On April 2, 2007 the governor of New Mexico approved Senate Bill 523, which legalizes medical cannabis for patients authorized by the state, authorized medical marijuana caregivers, and licensed a total of 25 nonprofit producers across the State.
Medical Marijuana Patient Laws
Patients must have one of the qualifying conditions and must be certified by a medical provider for medical cannabis use and the patient must submit an application for the program with all the required forms.
Medical Marijuana Caregiver Laws
The New Mexico medical marijuana law authorized the use of caregivers. An enrolled caregiver is issued a medical cannabis registry ID card that allows them to possess up to six (6) ounces of medical cannabis on behalf of their patient. It is not legal for caregivers to use medical cannabis, unless they are certified patients themselves.