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How to join the New Mexico medical cannabis program and get your med card online.

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    Sign Up

    No appointment necessary. Register with Leafwell on any device and consult with one of our licensed medical marijuana doctors online in minutes.

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    Meet Your Provider

    Once you’ve completed your enrollment paperwork, you’ll be connected to a medical marijuana doctor for an online consultation. Once approved, your physician will submit your details to the state.

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    Apply to the New Mexico Cannabis Program

    You should receive an email from the state within 24 hours of your approval. Complete the government application online within 90 days. We’ll provide you with all the information you need.

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    Receive Your Card

    You will receive your New Mexico medical cannabis card within five business days. The card is valid for two years, and you will need to recertify with Leafwell 30 days before your card expires.

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See a detailed step-by-step explainer on how to apply for your New Mexico medical cannabis card.

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Benefits of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card

Wondering how a New Mexico medical card can transform your medical marijuana treatment?

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State-Specific Steps

For New Mexico residents, embarking on a journey to relief is simple. Let our caring specialists guide you through the state-specific steps for getting your New Mexico medical card.

  1. Sign Up With Leafwell
  2. Discuss Medical Marijuana Treatment With a Licensed Medical Marijuana Doctor
  3. Complete Your Application With the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program Online
  4. Receive Your New Mexico Medical Card From the State
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Qualifying Medical Conditions

To qualify for medical cannabis cards in New Mexico, you must be diagnosed with a qualifying condition. According to the NM Department of Health Medical Cannabis Program, the following are qualifying conditions for medical cannabis treatment in the state:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Damage to the Nervous Tissue of the Spinal Cord (with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity)
  • Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder
  • Friedreich’s Ataxia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C Infection currently receiving antiviral therapy
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hospice Care
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inclusion Body Myositis
  • Inflammatory Autoimmune-mediated Arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Intractable Nausea/Vomiting
  • Lewy Body Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Opioid Use Disorder
  • Painful Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Severe Anorexia/Cachexia
  • Severe Chronic Pain
  • Spasmodic Torticollis (Cervical Dystonia)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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What You Need to Know

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    Eligibility / Patient

    New Mexico residents at least 18 years old may be eligible for medical cannabis cards if diagnosed with a qualifying health condition. That will be determined by a certified physician, who must fill out an application form indicating their patient’s health issue(s) and proof of diagnosis.

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    Caregiver

    Caregivers in New Mexico must be at least 18 years old and designated by their medical marijuana patients. A primary caregiver can serve up to four medical marijuana patients at once.

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    Can Minors Qualify?

    Yes, a minor in New Mexico can become a medical cannabis patient; however, a parent or primary caregiver must complete the application process on their behalf.

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What You Need

You’ll need to provide the following to apply to become a medical cannabis patient in New Mexico:

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    Medical Marijuana Recommendation

    Once approved, your Leafwell healthcare provider will submit your medical marijuana recommendation directly to the state. Within 24 hours, you will receive an email from the state with instructions for completing the state application.

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    Proof of Identity

    You will need a government-issued photo ID, such as a valid New Mexico ID or driver’s license. Temporary IDs are also accepted.

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Next Steps After Approval

Congratulations on getting your medical certification! You’re one step closer to joining the medical cannabis program online, but there are a few more steps to complete before getting your New Mexico med card. Let’s dive in!

Before You Start: What You’ll Need

  • A valid New Mexico ID

Receive Email: Within 24 hours of approval, you will receive an email from the state with instructions.

Complete Application: Create a New Mexico Department of Health account and confirm your email address. Once created, log into the cannabis program online portal and complete your state application.

Receive Electronic Card: Receive your state-issued digital identification card via email within five business days.

Start Shopping: Legally purchase medical cannabis products from licensed dispensaries.

How to Renew Your Card

For medical cannabis patients who need to renew their New Mexico medical marijuana card, the process is similar to when you first applied. Here’s everything you need to know:

  1. Sign in to Leafwell or register as a renewal patient if you’re new to Leafwell.
  2. Speak to a New Mexico-licensed physician online.
  3. Get approved and receive an email from the state within 24 hours.
  4. Log into the New Mexico Department of Health Medical Cannabis Program’s online patient portal to complete your state application.

