How do I get medical marijuana in New Mexico? Is cannabis, marijuana, pot or weed legal in New Mexico? Is there a difference between a marijuana recommendation and a marijuana prescription? How do you locate a quality medical marijuana doctor?

With different rules for each medical marijuana state, it can be difficult to find the answers to these questions. So we’ve compiled this New Mexico Medical Marijuana Law Fact Sheet to make it a little easier to obtain the medicine you need.

State Measure:            

SB 523,  AKA the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act


Date Passed:

July   1, 2007


Defenses Provided:     


New Mexico’s medical   marijuana law provides exemption from prosecution if you are in lawful possession   of a registry identification card (AKA marijuana   card) and in possession of no more than an “adequate supply” of medical marijuana.


Medical Marijuana Uses:            


Under New   Mexico medical marijuana law, medical   cannabis may be used for the following conditions:


Severe   chronic   pain, painful peripheral neuropathy, intractable nausea/vomiting, severe   anorexia/cachexia, hepatitis   C infection currently receiving antiviral treatment, Crohn’s   disease, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Amyotrophic   Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou   Gehrig’s disease), cancerglaucomaHIV/AIDSmultiple   sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with   intractable spasticity, epilepsy,  Hospice patients, or inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis.


Documentation Needed:            


In order to qualify   for medical marijuana in New Mexico, you must obtain written certification from   a state-licensed doctor that, in the practitioner’s opinion, you have a   debilitating medical condition and that the benefits of medical marijuana   would likely outweigh the risks. You must also register with the state’s   marijuana card program.


Marijuana Card Program:

To become a medical   marijuana patient in New Mexico, you must register with the New Mexico   Department of Health to receive a registry identification card (AKA medical marijuana card).   Download the application form here.


Cannabis Possession and Growing Limits:          


Medical cannabis   patients in New Mexico may possess up to 6 ounces of usable marijuana, 4 mature   plants, and 3 seedlings, or a three month supply of topical treatment. You   may grow your own supply of medicine OR purchase it from a state licensed   producer.


Caregiver Provisions:  


Medical Marijuana   patients in New Mexico may designate a caregiver to possess, transport and   grow cannabis on the patient’s behalf. Caregivers may have up to four   patients and possess up to six ounces of usable cannabis, four mature plants,  and three seedlings for each patient.