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N.M. Company Says Enrollment Outpacing Sales

Ultra Health says annual sales grew by 16% β€” less than half the 39% growth rate for enrollment in the state's medical marijuana program.

In this Thursday, April 4, 2019, photo, a cannabis worker displays fresh cannabis flower buds that have been trimmed for market in Gardena, Calif.
In this Thursday, April 4, 2019, photo, a cannabis worker displays fresh cannabis flower buds that have been trimmed for market in Gardena, Calif.
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Patient enrollment in New Mexico's medical marijuana program grew at a fast clip in April.

The New Mexico Department of Health says patient enrollment in the cannabis program for health ailments such as cancer, chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder increased by 1,632 to 72,375 in April. That's the equivalent of a 28% annual growth rate.

New Mexico's largest medical marijuana seller said Monday that statewide growth in medical cannabis sales trailed far behind enrollment gains between March 2018 and March 2019.

Albuquerque-based Ultra Health says annual medical marijuana sales grew by 16%. That's less than half the 39% growth rate for enrollment.

State limits on medical marijuana production are currently under review. Ultra Health wants the state to increase purchase limits for patients and allow discounts by volume.

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