Status: In New Mexico, all individuals with a legal prescription may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense medical marijuana.
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The History of New Mexico Marijuana
Governor Bill Richardson signed Senate Bill 523 into law on April 2, 2007, allowing the possession and use of medical cannabis for patients with qualifying medical conditions. The state’s Department of Health (DOH) completed and adopted some rule changes on February of 2015. The department reopened the application process for non-profit producers to add to the existing 23 licensed medical cannabis facilities for a month- the application process closed on May 1, 2015.
Qualifying Medical Conditions: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Anorexia/cachexia, Arthritis, Cancer, Chronic pain, Crohn’s disease, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, Hospice patients, Huntington’s disease, Intractable nausea/vomiting, Multiple sclerosis, Painful peripheral neuropathy, Parkinson’s disease, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Spinal cord damage.
Update: A marijuana legalization bill has been introduced by State Representative Javier Martinez. If passed, HB 312 would legalize marijuana and establish a system to tax and regulate the product.