New Mexico Medical Marijuana Card Laws
June 17, 2016

New Mexico Medical Marijuana Card
In order to be afforded legal protection under the New Mexico medical marijuana law, a qualified patient or a primary caregiver must obtain a registry identification card, also referred to as a medical marijuana card or cannabis card, from the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH). qualified medical marijuana patients must register with the state patient registry and possess a valid state-issued identification card, applications must be submitted to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services “Medicinal Marijuana Program”.


  1. Patients are required to obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from their primary care physician describing the diagnosis of their qualifying condition —
  2. Patients are required to obtain a signed Physician’s Statement from a physician, currently licensed to practice medicine in New Mexico — *Find a certified 
  3. Patients must be a resident in the state of New Mexico with proof of residency. If you do not have a New Mexico I.D. an out of state I.D., passport, or other photo I.D. with proof of residency such as bank statement, utility bill, etc is acceptable.
  4. To qualify, a patient needs to be diagnosed by a physician as having one of the following debilitating medical conditions that is specifically identified in the law:
    • 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
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
    • Cancer
    • Glaucoma
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with intractable spasticity
    • Epilepsy
    • Hospice patients
    • Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
  5. Once certified, patients are required to register with the New Mexico Department of Health — registration is mandatory. Upon registration, the patient will receive a New Mexico medical marijuana card.
  6. Patients choosing to cultivate their own medical marijuana, must first apply for a license — complete and submit a Medical Cannabis Personal Production Application, along with with a copy of your New Mexico driver’s license or state identification card, and the license application fee of $30.00. To assign a caregiver, complete and submit Caregiver Application Form, as well.
  7. It is free to to apply for patient registry.
  8. Submit applications to:

New Mexico Department of Health
Medical Cannabis Program
1190 Saint Francis Drive Suite S-3400
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-827-2321
Email: New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program
Website: New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program