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New Mexico Medical Marijuana Law

Status

Operational

Law Signed:

2007

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Anorexia/cachexia
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn's disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hospice patients
  • Huntington's disease
  • Intractable nausea/vomiting
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Painful peripheral neuropathy
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Spinal cord damage

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Six ounces of medical cannabis (or more if authorized by their physician)

HOME CULTIVATION

Yes, 16 plants (four mature, 12 immature)

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES ALLOWED

Yes

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL

Yes

MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUTES

  • Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act, N.M. Stat. Ann. § 30-31C-1 (2007)
  • N.M. Stat. Ann. §26-2B-3(F) (2007)

CAREGIVERS

Yes, primary caregiver is designated by patient's practitioner as necessary to take responsibility for managing the well-being of a qualified patient with respect to the medical use of cannabis. Primary caregiver must be a resident of New Mexico. The caregiver must be 18 years of age or older.

RECIPROCITY

No

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please contact the Medical Cannabis Program Coordinator at (505) 827-2321 or medical.cannabis@state.nm.us or visit www.nmhealth.org/marijuanahtml for more information.







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