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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

With the passage of HB2 in the 2021 special session, enactment of the Cannabis Regulation Act (CRA) is effective June 29, 2021, upon the signature of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. For more information and resources on Adult Use, please visit: https://ccd.rld.state.nm.us/

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

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

Thank you for your understanding and patience.


The Next Medical Advisory Board Meeting is yet to be determined

The public meeting is conducted to accept and review petitions received by the 30-day public notice deadline; review and recommend to the Department for approval additional debilitating medical conditions that would benefit from the medical use of cannabis; accept and review petitions to add medical conditions, medical treatments or diseases to the list of debilitating medical conditions that qualify for the medical use of cannabis; review conditions previously reviewed by the Board and approved by the Secretary for the purpose of determining whether to recommend the revision of eligibility criteria for persons applying under those conditions; or to review new medical and scientific evidence pertaining to currently approved conditions.

Petitions to add conditions may be accepted at any time. Those received 30 days prior to the meeting, by end of business, will be scheduled for the next meeting.

Any member of the public may submit written comment regarding a petition. No prior notification is required to present general non-technical statements in support of, or in opposition to a petition.

Any individual who wishes to present technical evidence concerning a petition must submit a statement of intent to present technical evidence no later than 15 days prior to the hearing to the following address:

Medical Cannabis Program
New Mexico Dept. of Health
PO Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502

A statement of intent to present technical evidence must include the name of the person submitting the statement, the name of any person who will speak regarding the statement, whether the person filing the statement supports or opposes the petition at issue, an estimate of the length of the person’s anticipated testimony, a list of exhibits to be offered into evidence at the hearing, and a summary or outline of the anticipated testimony.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of special assistance to participate in the public hearing, please contact Elizabeth Jensen - (505) 827-2386 or Gary French - (505) 827-2362. The Department requests at least ten (10) days advance notice to provide requested special accommodations.

Petitions to Review

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.


Review of proposed Reciprocity Rule change

June 23, 2020 - Rules for Medical Cannabis Program Promulgated

The updated Medical Cannabis Rules and Regulations for Consumption Areas, Testing, and Labeling have been promulgated.

Medical Cannabis Related Rules are available through the State Records Center and Archives.

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.

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: