New Mexico’s official government site providing the rules and regulations in the state can be found at: http://nmhealth.org/MCP/
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 (PDF). 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: Creation of a state-authorized marijuana distribution system is pending
- Statute: New Mexico Stat. Ann. 26-2B-1 – 26-2B-7