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Information for Healthcare Providers & Practitioners

For the purpose of this program, Practitioners are identified as medical personnel licensed in New Mexico to prescribe and administer drugs that are subject to the Controlled Substance Act. The doctor/patient relationship is valued by the Medical Cannabis Program and critical to maintaining the confidence and trust in the program.

When your patient is applying to the MCP, Please fill out the Medical Cannabis Patient Application or submit an application via the Online Portal. It is important that all sections of the Medical Certification Form be completed with as much detail as possible. Please provide any medical records that support the diagnosis.

NOTE: We ask that you sign your name in blue ink as we require original documents. This will also help us protect you from attempts to misuse the Certification and your professional licensure.

Qualifying Conditions

There are currently 28 qualifying conditions for the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program. They are:

  1. Alzheimer's Disease
  2. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  3. Autism Spectrum Disorder
  4. Cancer
  5. Crohn's Disease
  6. Damage to the Nervous Tissue of the Spinal Cord (with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity)
  7. Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder
  8. Friedreich's Ataxia
  9. Glaucoma
  10. Hepatitis C Infection currently receiving antiviral therapy
  11. HIV/AIDS
  12. Hospice Care
  13. Huntington’s disease
  14. Inclusion Body Myositis
  15. Inflammatory Autoimmune-mediated Arthritis
  16. Intractable Nausea/Vomiting
  17. Lewy Body Disease
  18. Multiple Sclerosis
  19. Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  20. Opioid Use Disorder
  21. Painful Peripheral Neuropathy
  22. Parkinson’s disease
  23. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  24. Severe Anorexia/Cachexia
  25. Severe Chronic Pain
  26. Spasmodic Torticollis (Cervical Dystonia)
  27. Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  28. Ulcerative Colitis

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. Information on filing a petition to add a new qualifying condition can also be found on this website.

NOTE: We are unable to accept a “write-in” diagnosis. Patients must be diagnosed with one of the approved qualifying conditions to enroll.