Apply for an New Mexico Medical Marijuana Card

Talk to a licensed New Mexico medical marijuana doctor and get approved or your money back!

Getting started only takes a few minutes. Simply sign up, answer a few questions, and schedule your appointment. Everything should be this easy.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in NM


Schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in NM through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. You will need medical records and the doctor(s) can approve any qualifying condition.


Consult with a doctor for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete and if you are approved, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana. Once you have this you can then apply to the state.


Once you are approved, you’ll register with the state and submit an application. The state will process your application and notify you of your approval and mail your card. Once you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing from dispensaries.

In New Mexico, patients will need to re-certify their card annually by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

About Cannabis in New Mexico

New Mexico’s medical cannabis program dates back to 2004, offering residents of the Land of Enchantment very needed relief from specific medical conditions. The state is diligent in keeping data on residents enrolled in the program, reporting monthly the changes in condition counts and active patients. 

As of July 2020, the New Mexico Department of Health reported that there are currently 92,295 active patients and 8,005 personal production license (PPL) card holders. Based on the most current data, PTSD, severe chronic pain, and cancer are the top three conditions, collectively equaling more than 85,000 of the registered patients. 

The state is so serious about the program that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is seeking opinion on the recreational use of cannabis and if it would be good for the state. An email blast from her campaign website announced that she was going to “chat through some big ideas,” reports Santa Fe Mexican news source

Some of those big ideas will bring in big numbers, according to the state leader. “Legalizing cannabis would be a net benefit to New Mexico and transform the lives of so many people in this state,” the governor wrote in the email. “We can create a huge economic opportunity for New Mexico communities — but I want to make sure we get this right, which is why I’m turning to you for advice.”

While gathering advice, Gov. Lujan Grisham is surely setting the stage for an even more permissible cannabis market, making access for patients even easier.

Patient Qualifying Conditions and Cost

New Mexico has almost 30 qualifying conditions that make residents eligible for the medical cannabis program. The qualifying conditions include:

Lastly, the New Mexico Department of Health permits physician recommendations regarding unlisted conditions, reporting, “If your patient does not have a qualifying condition and you feel they would benefit from the medical use of cannabis, that person can petition the Medical Advisory Board to add their condition to the current list.”

Along with having one or more of the qualifying conditions, an eligible patient must also be able to prove they are a New Mexico resident by providing a current driver’s license or state identification card. Additionally, the patient must be at least 18-years-old. If a patient is younger, a legal guardian or parent can register for them. 

Unlike most states, New Mexico does not charge an annual card registration fee, providing the service gratis.

Consumption of Medical Marijuana

Under the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act, the state’s Medical Cannabis Program does not allow patients or caregivers to consume or possess medical marijuana in the following areas:

Caregivers in New Mexico

Like a patient, a caregiver must also be able to prove they are a New Mexico resident by providing a current driver’s license or state identification card. A caregiver must also undergo a background check, proving they have never been convicted of a felony. There is no annual registration fee to become a caregiver in New Mexico.

Possession and Cultivation of Medical Marijuana in New Mexico

The state of New Mexico allows medical cannabis program patients to both possess a certain amount of cannabis in several forms or cultivate it with a Personal Production License (PPL). If purchasing cannabis, a patient is allowed to have up to 230 units/8 ounces over a three-month period. In the state program guide, New Mexico breaks down the amount in detail based on the form including chocolate bars, capsules, tincture oil, and wax. 

“All items from an approved dispensary should be labeled with the total amount of THC and number of units,” according to the New Mexico Department of Health. If a caregiver or patient applies for a PPL and is approved, they are permitted to cultivate up to 12 mature plants and four seedings.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a qualified patient, how do I go about getting a New Mexico medical cannabis card?

It’s simple. Use the form at the top of this page to begin the process, and Veriheal will begin setting you up with a physician who can evaluate your health and confirm your condition.

The cost for the medical marijuana evaluation with Veriheal is $199. If you are not approved, we will refund you in full.

No, the state does not offer any physician referrals, which is why Veriheal has set up shop in the Land of Enchantment to assist residents who wish to apply for a medical cannabis card.

Yes, chronic pain is a qualifying condition.

Yes, to be approved for a medical cannabis license in New Mexico, an applicant must provide either a state license or identification card to prove their residency.

That depends on the state you are visiting, which is why it is important to contact the region in order to find out the medical cannabis rules and regulations.

From start to finish, the medical evaluation takes approximately 10-15 minutes.

If you are not approved, then your consultation is free. Veriheal has a network of highly qualified medical practitioners who are willing to evaluate any patient for medical cannabis. We have a very high approval rate; however, if you are not approved, you are refunded in full.

Places to Visit in New Mexico After Enjoying Your Medicine

Home of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, New Mexico boasts some of the most remarkable national monuments, including Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks, Gila Cliff Dwellings, and Bandelier. Not to mention the natural parks Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands. If seeking a sky view, Sandia Peak Tramway gives locals and visitors a bird's eye view of the majestic New Mexico landscape. The capital Santa Fe offers so much within its slightly more than 52 square miles for city life. Branded as an avant-garde world art city, Santa Fe features ever-changing exhibits that never fail to leave locals and visitors slack jaw. There is no reason why locals should not carve out some extra time to visit any of the below best places on the way to the dispensary, turning the day trip into unforgettable memories.

Santa Fe

Spending a day in Sante Fe is easy to do. For that matter, it’s best to plan a weekend getaway in the awesome architecture of the New Mexico capital city, home to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Loretto Chapel, and the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis Assisi. The historic city also offers family fun, with the Sante Fe Children’s Museum and Dale Ball Trails ready to be explored. For an even deeper art experience, some hidden galleries include the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Arts and the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

While some enjoy touring Santa Fe Museums, others like to explore underground in the famous caverns of Carlsbad. Nestled in the Guadalupe Mountains of New Mexico, the national park has two registered landmarks within its protected wilderness. The Junior Ranger program offers adolescents a chance to explore the caves with peers, while basic trails give families a chance to adventure underground together, especially at the limestone chamber.

White Sands National Park

Driving fast up and down huge white dunes is a real thrill, which is why so many return to this national park. White Sands, famous for sledding sands and an interdune boardwalk, is one of the best parts of New Mexico. Unlike any other national park, there is no exact trail for visitors to follow, making their way through as their paths are wiped away by the wind. There is also a Dune Life Nature Trail and the Playa Trail in the park. At the same time, the Dune Life offers glimpses of desert wildlife that live on the edge of dunes and the Playa path, scattered with temporarily full water holes after desert rainstorms.

Data Last Updated 10/27/2020

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