You can get access to a potentially game-changing therapy if you have a medical marijuana card. In order to get a card in New Mexico, you must submit a brief application, get a doctor’s evaluation, and follow the state’s purchase and possession laws.
Your medical marijuana purchases as a cardholder will not be subject to the state excise tax. Up to 15 ounces of dried marijuana or its equivalent will be legal for you to own. You’ll additionally benefit from employment opportunities and specific legal protections as a result of your status as a medical marijuana patient.
Once you are familiar with the steps involved in the application procedure, you can put together and submit the best application you can in order to obtain the privileges and rights that will enable you to manage your medical condition.
You may be able to apply to the medical marijuana program in New Mexico if you have a physical or mental health issue that affects your quality of life. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Crohn’s disease, glaucoma, anorexia, cachexia, multiple sclerosis, severe chronic pain, autism, and epilepsy are among the 28 diagnoses that New Mexico accepts as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana cards. Residents of New Mexico who do not meet one of these requirements are not granted an exception by the state.
Cannabis is currently only advised for managing symptoms of crippling conditions. It hasn’t been demonstrated to prevent any diseases, nor is it a cure-all. More research is being done by scientists into the therapeutic benefits and practical applications of cannabis as it becomes more widely accepted.
You must consult with a medical professional who is authorized to prescribe controlled substances in New Mexico in order to obtain certification for cannabis treatment. Treatment with a physician who specializes in medical marijuana is your best choice. They can inform you about cannabis and likely treatment outcomes because they have the experience and wisdom to do so.
In New Mexico, doctors are permitted to use telemedicine to recommend medical marijuana. The entire application procedure can be finished online. Your medical history will be evaluated, along with how your condition affects your daily life and the benefits and drawbacks of using cannabis as a treatment.
If the provider issues an approval, make sure their name, contact information, license number, signature, and date are on the form they supply. An incomplete application will be denied by the state.
You can either create a portal account and apply online, or you can fill out a paper application for the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program and mail it to the program at PO Box 26110, Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110.
The application’s fields must all be filled out and readable. Both a copy of a clinic note and a clear copy of your New Mexico photo ID or driver’s license are required. The doctor must sign the application on an original form, preferably in blue or black ink.
The doctor’s narrative clinic note needs to discuss the qualifying medical condition that you have. As soon as you have the necessary paperwork, apply for your card. Signatures from providers are only valid for 90 days.
Before approving your application for an MMJ card, the state will check your background and may also require more medical records.
For your records, keep a copy of the application. Applications that are incomplete or inaccurate must go through a lengthy review procedure, which delays your ability to buy medical cannabis.
In New Mexico, there are over 100 dispensaries. Most offer their cannabis selection, purchase guidelines, and contact information on websites. Before visiting a dispensary for the first time, you or your caregiver (typically your legal guardian) should call to make sure the store is authorized by the state and offers cannabis products subject to New Mexico Department of Health regulation.
Products that are not of a medical grade are sold by unlicensed dispensaries. It is risky to try to treat medical conditions with them.
The staff at medical marijuana dispensaries can provide you with advice on specific cannabis strains best suited to managing your condition, the best way to consume cannabis, and potential drug interactions. Dispensaries in New Mexico sell a wide range of CBD and/or THC-containing products for adult use, including edibles, topicals, tinctures, concentrates, and other products.
For qualified patients with medical cannabis cards, the state of New Mexico has generous purchase and possession limits despite having a strict application process. If you have one of the 28 qualifying conditions, medical marijuana treatment may transform your life.
When it comes to the cannabis program in New Mexico, Sanctuary employees are well-versed authorities. Contact us for advice on how to apply for a medical marijuana identification card or to ask questions about your eligibility.
We can put you in touch with a licensed medical marijuana practitioner who will examine you, approve you, and provide the clinical notes required to submit an application for a medical marijuana card in New Mexico.
Contact us today to learn more.