New Mexico’s number 1 cannabis company continues to provide medicine to underserved areas
(Albuquerque) – Ultra Health®, a national medical cannabis leader with a large New Mexico presence, is continuing its commitment to serving rural areas by opening its seventh location in Clovis on January 27, 2017. Ultra Health now has locations in five counties across New Mexico.
The new location – a 1,600 square foot facility at 1512 North Prince Street – will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It will be Ultra Health’s third dispensary in a rural area, with two others in Hobbs and Bernalillo.
Cannabis industry revenues up more than 64 percent over last year.
(Albuquerque) – The Medical Cannabis Program’s total industry revenues from 2015 to 2016 increased by $19.7 million, resulting in$50,638,520 and a growth of 64 percent. Cannabis sales significantly surpassed other notable industries. Comparatively, the New Mexico chile crop was valued at $41.1 million in 2015 and the state’s craft beer industry is expected to generate $30 million in 2016.
The last reported New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) active patient enrollees was 32,840 as of October 2016, an increase of 76 percent from the prior year at 18,628. The growth in total dollar sales continues to lag behind patient enrollee count, validating an underserved demand attributable to the lack of adequate supply in the marketplace. Enrollee information for November and December 2016 has not been released by NMDOH. Continue reading "New Mexico Medical Cannabis Sales Exceed $50.6 Million in 2016"→
Ultra Health extended a donation to the Town of Bernalillo for The Town's Children's Christmas Fund in December 2016, helping children who would otherwise not receive presents get a special surprise from Santa.
This is the second consecutive year Ultra Health has donated to the fund. Ultra Health has also contributed funds toward other services for the Town of Bernalillo such as coat and toy drives. The Mayor of Bernalillo, Jack Torres, sent a thank you letter to Ultra Health expressing the town's gratitude.
The letter reads:
"I am writing to express our deepest thanks on behalf of the Town Council and the staff of the Town of Bernalillo, for your recent donation to The Town's Children's Christmas Fund. Generous gifts from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to continue our mission. We raised over $11,000.00.
With your faithful contributions over the years, you've demonstrated your deep commitment to our community and ensure that every child in need was provided with a gift this Christmas.
Your support has repeatedly played a key role in our success. The children were so excited to receive their Christmas gifts personally delivered by Santa. It was such a wonderful gift to see the joy and pleasure the children got from their presents.
The tradition of the Children's Christmas fund began in 1957 for less fortunate children in our community. It is only with the support of people like yourself that we are able to continue this tradition. There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your loyalty. We at the Town of Bernalillo are continually inspired by the dedication and generosity of donors like yourself who answer the call to give again and again.
Thank you once again; your kindness is truly appreciated.
Jack Torres, Mayor"
Ultra Health also participates in other charitable causes regularly. Most recently, all six Ultra Health locations hosted a sock drive from November through the month of December, collecting and donating thousands of socks for nine charities across the state. The charities include Joy Junction, St. Martin’s Hospitality Center, Safe House, Bienvenidos Outreach, Many Mothers, Haven House and Hobbs Health Care Center.
Ultra Health also sponsors community events such as Zozobra, which will embark on its 93rd year of celebration in 2017. The Burning of Zozobra is a unique cultural event staged annually by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe on the Friday before Labor Day as an exciting and fiery kick-off to the historic 304 year-old Fiestas de Santa Fe.