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, 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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