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 https://nmhealth.org/about/mcp/svcs/ 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.
REGISTER WITH SACRED GARDEN
Before you can view and purchase our products online, you must register with Sacred Garden. Dispensary registry is required to ensure our compliance with New Mexico DOH guidelines for producers and distributors.
If you have any questions about the medical use registration process, please contact us. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can help you navigate the process so that you can get your natural healing remedies as soon as possible.