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. Hello I have bipolar severe depression I am also schizophrenic and I do it in Ks without drs permission and it helps with the symptoms I also have adhd and was wondering if I would qualify for ppp

  2. My wife has stage 4 HER 2 breast cancer and we have heard that RSO can help. Can I get it from your org.

  3. I was diagnosed with cancer in 2005 when i was 7. I underwent spinal taps for 2 years and this has caused me to have bad back pain. It was really hard not only during treatment but after. This has caused me to not like being around alot of people expecially if they looking at me. And i am uncomfortable around strangers. I was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea early 2017 i think. I am a “A” and “B” college student. I have been recently diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. Something small could happen and then everything after that just to seem like everything gets worse and i have a emotional breakdown and its hard for me to calm down. When i smoke weed it helps me calm down faster and it helps me think clearer. It also helps me with my back pain and it usually goes away for several hours.

    • Sorry. It also helps me sleep. But My question was will i qualify for a medical card and will it affect the scholarships i receive through school if i do get a medical card?

  4. Hi, I have cronic back pain and severe anxiety. My doctor prescribes me pain killers and xanax for the anxiety. I was wondering if i would qualify, and if so how do i go about doing it?

  5. I have a severe anxiety disorder somtimes I get really bad panic attacks and I’m always stressed out and I always live in fear can’t never catch a break will I be able to qualify here in new mexico

  6. I’m an RN with PTSD. What are the legal ramification as far as my nursing license.

    • I have spoken with several RNs in our state and as far as the Nursing Board is concerned being a medical cannabis patient in NM is NOT grounds to loose your license. I do suggest you call the Nursing board directly and ask to be sure. I know many outspoken nurses and nurse practitioners who are registered in this program.

  7. Hello there thank you for providing NM with this medicene. I have seasonal affective disorder which leaves me with really bad and painful migraines, headaches, body pains, and an overall lack of energy. This happens whenever it is very gloomy outside for me and I dont know how else to treat it. Thank you so much for your time!

  8. My wife had a stroke and has chronic nerve pain as a result. Would she qualify for the program?

  9. 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.

  10. 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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