New Mexico Department of Health
Our mission is to promote health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and assure safety net services for all people in New Mexico.

Medical Cannabis Program


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

Important Information

Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Meeting Cancelled

The Department of Health regrets to announce the cancellation of the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board meeting scheduled for Friday, May 11 at the Harold Runnels Building Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please see the Medical Cannabis 05/03 Memo of Meeting Cancellation for more information.

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.

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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