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Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act

An act relating to controlled substances; allowing the medical use of cannabis; enacting the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act; Amending provisions of the controlled substances act; providing penalties. Be it enacted by the legislature of the state of New Mexico.

New Mexico Department Of Health Registry Identification Card Policy

Registry Identification Cards

The New Mexico Department of Health finalized the policies on the Registry Identification Card system in December of 2008. These policies include definitions on “adequate supply”, medical need, and debilitating conditions. They also include patient requirements for ID cards as well as the guidelines for primary caregivers. Suspension, revocation, and the appeal process is identified and explained should you ever find yourself in the position. Please read over these carefully as they are official from the DOH.

New Mexico Department Of Health Licensing Req. for Producers, Production Facilities and Distribution

Production Facilities and Producer Information

The New Mexico Department of Health finalized the policies for the Producers, their production facilities, and distribution methods. It declares the requirements for application, applicant expectations, as well as the renewal processes. DOH will be monitoring production facilities on a regular basis and has written in the guidelines for searches, legal action, prosecution, and all criminal penalties.

Rights as a Patient

Application and Reg. for Patient Personal Production

Consistent with the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act, the New Mexico Department of Health has determined what constitutes an “adequate supply” of medical marijuana. Under the New Mexico Department of Health temporary regulation, you have the right to possess up to six (6) ounces of usable cannabis. If you wish to produce your own medical cannabis, you must apply for a separate license to do so.

Medical Cannabis Program in New Mexico

New Mexico Department of Health – Medical Cannabis Program

New Mexico’s Cannabis Program is currently accepting and approving applications for the production and distribution of cannabis for qualified patients. Under DOH supervision, licensed nonprofits can produce and distribute cannabis to qualified medical marijuana patients. DOH is also continuing to register qualified patients in the program.