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Medical Marijuana in New Mexico

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.

Frequently asked questions about medical cannabis in New Mexico:

  • How do I get a medical marijuana card in the state of New Mexico?

    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.

  • Where can I find a medical marijuana doctor for a recommendation in New Mexico?

    To find a licensed doctor for a medical marijuana recommendation, please enter your location in the search field above.

  • What is needed to submit an application for a medical marijuana card?

    • Application Form, signed and completed
    • Medical Certification Form
    • Release of Medical Information Form
    • Clinical/Diagnostic Notes Form completed by Certifying Physician
    • Valid New Mexico Driver’s License or Photo ID
    • Personal Production License (if you wish to produce your own medical marijuana)
  • Where can I purchase medical marijuana in New Mexico?

    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.

Recreational Marijuana in New Mexico

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.

Frequently asked questions about recreational cannabis in New Mexico:

  • How old do I have to be to purchase recreational marijuana in the state of New Mexico?

    If and when SJR2 does pass, adults 21 years of age and older would be able to possess small amounts of recreational marijuana.

  • Where can I purchase recreational marijuana in New Mexico?

    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.

  • Where am I legally allowed to consume recreational marijuana?

    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.

  • How much recreational marijuana can I have in my possession in the state of New Mexico?

    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.