New Mexico Medical Cannabis Providers Pay $2.93 Million for 14,550 Plants

Licensed plants increased by 5%, patient enrollment projected to be up 150% for same period

(Albuquerque) - The 35 Licensed Non-Profit Producers (LNPPs) licensed a total of 14,550 plants through July 31, 2018, an increase of 750 plants or 5 percent since August 1, 2016, while the program’s enrollment is expected to grow by more than 42,000 patients or 150 percent for the same period. Continue reading "New Mexico Medical Cannabis Providers Pay $2.93 Million for 14,550 Plants"

New Mexico Medical Cannabis Provider Hits Millionth Gram Milestone

Patient given free medicine for one year for buying Ultra Health’s millionth gram of flower

(Albuquerque) - Ultra Health, New Mexico’s No. 1 cannabis company with a nationwide presence, is celebrating its millionth gram of cannabis flower sold in New Mexico by providing one patient with free medicine for one full year.

The patient, from Ultra Health’s Albuquerque Westside location, will receive up to 10.5 grams of medical cannabis flower per week for 52 consecutive weeks to commemorate the provider’s milestone achievement.

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New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program Sees Record Patient Growth

Patient enrollment continues exponential growth; plants and revenues lag behind

(Albuquerque) – The New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program’s patient enrollment has seen its fastest growth yet, climbing by 15,357 patients or 53 percent in the first six months alone of 2017. The 44,403 current program enrollment is on track to increase by an annualized rate of 103 percent, to nearly 60,000 patients by December 31, 2017.

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Smokeless Medical Cannabis Products Released in New Mexico

The state’s largest medical cannabis company releases first-ever pharmaceutical grade products

(Albuquerque) - Ultra Health, New Mexico’s #1 medical cannabis company with a nationwide presence, has released the first pharmaceutical grade, accurately dosed medical cannabis products to the New Mexico market. The products provide reliable and easy-to-administer dosages of medical cannabis, which has been effective in treating a variety of ailments ranging from PTSD to cancer to chronic pain to epilepsy to Parkinson’s disease, among others.

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Ultra Health Files Freedom of Speech Lawsuit

Federal suit filed against EXPO New Mexico officials under First and Fourteenth Amendments

 

(Albuquerque) - New Mexico Top Organics-Ultra Health filed a complaint against three EXPO New Mexico officials for unconstitutional attempts to limit the company’s rights to display a cannabis educational and informative booth at the New Mexico State Fair in 2017.

 

Because EXPO New Mexico is a government entity and the New Mexico State Fair a public forum, restricting Ultra Health’s ability to educate the public and advocate on behalf of medical cannabis violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments, the lawsuit contends.

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New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program Surpasses 40,000 Patients

Patient enrollment sees biggest reported month to month jump in program history

(Albuquerque) – The Medical Cannabis Program’s patient enrollment reached 40,432 patients as of April 30, 2017, an increase of more than 5,500 patients since March according to the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH). The program is on track to enroll nearly 60,000 patients by the end of 2017.

March to April was the biggest month to month increase the program has seen since its inception in 2007. The number of patients enrolled in the program has increased by 84 percent since March 31, 2016 (NMDOH did not issue a patient statistics report for the month of April 2016). First quarter revenues in 2017 reached $19 million, with year-end revenues expected to reach $83.5 million.

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New Mexico Judge Grants Stay to Halt NMDOH Proposed Sanction

Ruling allows Ultra Health’s seven locations to remain open during year’s biggest sales week

 

(Santa Fe) – Santa Fe District Judge David K. Thomson granted Ultra Health a stay Monday from the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) proposed sanction for bringing Dorothy, a 3-week-old cannabis seedling, to the New Mexico State Fair on September 8, 2016.

 

“[The] Court finds that the Petitioner [Ultra Health] will likely prevail on the merits of their arguments that the sanction imposed is excessive and without much support in law or regulation,” Judge Thomson said in his order.

 

The judge ordered a motion to stay the sanction of ceasing Ultra Health’s operations for five consecutive days and that Ultra Health must still pay the proposed $100 fine.

 

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Ultra Health Opens First-Ever US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Lab

Joint venture between Ultra Health, Panaxia brings smokeless cannabis medicine to United States

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Ultra Health®, New Mexico’s No. 1 cannabis company with a nationwide presence, and Panaxia Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd, an Israeli pharmaceutical company specializing in pharmaceutical cannabis R&D and manufacturing, launched the first pharmaceutical cannabis production facility in the United States, located in Bernalillo, New Mexico. The facility will manufacture smokeless, accurately dosed cannabis medicine in a variety of delivery methods.

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Ultra Health shows continued support for its communities during the 2016 holiday season

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.

Sincerely yours,

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.      

Ultra Health sponsored the 92nd annual Zozobra Celebration on September 2, 2016.
Ultra Health sponsored the 92nd annual Zozobra Celebration on September 2, 2016.

Ultra Health is also the title sponsor of the Ultra Health Gathering of Nations Powwow, an event that contributes a $20 million economic impact to the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Ultra Health will continue to donate to the communities it serves, as well as sponsor community events well into the future. After all, health is not only physical and mental, but social as well.

November brings high hopes for cannabis legalization

November is shaping up to be a very exciting time for cannabis advocates. Hundreds of millions of Americans will be casting their vote for President November 8, while over 25 percent of the country will be voting on social and medical cannabis propositions.

The most exciting part? Legalization is leading in nearly every state where it is on the ballot. Even more exciting? If all states with legalization on the ballot approve, a quarter of the United States will be free from cannabis prohibition and 62 percent will live in states with medical programs.

Here’s where each state stands on legalization this upcoming election.

 

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