POSSESSION

 

Both Qualified Patients and Caregivers currently active in the Medical Cannabis Program are able to possess an amount of cannabis, or plants (Personal Production License holders only) are defined by 7.34.4.7(D) of the New Mexico Administrative Code: D. “Adequate supply”  means an amount of cannabis, derived solely from an intrastate source and in a form approved by the department, possessed by a qualified patient or collectively possessed by a qualified patient and the qualified patient’s primary caregiver, that is determined by the department to be no more than reasonably necessary to ensure the uninterrupted availability of cannabis for a period of three (3) months. An adequate supply shall not exceed eight (8) ounces of useable cannabis, and with a personal production license only, four (4) mature plants and twelve (12) seedlings, or a three (3) month supply of topical treatment. A qualified patient and primary caregiver may also possess cannabis seeds.

 

In summary, patients or caregivers cannot possess above 8 ounces or 230 grams at any given time.  PPL holders are not allowed to exceed 4 mature plants and 12 seedings (or plants in the vegative stage) at any given time.

Recently, the Medical Cannabis Program has further mandated that Licensed Non-Profit Producers, such as High Desert Relief, cannot sell individiual patients or caregivers medicine that exceeds the ‘adequate supply’ defination above.  Thus, HDR and other producers monitor your purchases and cannot sell any qualified persons medicine exceeding 8 ounces in a 90-day period. HDR will monitor this purchase limit and if any purchase made exceeds this limit, we will inform you and accomodate as much as we are allowed to do.

However, if your condition requires more usage than 8 ounces in 90 days, an approved patients legal limit may be raised if there is a medical necessity for the increase.  Your medical provider may submit a letter to the Department requesting an increase due to medical necessity.  The medical provider must state how much product the patient requires on a monthly basis to meet their needs.

USAGE

 

It is illegal to possess or use medical cannabis in a public vehicle, on school grounds or property, in the workplace of the patient or primary caregiver, or at a public park recreation centeryouth center or other public place. The law does not provide protection on federal property such as airports, immigration check‐points, reservations, and federal parks. It is still illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of cannabis.