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New Mexico Medical Marijuana Law Fact Sheet

New Mexico Medical Marijuana Law Fact Sheet

Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 04/18/2010 in Medical Marijuana Laws

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), cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, multiple 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.

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