New Mexico

New Mexico has had medical marijuana legislation on the books since 2007. Patients in New Mexico can possess up to six ounces of usable marijuana at a time (or more if recommended by a physician.) The New Mexico medical marijuana program allows patients to cultivate up to 16 marijuana plants at a time, so long as no more than 4 are at full maturity. New Mexico allows the operation of state-licensed dispensaries, but access is only open to in-state residents. There are an estimated 18,000 patients enrolled in New Mexico’s medical marijuana program at this time. Patients seeking a medical marijuana card in New Mexico must apply through the New Mexico Department of Health. Applications are only accepted by mail and applicants must be over 18 years of age. The application process is free, however, patients wishing to cultivate their own medical marijuana must submit a second, separate application form. The department requires applicants to supply proof of residency, government issued ID, as well as medical records and certification of a medical marijuana evaluation by a state-licensed doctor. New Mexico currently recognized 19 qualifying ailments:
  • ALS
  • Anorexia/Cachexia/ Wasting syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical dystonia
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn's disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hospice patients
  • Huntington's disease
  • Intractable nausea/vomiting
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Painful peripheral neuropathy
  • Parkinson's disease
  • PTSD
  • Spinal cord damage
Patients seeking further information about medical marijuana laws in New Mexico can contact the state’s Medical Cannabis Program directly by phone or email.