New Mexico State Process

Congratulations on getting approved for your medical certification. Here's a guide to what you need to do next.

If you're an existing medical card holder, click here for renewal instructions.

Note that each card is valid for 3 years but you must re-certify with a Leafwell physician every year to provide proof that your medical condition still qualifies you as a medical cardholder.

Before you start, have these supporting documents ready:

  • A clear (face visible) copy of your current New Mexico Driver’s License or New Mexico photo ID. Temporary New Mexico Driver’s License and photo IDs are acceptable.

Getting Your New Mexico Medical Marijuana Card

Your Leafwell physician will have passed all required details to the New Mexico Department of Health following your appointment. Within 24 hours you will receive an email from the state.  At that time, you can continue with the stateside of the application process.

The following video walks you through the next steps. Click here.

1. Create an Account with the New Mexico Department of Health Cannabis Program online.
https://mcp-patient-tracking.nmhealth.org/?action=registration
  • Upon completion, you will be directed to check your email account for an email from the state 
  • To verify your email and confirm registration, simply click on the blue link found in the email. This action will take you back to the NMDOH patient portal home page.

2. Log in to the patient portal.

3. Complete and submit an official state application.

4. After you apply 

  • The Medical Cannabis Program may take 4-6 weeks from the date a complete application is received at the MCP office to approve or deny the application. An additional 5 business days are allowed to process and issue the registry identification cards.
    • It is recommended that applications be submitted 45 to 60 days before expiration to avoid problems obtaining or possessing medical cannabis.

Please note:

1- You have 90 days from the date on your doctor's certificate to complete the state side of the application process!  The sooner you complete the process, the better!

2- Each state card is valid for 3 years but you must re-certify with a Leafwell physician every year to provide proof that your medical condition still qualifies you as a medical cardholder. You will also be required to complete an annual verification on the state's patient portal to keep the card in good standing.