For more information about the med card renewal process or to begin the process today, check out our New Mexico renewal page.

Legal Topics

Below, you’ll find a few need-to-know laws, regulations, and legal updates about cannabis in New Mexico.

  • In 2007, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson signed the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act into law. Essentially, the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act legalized the cultivation, processing, sale, purchase, and consumption of medical cannabis products in New Mexico.
  • Senate Bill 523 also legalized the purchase of up to 15 ounces of marijuana over 90 days and allows patients to cultivate up to six mature plants (with a maximum of 12 plants per home).
  • Recreational cannabis was legalized in New Mexico after House Bill 2, also known as the Cannabis Regulation Act, was signed into law by Gov. Michelle Grisham.
    • Although recreational cannabis is legal, there are perks for patients with a medical identification card, including higher possession limits and lower sales tax on the purchase of cannabis products.

Caregivers

New Mexico defines a caregiver as a resident of the state who is at least 18 years old and who has been designated by the patient’s practitioner as being necessary to take responsibility for managing the well-being of a qualified patient with their medical use of cannabis.

Minor patients must have a primary caregiver.

Caregiver Requirements:

  • At least 18 years old and a New Mexico resident.
  • Patients can have one caregiver. Caregivers can serve up to four qualified patients.
  • Caregivers will attend the certification appointment with the patient.
  • A background check is not required for caregivers.

Caregiver Registration Process:

Once you have created a user account in the New Mexico Online Patient Portal, you can complete the caregiver application initiated by the patient’s healthcare provider.

  • For a new or re-certifying patient, the caregiver will be added to the patient’s application so the medical provider and patient can approve.
  • For an existing patient to add you as a caregiver, you must visit the patient’s medical provider to start a caregiver application. Once the patient approves you as their caregiver, you will receive an email notification to complete the application.

After submitting your application, it will be sent to the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program for review, approval, and issuance of your electronic card. Applications submitted through the Online Patient Portal are typically processed within five business days.

Reciprocity

New Mexico accepts physical medical cards from out-of-state medical marijuana programs.

The following states and territories recognize New Mexico medical marijuana cards:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas *
  • Hawaii *
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan (at the dispensary’s discretion)
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey *
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma *
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. Virgin Islands *
  • Utah * (up to two 21-day periods in a calendar year)
  • Washington, D.C.

*Visitors must complete a visiting patient application process with the state program.

FAQs

Check out our New Mexico FAQ page for more frequently asked questions about New Mexico’s medical marijuana cards or state processes.

How much does a New Mexico medical marijuana certificate and card cost?

An online consultation for a New Mexico medical marijuana card is $99 and includes a 2-year certification. You’ll only be charged if approved. Plus, now you can sign up with a friend and save 10% on your consultation.

Patients will need to complete their state application with the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program before being issued their digital card.

What medical conditions qualify for a medical marijuana card in New Mexico?

The following are recognized qualifying conditions for a marijuana certificate and card under New Mexico law:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Damage to the Nervous Tissue of the Spinal Cord (with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity)
  • Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder
  • Friedreich’s Ataxia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C Infection currently receiving antiviral therapy
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hospice Care
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inclusion Body Myositis
  • Inflammatory Autoimmune-mediated Arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Intractable Nausea/Vomiting
  • Lewy Body Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Opioid Use Disorder
  • Painful Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Severe Anorexia/Cachexia
  • Severe Chronic Pain
  • Spasmodic Torticollis (Cervical Dystonia)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Ulcerative Colitis

What do I need to know about applying for my medical cannabis card in New Mexico online?

With Leafwell, applying for a New Mexico medical marijuana card online is easy. Here’s what to expect:

  1. Register with Leafwell and speak to a New Mexico-licensed healthcare provider online. Consultations cost $99, and you’ll only be charged if approved.
  2. Get approved and receive an email from the state within 24 hours.
  3. Complete the state application via the New Mexico Department of Health Cannabis Program Online Portal.
  4. Receive your state-issued digital card within five business days.

