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Common conditions cannabis recommended for include
- AIDS/HIV (positive status)
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), aka Lou Gehrig's Disease
- Cancer or the treatment of this condition (including side-effects of chemotherapy)
- Chronic Pain - 2 recs required
- Crohn's Disease
- Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with Intractable Spasticity
- Epilepsy and disorders that can cause seizures
- Glaucoma - 2 recs required
- Hepatitis C (Currently Receiving Antiviral Treatment)
- Huntington's Disease (HD)
- Inclusion Body Myositis
- Inflammatory Autoimmune-Mediated Arthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis - 2 recs required
- Intractable Nausea/Vomiting
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson's Disease (PD)
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - 2 recs required
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Torticollis/Cervical Dystonia
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Anyone in Hospice Care
- Any Terminal Illness
Frequently Asked Questions
Medical marijuana certificate letter on its own = $199 at Leafwell.co
State application fee = $0
Renewal fee = $199 at Leafwell.co
In New Mexico, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana certificate and card:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Crohn’s Disease
- Damage to the Nervous Tissue of the Spinal Cord (with objective neurological
- indication of intractable spasticity)
- Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder
- Friedreich’s Ataxia
- Hepatitis C Infection currently receiving antiviral therapy
- Hospice Care
- Huntington’s disease
- Inclusion Body Myositis
- Inflammatory Autoimmune-mediated Arthritis
- Intractable Nausea/Vomiting
- Lewy Body Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Opioid Use Disorder
- Painful Peripheral Neuropathy
- Parkinson’s disease
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Severe Anorexia/Cachexia
- Severe Chronic Pain
- Spasmodic Torticollis (Cervical Dystonia)
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy
- Ulcerative Colitis
Telemedicine for medical cannabis is legal in New Mexico. Therefore Leafwell’s services are accessible via telehealth in New Mexico. Usually, relationship must first be established between patient and physician in-person. However, this has been waived due to Covid-19. New Mexico has the widest range of telehealth/telemedicine services in the US.
There are three simple steps to seeing a Leafwell provider in New Mexico to obtain your medical marijuana card:
1. Create a Leafwell account using a valid email address and choosing a password. You’ll then be asked to complete a brief questionnaire of personal and health information and to either take or upload a photograph of identification (Leafwell is required by law to verify your identity). You will need a smartphone, computer, or tablet with a reliable internet connection and a working camera to be seen by a Leafwell provider.
2. Next, you will be taken to the virtual waiting room where you’ll be connected Leafwell provider for a video chat (i.e., a virtual doctor’s visit). (You will receive a text message to your cell phone when the provider is ready to see you.) During the video chat, the provider will assess your health situation to determine if you qualify for a medical marijuana certification.
3. If you are approved for a medical-marijuana card, you’ll be sent a copy of the completed form via email. Print this out and complete the outstanding patient sections, then send it via mail to the New Mexico Department of Health.
Leafwell requires the following documents for your online visit:
– Photo ID (e.g., driver’s permit/license, state ID, or U.S. passport)
– Proof of address (e.g., utility bill, mortgage, rental lease, bank statement)
– Medical records (e.g. patient history, doctor’s notes, prescription information/history, imaging/scan results)
You must be aged 18 years old or over in order to qualify for a medical marijuana card for yourself in New Mexico. Caregivers must be 18 years old or over.
In New Mexico, you can get a medical marijuana card for a minor with parental/guardian consent. Medical marijuana has been proven to be effective for many conditions suffered by children. The Leafwell providers understand this and frequently work with parents to help them get their children the medical care they need.
For minor patients under the age of 18, or those who are over 18 but need a caregiver due to their condition. Primary caregiver is designated by a patient’s practitioner as necessary to take responsibility for managing the well-being of a qualified patient with respect to the medical use of cannabis. Primary caregiver must be a resident of New Mexico. The caregiver must be 18 years of age or older.
To apply as a caregiver, follow this process:
1. Have a physician complete the necessary sections of the application during the patient consultation
2. Complete the Medical Cannabis Caregiver Application
3. Complete a nationwide background check (this document must be mailed in with your application)
4. Mail in the the completed documents to the state program
Yes, Leafwell can help you renew your medical marijuana certificate and card. If you’re a returning patient, all your information is stored in our HIPAA-compliant platform, and the process is quick and easy. If you are not already a Leafwell patient, click here to create an account and complete your renewal.
New Mexico medical marijuana certificates are valid for one year. When you use Leafwell to obtain your certificate, we’ll send you a reminder email one month before your card is due to expire to make sure you have plenty of time to submit your renewal application.
However, the card issued by the state is valid for 3 years. You will need to submit a certificate every year to keep your physical card valid.
Qualified New Mexico medical marijuana patients may possess up to 8 ounces over a 90-day period. Recreational cannabis is not legal in New Mexico
If you have a medical marijuana card or certificate letter, you can buy cannabis in New Mexico at a licensed dispensary or use a licensed delivery service. Also, you can grow your own cannabis – up to 12 plants per person per household (4 mature, 12 immature) if you have a Personal Production License
Some states accept out-of-state Medical Marijuana Cards. This is called reciprocity. The following states accept out-of-state medical cannabis cards:
– Alaska ^
– Arkansas *
– California ^
– New Mexico ^
– Hawaii *
– Oklahoma *
– Oregon ^
– Puerto Rico
– Washington ^
– Washington D.C.
States marked with * require visitors to complete a visiting patient application for the duration of their stay.
States marked with ^ have adult use programs but do not accept out of state cards.
The state keeps a record of medical marijuana card holders in New Mexico but this is a private federal database.
Here is an overview of the medical marijuana laws in New Mexico:
2007 – “The Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act” is approved, removing state-level penalties for those who need to use marijuana for medical purposes. This established a Patient Registry Program
March 2019 – A bill to legalize recreational use was passed by the House
July 2019 – Decriminalization came into effect in July. First-time possession of up to half ounce is now a petty misdemeanour which comes with a $50 fine. This law also decriminalized possession of drug paraphernalia.
July 2020 – Patients from other states with a medical marijuana program and identification card system can now use their MMICs in New Mexico dispensaries.
Yes, we do. All of the doctors who work with Leafwell are licensed physicians within New Mexico and experienced medical marijuana doctors. We’re committed to working with physicians who understand the value of medical cannabis and can help people interested in trying medical marijuana and providing medical support and guidance.
Yes, a Medical Marijuana patient or their caregiver can grow cannabis. Home cultivation of up to 16 plants (4 mature, 12 immature) may be grown if the patient has the appropriate license.
To apply for a Personal Production License (PPL), you will need to complete a Medical Cannabis Personal Production Application and submit it with a $30 license fee. Fee waivers are available according to federal poverty guidelines.