Are You Eligible for the Medical Cannabis Program?


Qualifying ConditionsTo get a Patient ID Card your physician must certify that you have an eligible condition, that the condition is debilitating and can not be helped by standard treatments, and that the benefits of medical cannabis usage outweigh the detriments.

  • For post traumatic stress disorder, a psychiatrist’s diagnosis must be included.
  • For glaucoma, an ophthalmologist must provide the diagnosis.
  • For chronic pain, you need objective proof of severe chronic pain (X-rays, CT scans, MRIs) and receive two recommendations, one from your primary care physician and one from a specialist consulting on your case.

The program has 30 days to review your application starting from when the program receives your complete application. If the Medical Director approves your application, the program will issue you a registry ID card.

If you are a qualified and licensed NM Medical Cannabis Patient, we invite you to apply for Membership withNew Mexicann by clicking here to register.

Medical cannabis is the use of cannabis and its constituent cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy. The cannabis plant from which the cannabis drug is derived has a long history of medicinal use, with evidence dating back to 2,737 BC.

Although the plant has been used by civilizations around the world to treat countless conditions, currently, there are 16 qualifying conditions in New Mexico:

  • 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
  • multiple sclerosis
  • damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with intractable spasticity,
  • epilepsy
  • HIV/AIDS
  • inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
  • hospice patients

Get more information online from the NM DOH.

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