Medical Marijuana Rules Close To Final

September 27, 2007

Vanessa Reyes, KFOX TV - Las Cruces

The rules of the medicinal marijuana law in New Mexico are close to becoming final after a public hearing with the New Mexico Department of Health and a medical board.

The hearing is scheduled for Oct. 1 in Santa Fe.According to Deborah Busmeyer of the department of health, once the regulations are established the medicinal marijuana will be permanent.

"We've been certifying patients all year long and giving them cards that they're eligible to have medical marijuana," said Busmeyer.

Currently, New Mexico does not tell users how only makes is legal for some patients with medical conditions to possess marijuana. New Mexico it does not state how those would get the drug.For Peter Flores, a self-described HIV patient who's been approved to use medicinal marijuana, the law will help to ease his pain."

My nausea can last all day where to the point that I won't be able to eat anything, so usually if I feel my nausea coming up I'll smoke a joint or something and that usually will help me eat," he said.

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