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.

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. A number of qualifying conditions also require the documented support of a provider or specialist with expertise in the particular condition. The doctor/patient relationship is valued by the Medical Cannabis Program and critical to maintaining the confidence and trust in the program.

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When your patient is applying to the MCP, Please fill out the Medical Certification Form included in the Medical Cannabis Patient Application packet. 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 including, but not limited to; date of appointment(s), evaluations or tests used to determine the diagnosis, past treatments why you believe the patient qualifies for the MCP.

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

If you have any questions please check out the Medical Cannabis Provider Frequently Asked Questions document for answers before contacting us. There is a very good chance the answer you are looking for is there.


Qualifying Conditions

There are currently 20 qualifying conditions eligible for the MCP.

  1. Cancer
  2. Glaucoma
  3. Multiple Sclerosis
  4. Epilepsy
  5. Spinal Cord Damage with Intractable Spasticity
  6. HIV/AIDS
  7. Painful peripheral neuropathy
  8. Intractable nausea/vomiting
  9. Severe anorexia/cachexia
  10. Hepatitis C infection currently receiving antiviral treatment
  11. Crohn's disease
  12. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  13. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  14. Severe Chronic Pain
  15. Hospice Care
  16. Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
  17. Cervical dystonia
  18. Parkinson’s disease
  19. Huntington’s disease
  20. 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. For additional information on Petition Requirements go to the box to the right. You can also review the Medical Advisory Board link under Rules and Regulations in the box above for Rule specific details.