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Get approved today for a medical cannabis card in New Mexico, 100% online.

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How to Get a Medical Card in New Mexico in Minutes

  • 1. Signup

    Just hit the Get Your Card button below, sign up, and fill out a 30-second, confidential questionnaire. We’ll send it to one of our available medical marijuana practitioners for review.

  • 2. Chat with a Doctor Today

    Meet face-to-face via video chat with a New Mexico state-licensed MMJ practitioner today, and receive an honest evaluation about whether you qualify for the program.

  • 3. Get Your State Card

    After your practitioner fills out the Medical Certification Form, submit your application on the New Mexico state cannabis portal. The state can take up to 5 days to process applications. If approved, your New Mexico medical marijuana card is valid for two years.

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Why get a medical cannabis card in New Mexico?
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Recreational consumers are limited to 2 ounces while medical patients in New Mexico may purchase up to 15 ounces.
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Recreational products have potency limits, but medical products do not.
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Recreational users pay between 12% and 21% in taxes. Medical patients don't pay tax on the first 15oz they purchase every 90 days.
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New Mexico employers can't prevent workers in non-safety-sensitive jobs from using cannabis off-duty.
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Medical marijuana patients can't be denied treatments or organ transplants on the basis of being an MMJ patient.
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MMJ patients under the supervision of the state have more protections than recreational users.
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  • " Could not have been an easier process! From online doctor interview to receiving temporary ID card by email, it was so straightforward and quick. So happy I found NuggMD!"

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  • " The evaluation was easy to fill out and I was contacted by a doctor within minutes. It made what could have been a complicated process straightforward, highly recommend!"

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Qualifying conditions in New Mexico

How to be a medical cannabis caregiver in New Mexico

In New Mexico, medical cannabis patients are allowed to designate a primary caregiver with approval from their doctors. Primary caregivers are responsible for managing the well-being of the patient in regard to their medical cannabis treatment.

Caregivers are required to submit a completed and signed Primary Caregiver and Patient Information Form filled out by them, Primary Caregiver and Patient Information Form filled out by the patient’s physician, and Patient Application.

Cannabis patients under 18 are required to have a registered primary caregiver and submit the same forms in addition to the patient’s birth certificate and parental consent form.

Completed applications can be mailed or dropped off to the New Mexico Department of Health’s Medical Cannabis Program.

To qualify as your caregiver, they must:

  • be responsible for the well-being and management of the patient’s medical cannabis treatment
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a New Mexico resident
  • complete and submit the appropriate forms

There is no fee for submitting a caregiver application.

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How to register for a med card in New Mexico

Visit your NuggMD practitioner to get an evaluation. New Mexico residents with a qualifying medical condition are eligible for cannabis treatment. If your practitioner approves your treatment, they will fill out the Medical Cannabis Patient Application.

With your signed recommendation, submit the rest of your application and a copy of your New Mexico ID to the online portal. Minors and patients who require a caregiver will have to complete and submit additional forms.

Once submitted, the state will notify you of your state within 30 days. If approved, they will mail you your medical cannabis card. There is no fee to apply for a New Mexico medical marijuana card.

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How to renew your med card in New Mexico

Renewing your medical marijuana card in New Mexico is required every 3 years for the program.

Thankfully, the process for how to renew your New Mexico medical cannabis card isn’t complicated. And NuggMD makes the process even easier!

  • We’ll send you an email reminder when it’s time to renew.
  • Sign into NuggMD to meet with your state-licensed medical cannabis practitioner.
  • Follow the provided steps to complete your med card renewal with the state.

Whether you got your initial recommendation with NuggMD or another doctor or service in the state, our medical marijuana doctors are standing by.

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We are a team of cannabis and technology professionals focused on connecting you with state-licensed doctors. We believe all people deserve access to medical cannabis if they think it might improve their quality of life. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve held ourselves and our partners to the highest standards to ensure every patient we serve is able to access reliable cannabis information, trustworthy medical practitioners, and proactive updates on the cannabis healthcare ecosystem and legislation that may affect their experience as a medical cannabis patient.

Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur or thinking of becoming a first-time medical marijuana patient, our network of doctors will listen to your needs and give you an honest opinion about whether they think cannabis can help.

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Frequently asked. Frequently answered.

  • New Mexico residents with qualifying medical conditions and a licensed practitioner’s recommendation are eligible for medical cannabis treatment. Patients under 18 require a registered primary caregiver.

    • Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
    • Anxiety Disorder
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Cancer
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Damage to the Nervous Tissue of the Spinal Cord (with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity)
    • Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder
    • Friedreich’s Ataxia
    • Glaucoma
    • Hepatitis C Infection currently receiving antiviral therapy
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Hospice Care
    • Huntington’s disease
    • Inclusion Body Myositis
    • Inflammatory Autoimmune-mediated Arthritis
    • Insomnia
    • Intractable Nausea/Vomiting
    • Lewy Body Disease
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    • Opioid Use Disorder
    • Painful Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Severe Anorexia/Cachexia
    • Severe Chronic Pain
    • Spasmodic Torticollis (Cervical Dystonia)
    • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
    • Ulcerative Colitis
  • New Mexico allows patients to petition the Medical Advisory Board to request a condition be added to the list of qualifying conditions. To learn more, visit the New Mexico state cannabis program.

  • New Mexico medical cannabis patients are able to purchase up to 15 ounces of medical cannabis tax free and with no potency limits. Patients must pay taxes on any cannabis purchases after the first 15 ounces in a 90-day period. They are also granted protections under employment, medical rights, and criminal processes.

  • NuggMD offers low-cost New Mexico medical cannabis evaluations, and there’s no risk because patients who don’t qualify for the program will get their evaluation for free! There are no state fees to apply as a medical cannabis patient or caregiver in New Mexico. If approved, your card will be valid for three years.

  • Cannabis remains federally illegal so many health insurance companies will not cover the costs associated with medical cannabis treatment.

  • Getting your evaluation with NuggMD can take as little as 15 minutes. But the state can take up to 30 days to process and review patient med card applications. Wait five days before checking the status. If approved, your New Mexico medical marijuana card is valid for three years.

  • With NuggMD, you are ONLY charged for your evaluation if you are approved. We believe everyone deserves access to a qualified medical cannabis doctor, and the cost of an evaluation shouldn’t be a barrier.

  • You’ll only be charged if you’re approved for your medical marijuana certification. If not, your evaluation is free! If you sign up and pay for your evaluation, but then cancel before your evaluation, there is a small $10 fee for the payment processing. You can also change your mind after your evaluation if you wish and request a refund, but you must do so before your certification has been submitted to the state. Once you’ve been certified, a refund for services will no longer be available. Please send an email to support@nuggmd.com with the subject line “Refund Request” and a brief description of your issue. We want to make sure you’re 100% satisfied with your purchase being that you, the customer, are the most important thing to us! Once a refund has been initiated, please allow 3-5 business days for the funds to transfer back to the card you used for the transaction. A refund is no longer available more than 30 days after the date of your evaluation. If any issues arise, please feel free to reach back out for further assistance.

  • Absolutely! You have the right to see any state-approved practitioner to assess your qualifying condition and discuss medical cannabis treatment.

  • This depends on the state to which you’re traveling. Each state has different rules regarding reciprocity, and some don’t allow it at all. Check with your destination state to learn more.

  • Medical cannabis patients and caregivers must submit a New Mexico-issued ID or driver’s license.