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”.
HOW TO OBTAIN A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD IN NEW MEXICO
- Patients are required to obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from their primary care physician describing the diagnosis of their qualifying condition —
- Patients are required to obtain a signed Physician’s Statement from a physician, currently licensed to practice medicine in New Mexico — *Find a certified
- 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.
- 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)
- Multiple sclerosis
- Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with intractable spasticity
- Hospice patients
- Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
- 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.
- 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.
- It is free to to apply for patient registry.
- Submit applications to:
New Mexico Department of Health
Medical Cannabis Program
1190 Saint Francis Drive Suite S-3400
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Email: New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program
Website: New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program