New Mexico (NM) Medical Marijuana Laws

Senate Bill 523, called the “Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act,” was signed into law in 2007 and took effect later that year. New Mexico maintains a confidential state registry and issues identification cards to qualified patients (New Mexico Medical Marijuana: Patient Application). Patients who are under the age of 18 may qualify for the medical marijuana program with written consent from a parent or guardian, in addition to a physician’s recommendation.

  • Illnesses: arthritis; severe chronic pain; painful peripheral neuropathy; severe nausea; severe anorexia/cachexia; hepatitis C; Crohn’s disease; post-traumatic stress disorder; Lou Gehrig’s disease; cancer; glaucoma; multiple sclerosis; damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with intractable spasticity; epilepsy; HIV/AIDS; hospice patients
  • Possession: 6 ounces; more if you provide a letter of special need from your certifying physician
  • Cultivation: 12 seedlings and four mature marijuana plants (16 total); licensed producers may grow up to 150 mature plants at a time
  • Dispensaries: State-licensed dispensaries available
  • Statute: New Mexico Stat. Ann. 26-2B-1 – 26-2B-7