Recreational Use: ❌
Medical Program: ✅
Cultivation Allowed: ❌
Delivery Allowed: ✅
New Mexico has a medical cannabis program, which allows for medical use with a recommendation from a qualified healthcare practitioner.
Qualifying medical conditions for eligibility include ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, glaucoma, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, Huntington’s disease, intractable nausea/vomiting, multiple sclerosis, painful peripheral neuropathy, Parkinson’s disease, PTSD, severe chronic pain, severe anorexia/cachexia, spasticity, and any other medical condition approved by the New Mexico Department of Health.
Medical Program Limits:
Patients are limited to purchasing and possessing up to 8 ounces of dried cannabis flower and derivatives thereof in a 90-day period. The state has also set limits on the amount of concentrate that a patient may purchase or possess.
Methods of Use Permitted under the Medical Program:
Smoking, vaporization, oral (capsules/oils), topical, transdermal patch, tincture, and edible.
Home Delivery of Medical Cannabis:
Registered nonprofit producers are allowed to provide home delivery services to qualified patients.
Non-Medical Use / Anyone Else:
Possession of up to half an ounce of cannabis by those 21 years and older is now legal in New Mexico, with retail sales expected to begin in 2022. However, cannabis use and possession is still illegal under federal law.
Possession of up to half an ounce of cannabis by those 21 years and older is now legal in New Mexico, with penalties for possessing more than the legal limit ranging from fines to imprisonment depending on the amount in possession.
Only licensed nonprofit producers are allowed to cultivate cannabis for medical purposes in New Mexico. Cultivating cannabis without a license is a felony offense in the state.
Please note that laws and regulations regarding cannabis are subject to change. It is important to check local websites for the most up-to-date information.