How old do I have to be to apply for a medical marijuana card in New Mexico?

You must be at least 18 years old to apply for a medical marijuana card in New Mexico.

Minor patients may apply with consent from a custodial parent or legal guardian.

Caregivers must also be 18 years of age.

Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in New Mexico?

Yes, medical marijuana patients in New Mexico can have a caregiver. Caregivers will complete their application after creating an account with the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program.

Caregiver Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age and a New Mexico resident.
  • Caregivers can serve up to four qualified patients.
  • Caregivers will attend the appointment with the patient.
  • A background check is no longer required.

Here’s how to apply as a caregiver:

  1. You must be designated as a caregiver by:
    1. A new patient enrolling in the New Mexico Department of Health Medical Cannabis Program.
      1. For a new or re-certifying patient, the caregiver will be added to the patient application, so that the medical provider and patient can approve.
    2. An existing patient of the New Mexico Department of Health, Medical Cannabis Program.
      1. For an existing patient to add a caregiver, the medical provider must start a caregiver application. Once the patient approves you as their caregiver, you will receive an email notification to complete the application.
  2. Go to the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program portal.
  3. Click the Create an Account button. If you already have an account, skip to step 7.
  4. Complete the Create an Account form by entering all the required information, then click the Submit button.
    1. First Name (as it appears on your card)
    2. Last Name (as it appears on your card)
    3. Date of Birth
    4. I have a card and want access to the Sales and Unit History – check this box if you currently have or have had a New Mexico Cannabis Program Patient Card.
    5. Barcode (as it appears on your card) – if your card is not available, you can skip this step; however, please allow 24-48 business hours for Program Staff to manually link your account.
    6. Email – use the personal email address you gave to your Medical Provider and plan to use it for all future applications.
    7. Password – create a unique password that you will use to access the Patient Portal. h. Password confirmation – reenter the password.
    8. Click the Submit button.
    9. Check your email Inbox for an account confirmation notification and confirm your email by clicking on the link in the notification.NOTE: To avoid issues receiving email messages from the Online Patient Portal, please add the email address no-reply@biotrackthc.org to your Safe Senders list
  5. Once you have created a user account in the Online Patient Portal, you can complete the caregiver application initiated by the patient’s Medical Provider.
  6. Log in to your account with the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program.
  7. Your application will be found in the My Application section after login.
  8. Click on the Caregiver Application (Patient Information: Patient Name) to open the application.
  9. Review the Patient Information.
  10. Verify the information entered by the patient’s Medical Provider.
  11. Enter your Mailing Address if not entered by the patient’s Medical Provider
  12. Upload a New Mexico driver’s license or New Mexico state-issued ID.
  13. Review the attestation, and then add the date and your signature.
  14. Once all the required information has been entered into the application, click the Review button to verify all the entered information is correct.NOTE: If the Review button is not present, review the application and enter any missing information.
  15. Click the Submit button. Your application will be sent to the Medical Cannabis Program for review /approval and issuance of your electronic card, typically processed within 5 business days.

State Resources:

How do I apply for the state program in New Mexico?

Before you start, have these supporting documents ready:

  • A clear (face visible) copy of your current New Mexico driver’s license or New Mexico photo ID. Temporary New Mexico driver’s licenses and photo IDs are acceptable.

Getting Your New Mexico Medical Marijuana Card

Your Leafwell physician will have passed all required details to the New Mexico Department of Health following your appointment. Within 24 hours, you will receive an email from the state.  At that time, you can continue with the stateside of the application process. Please note that you must complete the state application within 90 days of receiving your Leafwell approval. Failure to do so may result in additional fees.

  1. Create an Account with the New Mexico Department of Health Cannabis Program online.
    1. Upon completion, you will be directed to check your email account for an email from the state.
    2. To verify your email and confirm registration, simply click on the blue link found in the email. This action will take you back to the NMDOH patient portal home page.
  2. Log in to the patient portal.
  3. Complete and submit an official state application.
  4. After you apply, the state estimates a five-day wait until a digital card is made available.

Note: Each card is valid for two years, and you need to recertify with Leafwell 30 days before your card is set to expire.