Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana in New Mexico

There are now 21 qualifying conditions for the medical cannabis program in New Mexico, (revised 5-21-2015). Check back frequently, as new conditions are added as presented by the NM Medical Cannabis Advisory Board and approved by the NM Secretary of Health. This list started out with only 7 qualifying conditions, and although this list should include ANY condition for which a doctor believes marijuana would be a benefit to their patient, we are grateful for what we have.

The qualifying conditions to become a Medical Cannabis user in our State of New Mexico are as follows:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Cancer (must specify what type)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C (infection currently receiving antiviral treatment)
  • Hospice Care
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Inclusion Body Myositis
  • Inflammatory Autoimmune-mediated Arthritis
  • Intractable Nausea/Vomiting
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Painful Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Severe Chronic Pain
  • Severe Anorexia/Cachexia
  • Spasmodic Torticollis (Cervical Dystonia)
  • Spinal Cord Damage with Intractable Spasticity (proof of objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity required)
  • Ulcerative Colitis

New Mexico Marijuana All conditions are subject to required medical records that show proof of diagnosis

Here is the link to the New Mexico patient registration application pdf.

If you have any questions about the process of applying, please feel free to contact me by email. I will answer any questions free of charge and will be happy to walk you through the process and explain your options, also, at no charge.


  1. I had hodgkins disease 30 years ago, but the anxiety of it coming back is always there. Since I am in remission, can a Doctor still qualify me to get a card. I want to do the whole Rick Simpson Oil protocal and then go on a maintence dose forever. So before I spend a lot of money on submitting records and etc., I would like to know my chances. Thanks, Joe

    • Hi Joe. I am relatively sure that if your cancer has been in remission for 30 years you will not qualify in the NM MCP for cancer. However, you may qualify under another condition, depending on a few things. Your anxiety may be PTSD, or you may suffer from some kind of chronic pain. The reason that the numbers of patients in NM for these two conditions is so high is because many people, like myself, have multiple conditions and these two are common to more people than any other conditions. To be sure, call ABQ Integrative Medicine, 505-503-8962, or Noemi and Mike Wallace at 420 Connect, 505-850-4849, or . Either of this places can give you a firm answer and/or tell you what you need to do and if you qualify.

  2. I am looking into getting my card. I was born with seizures and still continue to have them. Since a seizure has not been re order during my EEG my Dr has not been able to diagnose,me with epilepsy. Can I still be approved ? I also have been diagnosed with insomnia and anxiety.

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