As of May 13, 2007, New Mexico House of Representatives and Senate passed Bill 523, commonly known as “The Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act”. This act allows for patients who are in the regulated system to use medical marijuana to alleviate pain and suffering from their qualifying medical conditions. Patients may possess up to six ounces of usable marijuana, four mature plants, and 12 immature plants. Patients caregivers may service up to four patients at any given time.
To get a medical marijuana card in New Mexico, you must have a written recommendation from a licensed physician stating that you will benefit from the use of cannabis.
To find a licensed doctor for a medical marijuana recommendation, please enter your location in the search field above.
Patients with a valid medical marijuana card may purchase their medical at dispensaries of their choosing. To find a trusted, legal marijuana business in your area, please enter your location in the search field above.
On February 12, 2015 the legislative committee voted in favor of taxing and regulating marijuana in New Mexico. Senate Joint Resolution 2 (SJR2) would allow for the regulation of production, sale and taxation of marijuana in New Mexico. This legislative vote sets in motion the process to put the issue on the 2016 ballot for voters. If/when this does pass, adults 21 years of age and older would be able to possess small amounts of recreational marijuana.
If and when SJR2 does pass, adults 21 years of age and older would be able to possess small amounts of recreational marijuana.
Currently, there are no retail marijuana stores in New Mexico. Patients with a valid medical marijuana card may purchase their medicine at local, state-licensed dispensaries or cultivate their own.
It is illegal to consume recreational and medical marijuana in public places such as public transportation, parks, concerts, federal land, etc. Medical marijuana patients may consume their medicine in private settings only.
If SJR2 does pass, the state of New Mexico will designate a specific amount of recreational marijuana adults 21 and older would be allowed to possess.