Become a Patient in New Mexico
1. Identify Your Qualifying Conditions
2. Find a Healthcare Practictioner
If you live with one or more of the above qualifying conditions, the next step is to obtain a medical statement from a medical practitioner licensed to practice in New Mexico.
If you’re currently under the care of a doctor who doesn’t support the use of medical cannabis, you still have plenty of options. There are a number of state-certified physicians in New Mexico who are able to determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for medical cannabis. Be prepared to bring your medical records with you if you’re seeing a new doctor. You’ll want to share details of your medical history to help him or her offer you a certification.
3. Apply to New Mexico's Medical Cannabis Program (MCP)
Some doctors’ offices will complete the application and registration process for you! If they don’t, the next step is to apply to the New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program using the New and Returning Cannabis Patient Application.
You’ll need to provide personal information including your name, address, and contact information, as well as a photocopy of your current New Mexico driver’s license or state-issued identification card (temporary IDs are accepted as well). Be sure to have your letter from your cannabis-certified doctor.
Once you’re registered with the state’s database, you’ll typically receive your medical cannabis card within 7 – 10 business days. After that, you’re free to visit Green Goods! Be sure to have your medical cannabis card and state-issued ID (such as a driver’s license) with you.