Legalization to Avoid Overdoses

As the prescription drug overdose epidemic in the United States is increasingly getting out of control, it is time to explore safer alternatives to these highly addictive narcotics.

More than 14,000 people died in the United States from overdoses involving prescription opioids in 2014, according to the Center for Disease Control. During that same year New Mexico had the second highest total drug overdose death rate in the nation.

Between 2010 and 2014, 85 percent of New Mexico’s 33 counties had higher rates of drug overdose than the national average, some NM counties reaching 5 times the national rate, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. As this epidemic continues, more people are lost to prescription related deaths each year.

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Ultra Health Partners with Edibles Council

NM’s largest medical cannabis company committed to patient education

Ultra Health, a national medical cannabis leader with a large New Mexico presence, becomes the first medical cannabis provider in New Mexico to partner with the Oregon Responsible Edibles Council, (OREC). OREC, formed in late 2015, is a non-profit trade association of Oregon edible cannabis processors, with a mission of educating the public regarding the safe and responsible usage of edible cannabis products for adults 21 and over.

Ultra Health will be joining other Oregon-based dispensaries and edible cannabis organizations in sponsoring the responsible use of edible cannabis products. Ultra Health believes patient education must become a priority, as the medical cannabis program in New Mexico has grown nearly 80% to 25,000 patients in the past year and will continue to grow.

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Ultra Health Opens Sixth Location in New Mexico

NM’s largest medical cannabis company committed to opening additional rural locations

(Albuquerque) – Ultra Health, a national medical cannabis leader with a large New Mexico presence, is opening its sixth location on June 22, 2016 in Albuquerque, making it the largest medical cannabis operator in the state. The new Albuquerque Westside location is a 1,200 square foot facility located at 5515 Coors Blvd NW Suite A.

This location will be Ultra Health’s third dispensary in the metro Albuquerque area – with two others in Albuquerque’s Northeast and Nob Hill area. Three other Ultra Health dispensaries are located in the communities of Santa Fe, Bernalillo and Hobbs. The Albuquerque Westside dispensary would mark Ultra Health’s sixth New Mexico location.

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Cannabis Company Denied Sponsorship at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Ultra Health, New Mexico’s largest medical cannabis company, denied balloon presence

(Albuquerque) – Ultra Health®, a national medical cannabis leader with a large New Mexico presence, is denied sponsorship for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® (AIBF), the largest balloon event and most photographed event in the world.

In a letter received on June 16th, 2016 from Paul Smith, Executive Director of the AIBF, “…several members of the Board related stories of how their patients or members of their family had received great results from medical cannabis. Most of the Board agreed that medical cannabis should be considered a mainstream pharmaceutical.” However, the Board declined Ultra Health’s sponsorship request.

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