New Mexico

Medical Cannabis Program in New Mexico

New Mexico's Medical Cannabis Program is currently accepting and approving applications from qualified patients. Under DOH supervision, licensed nonprofits can produce and distribute cannabis to qualified medical marijuana patients. DOH has approved 25 licensed producers.
 
DOH is also continuing to register qualified patients in the program. There are currently over 3,500 qualified patients registered in New Mexico.

If you are a registered patient and would like more information, check out the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Patients Group or email nmmcpg@gmail.com.
 
Application forms for patients and producers, program regulations, and details about program eligibility are available on the Department of Health website.
 
911 Good Samaritan Law

Many witnesses to drug-related overdoses do not call 911 for fear of criminal punishment for drug use or possession. The 911 Good Samaritan law helps to eliminate some of the fear when calling 911 for help during an overdose. This new law provides limited immunity from drug possession charges when a drug-related overdose victim or a witness to an overdose seeks medical assistance.

The law does not protect people from prosecution for other offenses, including drug trafficking charges. This policy would not protect those with outstanding warrants, and would not interfere with law enforcement protocols to secure the scene of an overdose.