Friday, April 7, 2017

Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Recommendations Empower Medical Cannabis Community

 
MEDIA RELEASE -Friday, April 7th 2017
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The LECUA Patient’s Coalition Of New Mexico has provided the New Mexico Department of Health Medical Cannabis Program 20 Petitions for the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board to review and address at the MCAB Hearing 10am - Friday - April 7th - 2017.  
Petitions Authored & Organized By Jason Barker
- Medical Cannabis Patient & Organizer with the
LECUA Patient’s Coalition Of New Mexico

All Petitions Can Be Viewed Online At:
LECUA NM MCP MCAB Petitions:
http://lecuanmmcpmcabpetitions.blogspot.com/

These Petitions Reviewed By The MCAB, Isn’t A Medical Cannabis Case…
It’s A HealTHCare Case.

Petition Action Vote (Y/N)
2017‐012 Add autism as a condition Recommended to add to MCP 3-0
2017‐013 Add anxiety as a condition Recommended to add to MCP 3-1
2017‐014 Add depression Recommended to add to MCP 4-0
2017‐015 Add Concussions, CTE and TBI as conditions Tabled
2017‐016 Add diabetes 0-4
2017‐017 Add Dystonia Recommended to add to MCP 4-0
2017‐018 Add Migraines Recommended to add to MCP 4-0
2017‐019 Add Rheumatoid Arthritis Recommended to expand terms 4-0
(Petition 2017-019 (Title Was TO BE) : Requesting The Inclusion Of A New Medical Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) To Include:
There are more than 100 different forms of arthritis and related diseases. The most common types include osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), fibromyalgia and gout.   *Printing Error at copy place used wrong cover page…)

2017‐020 Sleep Disorders Recommended to add to MCP 4-0
2017‐021 Substance Abuse Disorder Tabled
2017‐022 Patient Run Collectives Recommended to add to MCP 4-0
2017-005 Change/increase possession limit to 16 oz Recommended to add to MCP 4-0
2017-009 Removal of Max THC Content Recommended Removal of Cap   4-0

Per legal counsel’s input petitions numbered 1,2,3,4, and 11 would require statutory changes or are not covered under the duties of the MCAB and will not be discussed.
2017-001 Add Veteran Status as a Qualifying Condition
2017-002 Allow any chronic condition to be a qualifying condition
2017-003 Change LECUA to give MCAB more authority (increase membership)
2017-004 Change LECUA to make renewals every three years
2017-011 Add definition of Medical Treatment definition to LECUA and add Adequate
Supply
Petitions 6, 8,10 and 23 concern the licensed producers and would require statutory changes and are not covered under the duties of the MCAB and will not be discussed.
2017-006 Allow PPL holders to use manufacturers for conversion of product.
2017-008 Remove CBD plants from producer plant count (This is a regulatory change).
2017-010 Increase plants for licensed producers (This is a regulatory change).
2017-023 Develop MCP education and research components

All Petitions Can Be Viewed Online At:
LECUA NM MCP MCAB Petitions
http://lecuanmmcpmcabpetitions.blogspot.com/


Petitions provided to the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board (MCAB)

  1. Petition Pertaining to the Medical Treatment; Adequate Supply: Limit of 230 Units per 3 months changed/increased

   II. Petition Pertaining to the Medical Treatment; Adequate Supply:
            Potency Cap of THC for  Concentrates Removed

   III. Petition Pertaining to the Medical Treatment; Adequate Supply:
            Personal Production License Plant Increase & PPL Collectives  
   IV. Petition Pertaining to the Medical Treatment; Adequate Supply: LNPP Plant Count Increase

   V. Petition Pertaining to the Medical Treatment; Adequate Supply:
            Remove CBD from Plant Count

   VI. Petition Pertaining to the Condition to Add: Anxiety Disorder

   VII. Petition Pertaining to the Condition to Add: Autism Spectrum Disorder

    VIII. Petition Pertaining to the Condition to Add: Concussion, CTE, & TBI

    IX. Petition Pertaining to the Condition to Add: Depression (clinical)

    X. Petition Pertaining to the Condition to Add: Diabetes Mellitus

    XI. Petition Pertaining to the Condition to Add: Dystonia
    XII. Petition Pertaining to the Condition to Add: Migraine
    XIII. Petition Pertaining to the Condition to Add: Rheumatoid Arthritis

    XIV. Petition Pertaining to the Condition to Add: Substance Abuse Disorder
    XV. Petition Pertaining to the Medical Treatment; Exception To Qualifying Conditions To Add:
            A Person’s Status as a Veteran

    XVI. Petition Pertaining to the Medical Treatment; Increase MCAB membership
            (Medical cannabis advisory board responsibilities and duties)

   XVII. Petition Pertaining to the Medical Treatment; ADA language for Section 8 of LECUA
            (Medical cannabis registry identification cards)    

  XVIII. Petition Pertaining to the Medical Treatment; Medical Cannabis 3 yr registry
            identification cards
Presumptive eligibility and once a patient is accepted into the program,  registry and PPL identification cards should be set at a 3 renewal basis. The Department can then do yearly address verification by mail all while maintaining safe access to medical cannabis.

  XIX. Petition Pertaining to the Medical Treatment; Medical Cannabis Program Research
            & Education Established

  XX. Petition Pertaining to the Condition to Add: Insomnia / Sleep Disorders


Next MCAB Meeting Tentative Date of Nov 3rd 2017 at 10am

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