How to Register for a Medical Cannabis Card
The Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act legalized cannabis use for individuals with one (or more) of the current 21 qualifying conditions. However, to legally purchase THC products, you must be registered with the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) Medical Cannabis Program (MCP).
The process can be confusing, so the knowledgeable staff at Sacred Garden is available to help you complete your registration.
Overview of the Registration Process
Registering for a medical cannabis card requires more than completing paperwork. For your application to be reviewed, you must:
Be Certified by a Physician. A doctor must certify (or decertify) a medical condition for program eligibility. To date, the 21 eligible conditions are:
– Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
– Crohn’s Disease
– Hepatitis C (currently receiving antiviral treatment)
– Huntington’s Disease
– Hospice care
– Inclusion Body Myositis
– Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
– Intractable nausea/vomiting
– Multiple Sclerosis
– Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord
– Painful Peripheral Neuropathy
– Parkinson’s Disease
– Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
– Severe chronic pain
– Severe anorexia/cachexia
– Spasmodic Torticollis (Cervical Dystonia)
– Ulcerative Colitis
Sacred Garden facilitates physician evaluations through our partnerships with Albuquerque Integrative Medicine, which conducts evaluation appointments at our Santa Fe dispensary. Call to schedule an appointment at your convenience (505) 492-1752.
(See NMDOH: Medical Cannabis Program for a comprehensive list of medical professionals who may certify you for medical use cannabis.)
Complete your Application
Once you have the proper documentation from your certifying physician, you must complete your registration application, which can be accessed HERE.
It may take New Mexico Department of Health up to 30 days to approve an initial application and send a registration ID card. However, the DOH is working on a system to reduce application approval to five days.
Doctor Evaluation and Consultation
While hundreds of people each week are willing to cast aside outdated stigmas associated with cannabis to find natural healing remedies, the whole process (and product line) can be overwhelming. Sacred Garden works with certifying doctors to help you complete your MCP registration and a staff doctor is available for consultations to ensure you get the right cannabis products for your needs.
Sacred Garden makes it easy for you to schedule an evaluation with a certifying doctor. Albuquerque Integrative Medicine (AIM) offers appointments at our Santa Fe dispensary, so you may simply click here to schedule. For prospective patients in Albuquerque, you may call AIM 505-503-8962 to schedule an evaluation.
Please note: Once you receive your MCP registration card, you need to register yourself as a patient with Sacred Garden before you can purchase our products.
Medical cannabis is available in a wide variety of dosing methods, including:
All members of our team are knowledgeable about the healing properties of cannabis and our products. Anyone on our team can help you compare products or recommend new applications for an enhanced experience.