Medical Cannabis Information

Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

New Mexico's Medical Cannabis Program allows eligible patients to use medical marijuana to treat the symptoms and side-effects of a number of conditions.

There are 16 conditions currently recognized by the state to receive treatment, including:
  • Cancer
  • Crohn's disease
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with intractable spasticity
  • Epilespy (Seizures)
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C infection (currently receiving antiviral treatment)
  • Hospice patients
  • Intractable nausea/ vomiting
  • Lou Gehrig's disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Painful peripheral neuropathy
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Severe anorexia/ cachexia
  • Severe chronic pain
  • Inflammatory Arthritis


The Medical Marijuana Health Program in NM

The Department of Health requires that there is some proof of the patient's medical condition.
Patient must have documentation such as x-rays, MRI scans, CT scans, medical reports/ progress notes, list of medications currently taken, if any & any other objective evidence pertaining to their condition.

Patients may also qualify if they have a condition which causes significant weight loss, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal cramps.

Remember that medical marijuana only treats the symptoms of the condition, & it should not be used as a substitute for other regular medications. However, it can be used where other traditional treatments have failed.

More information on the Medical Marijuana Program in New Mexico can be found at the NM Department of Health website here: