In 2007, New Mexico became the 12th state in the United States to adopt a medical cannabis program. The Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act was created to allow for the beneficial use of medical cannabis.  As of October 2016 there are 35 licensed medical cannabis producers and over 30,000 patients in the program.

You can download the PDF for the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act here:

Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act

Under current state law, there are 21 qualifying conditions for the medical cannabis program:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Scierosis(ALS)
  • Cancer
  • Chohn’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C infection currently receiving antiviral treatment
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Hospice Care
  • Inclusion Body Myositis
  • Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
  • Intractable Nausea/Vomiting
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with intractable spasticity
  • Painful Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Severe Chronic Pain
  • Severe Anorexia/Cachexia
  • Spasmodic Torticollis (Cervical Dystonia)
  • Ulcerative Colitis

If you would like to learn more about the program please visit the New Mexico Dept. of Health website:

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