Qualifying Conditions

The Medical Cannabis Program of New Mexico (or MCP) was designed to provide compassionate care for people that have medical illnesses and prefer to use cannabis (or marijuana as commonly known) as a natural remedy to alleviate their symptoms. The Medical Cannabis Program was voted into law by the People of New Mexico in 2007 through the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act which allows people to use medical cannabis to treat a wide variety of medical conditions including both mental and physical health conditions.

There are currently 20 medical conditions recognized by the State of New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program. The qualifying medical conditions for cannabis use in New Mexico are:

    1. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
    2. Cancer
    3. Crohn’s Disease
    4. Epilepsy
    5. Glaucoma
    6. Hepatitis C Infection currently receiving antiviral treatment
    7. HIV/AIDS
    8. Huntington’s Disease
    9. Hospice Care
    10. Inclusion Body Myositis
    11. Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
    12. Intractable Nausea/Vomiting
    13. Multiple Sclerosis
    14. Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord
    15. Painful Peripheral Neuropathy
    16. Parkinson’s Disease
    17. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    18. Severe Chronic Pain
    19. Severe Anorexia/Cachexia
    20. Spasmodic Torticollis (Cervical Dystonia)
    21. Ulcerative Colitis

If you have a medical condition that is not on the list of qualifying medical conditions you can petition Medical Cannabis Advisory Board to add your medical condition to the list of qualifying medical conditions.

– The New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program

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