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Ultra Health Now In Six NM Counties

Ultra Health Now In Six NM Counties

New Mexico provider becomes nation's largest vertically integrated medical cannabis network.

Ultra Health has opened its eighth location in Alamogordo and is now serving six counties in New Mexico, more than any other medical cannabis provider in the state. The eighth location makes Ultra Health the nation’s largest vertically integrated, seed-to-sale medical cannabis network in the country.

The opening comes after an inspection from the New Mexico Department of Health. Ultra Health initially submitted its amendment to open a dispensary in Alamogordo in May 2016. There are currently more than 45,000 enrollees in the state’s medical cannabis program.

The company plans to establish new dispensaries in underserved communities including Silver City, Española, Los Ranchos, Deming, Sunland Park, Las Vegas, Raton, Tucumcari, Artesia, Gallup, Farmington, Grants, Socorro, Truth or Consequences, Portales, Roswell, Los Alamos, Moriarty, Lovington, and the unincorporated South Valley of Albuquerque.

There are currently 15 New Mexico counties and thousands of medical cannabis patients without access to a full-time dispensary. While approval for medical cannabis dispensaries in rural areas has lagged, the Albuquerque market appears saturated with dispensaries.

As of Aug. 4, there were 25 dispensary locations in Albuquerque serving a patient population of 13,812 enrollees in Bernalillo County. The Albuquerque dispensary density is higher than that of Tucson, Arizona, which has 10 dispensaries serving 18,766 patient enrollees in its respective Pima County. The U.S. Census Bureau (2016) estimates the Albuquerque and Tucson city populations at 559,279 and 530,706 respectively.

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  • Jason M Barker
    August 31, 2017, 6:00 am

    These six multi-state medical cannabis companies are the nation’s largest vertically integrated medical cannabis networks that are much bigger than Ultra Health; Columbia Care (Arizona, Massachusetts (Patriot Care), New York, Illinois, Washington, D.C., California, Delaware and Puerto Rico.), Green Thumb Industries (GTI operates cultivation, processing and dispensing facilities in Illinois, where it is based, and in Massachusetts and Nevada, and it won a dispensary license in Maryland, where it is also disputing the cultivation selection process),Harvest, Inc. is based in Arizona, where it operates a dispensary in Tempe and in Scottsdale and cultivation facilities in Flagstaff and Camp Verde and Rockville (MD), PharmaCann operates two cultivation facilities in Illinois, where it is based, and one in New York, Terra Tech (OTC: TRTC), which was expanding the IVXX brand in California while building out its four Nevada dispensaries and plans for Florida, and Vireo Health won one of the two Minnesota licenses awarded in 2014 and then one of the five New York licenses awarded in 2015 and has licences for Maryland.
    Is it ABQ Free Press or Ultra Health Free Press? Facts are part of the free press.

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  • Alan Kemp
    August 31, 2017, 8:53 am

    This does read like a press release for UltraHealth. I expect real journalism here at ABQ Free Press and this is a disappointment. How about an article telling us about UltraHealth’s lobbying practices? It would make an much more interesting read.

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