How to Get a New Mexico Medical Marijuana Card

The New Mexico Department of Health offers a Medical Cannabis Program. Applications must be mailed in.

Who Can Qualify?

To be eligible for a Medical Marijuana Card in New Mexico you must be a resident and 18 years of age or older, or have a parent/guardian apply as a caregiver. You must also be diagnosed with one of the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Spinal Cord Damage with Intractable Spasticity
  • Painful peripheral neuropathy
  • Intractable nausea or vomiting
  • Severe anorexia or cachexia
  • Hepatitis C
  • Crohn’s disease
  • PTSD
  • ALS
  • Severe Chronic Pain
  • Admitted into hospice care
  • Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
  • Cervical dystonia
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis

How Much Does it Cost?

There is no fee.

How Do I Apply?

There are the steps to apply for a New Mexico Medical Marijuana Card:

  1. Print out the Medical Certification Form and Clinical/Diagnostic Notes Form
  2. Visit with your physician and have them fill out the forms
  3. Obtain a copy of your state ID or driver’s license
  4. Print and complete the rest of the Patient Application
  5. Mail the application to the listed address

It can take up to 30 days from when the application is received for a decision to be made. A registry card will be issued up to 5 days after that.


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