When we're booking appointments in New Mexico, you will 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 15 mins to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana and approve you. Once you have this you can then use that to 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 license 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.
Cannabis in New Mexico is illegal for recreational use and remains a criminal offense, but is allowed for medical purposes. The New Mexico Legislature in 2007 passed SB 523, or the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act. SB 523 offers patients and caregivers access to medical cannabis in a system regulated by the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH). Currently, cannabis access is reserved for qualified patients and their caregivers.
The NMDOH has developed rules and regulations to establish, implement, and administer the statewide Medical Cannabis Program. Possession or consumption of cannabis would result in serious criminal penalties for consumers who are not registered, patients or caregivers.
Patients in the registry are authorized to purchase and consume medical cannabis if they meet certain requirements for eligibility. Patients who have received a physician’s certification for a qualifying condition must submit an application and a valid New Mexico identification card to the NMDOH. Once submitted, an application is reviewed medically and administratively to ensure that all requirements are met. Upon approval, registration and written certifications are valid for up to one year. Patients are required to submit renewal applications at least 30 days before their registry card expires. The NMDOH does not charge a fee for either processing patients’ applications or issuing new or renewal registry cards.
Under the state Medical Cannabis Program, patients are not permitted to obtain more than 8 ounces of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis over a 90-day period. Qualified patients can designate a primary caregiver who can purchase and transport the medical marijuana to the patient.
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: