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CANNABIS IN NEW MEXICO -EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

NEW MEXICO Marijuana Laws

  • Marijuana is a Schedule I substance in the state of New Mexico
  • Federally, cannabis is still considered a Schedule I Controlled Substance.
  • An adult resident may possess up to two ounces of cannabis
  • First-time possession of up to two ounces of marijuana for adult use over 21 years of age is legal under state law with no fine or incarceration.
  • The distribution of marijuana is treated the same as possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute it.
  • The Cannabis Regulation Act permits adults to cultivate up to six mature plants for their own personal use.
  • Possession of marijuana paraphernalia used for the cultivation, distribution, or inhalation/ingestion of marijuana is punishable by a fine of 50 USD.

Cannabis Policy Reform Timeline

  • 1923: Cannabis was banned in New Mexico due to certain requirements brought on by federal prohibition 
  • 1978: The Controlled Substances Therapeutic Research Act was signed to allow for medical use for qualifying conditions through a federally-approved research program
  • 2007: Medical use was legalized through the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act signed by Governor Richardson
  • 2019: Gov Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legalization Bill 323 into law.
  • 2021: Voters approved a bill to legalize cannabis, the Cannabis Regulation Act to legalize recreational use
  • 2022: The first licensed cannabis sales were required by the state department to occur by April 1, 2022.

Possession Limits in NM

  • Adult residents may possess two ounces of cannabis; medical patients with qualifying conditions can have eight ounces of cannabis within a three-month period

Frequently Asked Questions

The New Mexico department of health allows patients with the following conditions to apply for a medical cannabis card:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Anorexia/cachexia
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Cancer
  • Cervical dystonia
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
  • Friedreich’s ataxia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C infection
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hospice patients
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
  • Intractable nausea/vomiting
  • Lewy body disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Opioid dependency or other substance abuse disorders
  • Painful peripheral neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Severe chronic pain
  • Spasmodic torticollis
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Ulcerative colitis

Seventy-five percent of New Mexicans approved recreational legalization for adults.

Yes, Marijuana inhalation devices are legal and sold in dispensaries in the state of New Mexico; however, smoking is not allowed in public spaces.

Customers will be able to purchase a wide array of products, including dried flower, edibles, tinctures, vaporizer cartridges, concentrates, and topicals.

No. Patients and caregivers are not authorized to cultivate their own cannabis at home.

Yes. New Mexico law requires all qualified patients or legal guardians to be registered with the state before using cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Requirements for a medical card are as follows:

  • Complete the medical cannabis patients’ information section of the form.
  • The doctor must then complete and sign the section indicating the patient’s primary qualifying condition.
  • The physician’s recommendation must also include a one-page clinical note including proof of diagnosis.
  • The patient must include a copy of their current New Mexico driver’s license or a New Mexico photo ID as proof of identity.
  • Minors under 18 must also attach Medical Power of Attorney or Legal Guardianship paperwork to indicate legal authority.
  • NMDOH has thirty days to approve or deny an application. If approved, the card will be sent by mail and valid for three years.
  • Caregivers must fill out a separate form for state approval of medical cannabis cards.

As of 2022, approximately 225 approved retailers have a cannabis license statewide. The dispensary program is newly rolling out in 2022.

Medical cards expire 3 years from the date the patient completes the registration process with the state.

Visit These NEW MEXICO Hotspots After Getting Your Medical Card

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a unique and breathtaking destination that offers visitors a chance to explore some of the most fascinating underground landscapes in the world. Located in southeastern New Mexico, Carlsbad Caverns is a must-visit for tourists who love nature, hiking, and exploration. The park’s main attraction is the Carlsbad Cavern, a massive underground cave system stretching for over 30 miles, which visitors can explore on guided tours or on their own, marveling at the stunning rock formations, stalactites, and stalagmites that have formed over millions of years. And for those who love the outdoors, there are many hiking trails in and around the park, with the Rattlesnake Springs Trail being a popular option that offers scenic views of the desert landscape and the opportunity to see local wildlife, such as coyotes and rattlesnakes. When it comes to places to stay, there are several options in and around the park.

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a vibrant city that offers visitors a mix of culture, history, and natural beauty, making it an ideal destination for tourists looking for a memorable experience. The city is known for its stunning landscapes, rich history, and unique blend of Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo cultures. One of the top places to visit in Albuquerque is the Sandia Peak Tramway, which takes visitors up to the top of Sandia Peak, over 10,000 feet high, offering breathtaking views and many hiking trails to explore year-round. And for those who prefer indoor activities, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is a must-see, featuring exhibits on the history of Albuquerque, as well as contemporary art and photography, along with a beautiful sculpture garden that’s a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.