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The health and safety of the public and our staff remains the Department of Health’s top priority. State Offices in Santa Fe are closed to the public for walk-in services, until further notice.

Please note: Medical Cannabis Program staff are continuing to work and process applications. There is a secure application drop-box in the lobby available 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

If you have questions, please call 505-827-2321 or email the program at: Medical.Cannabis@state.nm.us

Or, you can mail your application:
New Mexico Department of Health
Medical Cannabis Program
PO Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502

Thank you for your understanding and patience.
For additional information on Medical Cannabis Program, please visit: https://nmhealth.org/about/mcp/svcs/
For information on COVID-19, please visit: https://cv.nmhealth.org/

March 20, 2020 - See below for a COVID-19 Response from the Medical Cannabis Program


The next Medical Advisory Board Meeting is scheduled for:


Harold Runnels Building
1190 S. St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505505-827-2613 Phone - 505-827-2530 Fax

The meeting will be on the first floor in the auditorium (Room A-1006). Please note due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019, this meeting may be conducted via telecommunications. More information will be posted later if the meeting is changed from a an in-person meeting to a meeting conducted via telecommunications. Petitions to add conditions may be accepted at any time. Those received 30 days prior to the meeting, by end of business on March 29, 2020, will be scheduled for the April 29, 2020 meeting.

Please ensure petitions are complete and include: name, address, telephone number of petitioner, are unbound, and includes copies of all materials cited and materials the petitioner wants the Medical Advisory Board to consider. Instructions of how to submit a petition are available in the Medical Cannabis Petition Requirements document.


On February 20, 2020, the Governor of the State of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 139 which requires patients to be residents of New Mexico. The Medical Cannabis Program requires a State of New Mexico issued Driver License or ID to be included with their application. Rules regarding the participation of Reciprocal Patients will be promulgated shortly. Please watch the program website for additional information. The press release is listed below:

Applications

To apply for the Medical Cannabis Program, click on the application you need below.

Important Information

Proposed Rules and Regulations for the Medical Cannabis Program 7.34.4 for Public Hearing on 11-22-19

Public Health Order

Medical Cannabis Program — NMAC 7.34.4.8


Patient Application Approval - August 21, 2017

Each day, the Medical Cannabis Program receives hundreds of patient applications. The Program has 30 days to approve a completed application from the date we receive it in our office. While it is the patient’s responsibility to submit an application at least 30 days before their card expires, the Program strongly encourages patients submit applications 60 days prior to their card expiring.

Here is how patients and providers can help to ensure a smooth approval process.

  • Make sure required signatures are on the application, including from the patient and certifying practitioner.
  • Include a current, valid copy of your New Mexico identification card or your New Mexico’s Driver’s License. Most of the incomplete applications received by the Program are due to missing or expired New Mexico identification cards or expired or missing NM Driver’s License cards.
  • Please follow the checklist on the application to ensure all required information is submitted.

Any New Mexico practitioner with prescribing authority, including your primary care provider, can sign the medical certification on the patient application.

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Medical Cannabis Program is not affiliated with any third-party businesses that sign patient certifications or complete patient applications. If you have paid a third party to complete your patient application, we advise that you call them first to check when they mailed or delivered your application to the Department of Health.

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Harold Runnels Building
1190 S. St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505 505-827-2613 Phone - 505-827-2530 Fax

The meeting will be on the first floor in the auditorium (Room A-1006). Please note due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019, this meeting may be conducted via telecommunications. More information will be posted later if the meeting is changed from a an in-person meeting to a meeting conducted via telecommunications. Petitions to add conditions may be accepted at any time. Those received 30 days prior to the meeting, by end of business on March 29, 2020, will be scheduled for the April 29, 2020 meeting.


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