Patients in New Mexico have the option of treating many diagnosed illnesses with cannabis.
Below are the currently approved conditions for the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program that may qualify a patient for a medical cannabis card. If you are interested in pursuing cannabis therapy to treat any of these conditions, you may speak with your treating physician, or visit with a medical professional who specializes in cannabis at our Cannabis Clinic.
Conditions approved for cannabis treatment
New Mexico Medical Marijuana Program: Information
- Patient must be eighteen (18) years of age. If patient is under eighteen (18) years of age, patient must designate a Caregiver.
- Patient must provide copy of New Mexico State ID.
- Patient must be evaluated, in person, by a certified physician. Physicians establish a bonafide patient relationship.
- Patient must be diagnosed with a Qualifying Condition.
- Patient must submit application to New Mexico Department of Health Medical Cannabis Program.
- There is no charge to apply. There is a $50.00 fee for replacement card.
- If approved, patient will receive their Patient ID Card.
Who Qualifies for Medicinal Marijuana in New Mexico
On March 13, 2007, Senate Bill 523 was approved effectively removing all state-level criminal penalties on the use and possession of marijuana by patients “in a regulated system for alleviating symptoms caused by debilitating medical conditions and their medical treatments.”
The New Mexico Department of Health has established a Patient Registry, issuing medical marijuana cards and licenses, to patients, caregivers and providers.