Mesilla Valley Pharmacy (MVP) and Pharmtrue are two separate Las Cruces companies locally owned and operated by the same core partners in downtown Las Cruces at 227 S. Main St. Since opening in August 2021, MVP has brought over 10,000 people to downtown Las Cruces. MVP has 3 pharmacists on staff, and dispenses over 6000 prescription drugs monthly to the Las Cruces Community, including over 200 controlled substances, such as fentanyl, xanax, oxycodone, amphetamines, etc.
As a locally owned startup, Pharmtrue has invested much time and effort into their current location at 227 S. Main St between the pharmacy and CBD lab, and relocating would cause extreme hardship to their efforts. Voting to allow the company a variance to the rule regarding proximity to the school would immediately springboard the existing downtown economy and community with the infrastructure they have already built at 227 S Main St.
Pharmtrue has been retailing their pharmacist-formulated hemp products downtown at 227 S Main St since 2019. The remodeled 800 sq ft hemp manufacturing lab at 227 S. Main St. already supports the production of pharmacist-formulated CBD products; These products are distributed in 5 New Mexico Pharmacies.
Not only have their products allowed many people to experience a better quality of life, but Pharmtrue's pharmacists are on the frontline of cannabis education; they created an accredited training, and educated over 500 pharmacists and technicians on cannabis and medicine. The impact of pharmacists on medication safety is well accepted and a top-notch team pioneering legalizalization in Las Cruces is a dire need for our community and society as a whole.
Healthcare professionals leading the local communities' adjustment to the legalization of cannabis is critical for a safe transition considering over 50% of the population are cannabis naive, and true medical guidance regarding cannabis with your medicine is nearly impossible to find.
Pharmtrue is on the brink of delivering extremely progressive pharmacy services in downtown Las Cruces, and with the variance, could become the first Pharmacist-Formulated Cannabis Company in the country on our mission to intertwine our services into the full pharmacy experience