New Mexico has legalized medical marijuana, but patients must have certain medical conditions to be able to legally use cannabis.
Those qualifying conditions include:
- Severe chronic pain
- Painful peripheral neuropathy
- Intractable nausea/vomiting
- Severe anorexia
- Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
- Hepatitis C infection currently receiving antiviral treatment
- Crohn’s disease
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS)
- Multiple sclerosis
- Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with intractable spasticity
- Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
- Hospice patients
New Mexico is one of 23 states (plus D.C.) that have removed criminal penalties for the medical use of marijuana. While each state has it’s own qualifying conditions, there are countless studies that have shown the potential medical benefits of marijuana.