New Mexico Medical Marijuana Law

Status

Operational

Law Signed:

2007

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Anorexia/cachexia
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Cancer
  • Cervical dystonia
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
  • Friedreich’s ataxia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C infection
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hospice patients
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
  • Intractable nausea/vomiting
  • Lewy body disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Opioid dependency or other substance abuse disorders
  • Painful peripheral neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Severe chronic pain
  • Spasmodic torticollis
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Ulcerative colitis

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Eight ounces of medical cannabis (over a 90-day period)

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.

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF REGISTERED PATIENTS

EMPLOYMENT PROTECTIONS FOR QUALIFYING PATIENTS

RECIPROCITY

Yes

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