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What is the contact information for the Medical Cannabis Program?
Where do I find program applications and information updates?
All applications can be found on the NMDOH cannabis program website. Peace Medical Marijuana also has them onsite.
What conditions make a patients eligible for program?
- Chronic Pain
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
- Cervical Dystonia
- Crohn’s disease
- Hepatitis C
- Hospice patients
- Huntington’s disease
- Intractable nausea/vomiting
- Multiple sclerosis
- Painful peripheral neuropathy
- Parkinson’s disease
- Spinal cord damage
- Ulcerative Colitis
Can other conditions be added to the program?
Yes. Individuals can request a new condition to be added by petitioning the Medical Advisory Board to add the new condition. The board then makes a recommendation to the secretary of health. The Secretary will then determine if the condition has sufficient scientific evidence presented that the condition could be helped by medical cannabis.
What does the term certification mean in the medical cannabis program? And does referral to the program mean?
Certification means the medical provider is assisting and referring a patient to the Medical Cannabis Program in the event:
- A patient has an eligible condition
- The condition is chronic and debilitating
- Standard treatments have field
- The benefits of the medical cannabis usage outweigh detriments. Referrals or recommendation by medical providers mean the same as a certification.
I have one of the conditions am I automatically a certified patient?
No. A medical provider must certify a patient for the cannabis program.
How do I apply for the medical cannabis program?
Using the patient application form, a Doctor must certify that the patient has an eligible condition.
For some eligible conditions there are additional requirements:
PTSD: A psychiatrist’s, psychiatric nurse practitioner, or prescribing psychologist diagnosis must be included.
Glaucoma: Needs an Ophthalmologist diagnosis
Sever Chronic Pain: provide ( MRI, X-Rays) requires two certification from a primary care and a pain management specialist.
Inflammatory Autoimmune-Mediated Arthritis: certification and diagnosis must come from board certified rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Painful Peripheral Neuropathy- medical records with proof of diagnosis (EMG) or other evidence provided by your certifying provider.
Hepatitis C with Anti-Viral Treatment-proof of patient currently receiving a course of anti-viral treatment.
What else do I need to submit with my certification form?
- New Mexico State ID or Driver’s license
- Release of information
- Medical records when required in application
Can a minor apply?
Yes, as long as a parent or guardian enrolls as there caregiver.
How do I submit my application?
They must be mailed to the NMDOH.
How long does it take after I submit my application?
The state has 30 days to review your application. If approved the state will mail you your card. If incomplete or denied the state will write you a letter describing available options.
How do I check the status of my application?
After 30 days you may write the state a letter checking the status.
If I need a replacement card / change of address or loss card.
If your information is incorrect contact the NMDOH immediately. Loss stolen or change of address please fill out form send in old card copy of id and a 50 dollar money order.
If my card expires and I didn't re-enroll before the deadline am I still enrolled in the program?
If your card expires, your enrollment to the program will lapse, and there is no legal protection offered by the Lynn and Erin Compassionate use act. Yes you may still submit your forms and they will be processed as received.
If approved will this be kept confidential?
Yes everything is protected by HIPAA. Information will only be shared with state and local law enforcement if needed.
Can I use my medical cannabis anywhere in New Mexico?
No. it an illegal to possess or use cannabis in a public vehicle, on school grounds, in workplace of patient or caregiver, or any other public place. NOT ALLOWED ON FEDERAL GROUNDS!
Can I produce my own medicine?
Yes you may apply for a PPL you may have 12 seeding and 4 mature plants. You may only produce in your own home. No more than one location. You pay a 30 dollar fee if you make over 1800 m/o to grown your own.
I have a PPL can I grow for other patients?
Patients can only produce for themselves.
Does Peace MMC or the NMDH give legal advice?
No, if you have any other questions about the Lynn and Erin compassionate use act please contact a private attorney.
What happens if I get stopped by law enforcement?
Provide them with your card.
Am I protected in any other states?
No you cannot cross federal or state lines. Some state will recognize the card and grant you medicine there such as Arizona, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire No other state will recognize the card.