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Medical Cannabis Program


Welcome!...

... to the State of New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program!

On this page you will be able to locate applications, find replacement card forms, read current rules and regulations, view basic program statistics, and obtain other information about the NMDOH Medical Cannabis Program.


Announcements

The health and safety of the public and our staff remains the Department of Health’s top priority. State Offices in Santa Fe are closed to the public for walk-in services, until further notice.

Please note: Medical Cannabis Program staff are continuing to work and process applications. There is a secure application drop-box in the lobby available 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

If you have questions, please call 505-827-2321 or email the program at: Medical.Cannabis@state.nm.us

Or, you can mail your application:
New Mexico Department of Health
Medical Cannabis Program
PO Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

For information on COVID-19, please visit: Department of Health’s COVID-19 Site


The Next Medical Advisory Board Meeting is Scheduled for:


CANCELLED -

Medical Cannabis Advisory BoardMedical Cannabis General Information - Public Meeting04/29/2020 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harold Runnels Building
1190 S. St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505505-827-2613 Phone - 505-827-2530 Fax

The Medical Cannabis Medical Advisory Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, 2020 is postponed and will be rescheduled.

The New Mexico Dept. of Health (NMDOH) and the Board want to ensure any meeting allows for members of the public who want to be heard are heard and represented in a fair manner. This is especially important during the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

With the advent of the current Executive Order, the meeting would need to be held through teleconferencing only with no in-person interactions.

The current systems available to the NMDOH, and the unique nature of the Medical Cannabis Medical Advisory Board Meetings, has the possibility to exclude those individuals who most want and need to be heard. This includes individuals who do not have access to internet, or those who wish to remain private and not share information such as phone numbers, email, or medical status in a recorded public forum.

The NMDOH is committed to finding a solution that allows as many individuals to participate and attend through electronic means in order to help reduce this disparity. As such, the Medical Cannabis Medical Advisory Board and the Medical Cannabis Program will take into consideration the current situation regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) and continue to seek out an electronic solution to increase public participation.

In order to help ensure transparency, the program will post the petitions which have been submitted to the Medical Cannabis Program website. Written comments on the petitions can be submitted through the program email at medical.cannabis@state.nm.us. Please check back on the Medical Cannabis Program website for updates and the new scheduled date once it is determined.

Please ensure petitions are complete and include: name, address, telephone number of petitioner, are unbound, and includes copies of all materials cited and materials the petitioner wants the Medical Advisory Board to consider. Instructions of how to submit a petition are available in the Medical Cannabis Petition Requirements document.


May 14th, 2020 - NEW! Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Map

April 14th, 2020 - See below for Medical cannabis Program COVID-19 Reminder regarding Mass Gathering Ban to include April 20 events.

April 4th, 2020 - Proof of Residency Requirement Clarification

The State of New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department has closed offices and cancelled appointments due to the current Executive Order on COVID-19 issued on March 11, 2020 and the subsequent related Public Health Orders (Department of Health’s COVID-19 Site). In light of this the Medical Cannabis Program is making the following adjustment and clarification for the New Mexico proof of residency identification requirement in order to best serve patients.

  • Any new enrollment or re-enrollment for patient, caregiver, or personal production applications submitted to the Medical Cannabis Program with a New Mexico Driver’s License or New Mexico Identification Card which expired on or after March 11,2020 will be considered as having submitted a valid New Mexico ID or Driver’s License and processed as usual.
  • Licensed Non-Profit Producers and dispensaries may accept an expired New Mexico Driver’s License or New Mexico Identification Card as proof of identity if it expired on or after March 11, 2020.
  • This adjustment will remain in place until the NM Motor Vehicle Department re-opens for in-person services at which time expired identification cards will no longer be accepted.

March 20th, 2020 - See below for a COVID-19 Response from the Medical Cannabis Program

February 20, 2020 - Governor signs Senate Bill 139

The Governor of the State of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 139 which requires patients to be residents of New Mexico. The Medical Cannabis Program requires a State of New Mexico issued Driver License or ID to be included with their application. Rules regarding the participation of Reciprocal Patients will be promulgated shortly. Please watch the program website for additional information. The press release is listed below: