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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.

Before you can certify patients in the Medical Cannabis Program, you must complete a Medical Provider application. Once your application has been approved, you can use your account in the Online Patient Portal to submit Patient applications.

Please refer to our instructions for detailed information on Online Portal enrollment and submitting Patient applications.

Qualifying Conditions

There are currently 30 qualifying conditions for the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program. They are:

  1. Alzheimer's Disease
  2. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  3. Anxiety Disorder
  4. Autism Spectrum Disorder
  5. Cancer
  6. Crohn's Disease
  7. Damage to the Nervous Tissue of the Spinal Cord (with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity)
  8. Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder
  9. Friedreich's Ataxia
  10. Glaucoma
  11. Hepatitis C Infection currently receiving antiviral therapy
  12. HIV/AIDS
  13. Hospice Care
  14. Huntington’s disease
  15. Inclusion Body Myositis
  16. Inflammatory Autoimmune-mediated Arthritis
  17. Insomnia
  18. Intractable Nausea/Vomiting
  19. Lewy Body Disease
  20. Multiple Sclerosis
  21. Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  22. Opioid Use Disorder
  23. Painful Peripheral Neuropathy
  24. Parkinson’s disease
  25. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  26. Severe Anorexia/Cachexia
  27. Severe Chronic Pain
  28. Spasmodic Torticollis (Cervical Dystonia)
  29. Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  30. 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.

Cannabis Forum

The Cannabis Forum is a monthly forum held for medical providers who certify patients for the Medical Cannabis Program. Presentations from this event are available below.