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    New Physical Condition Medical Cannabis Evaluation

    The New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program accepts 21 physical conditions for medical cardholders, all of which will require medical records to support your medical condition. Patients can provide their own records at the time of their appointment or we can request your records for you to remove the hassle. For us to request medical records for your appointment, fill out our Medical Records Release Form

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    Requirements

    • A valid NM ID or drivers license. Temporary IDs are accepted ONLY with the old ID to accompany it. The old ID may be out-of-state.

    • Recent medical documentation supporting your diagnosis. Medical records must be in the form of Progress or Clinic Notes. Please see below for documentation specifications for accepted medical conditions.

    Documentation requirements:

    • Chronic pain: At least one Progress Note within the last 12 months specifically documenting pain AND at least one Progress Note dated at least 6 months or more from the date of your other Progress Note specifically documenting the same pain. If you see a Primary Care Physician or specialist regularly for pain, we recommend obtaining the last 12-18 months of medical records depending on how often you see them.

    • Glaucoma: Documentation within the last 12 months, either from your ophthalmologist or PCP specifically documenting glaucoma.

    • Hepatitis C (must be receiving antiviral treatment): At least one Progress Note within the last 12 months specifically documenting your condition and showing that you are currently receiving anti-viral treatment.

    • Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis: Documentation within the last 12-18 months, from your specialist or PCP, of an appointment that specifically indicates that you have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, immune-mediated polyarthritis, or Becet's.

    • Obstructive sleep apnea: Documentation within the last 12 months, either from a sleep study or from a PCP, of an appointment that specifically documents obstructive sleep apnea as a diagnosis.

    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Documentation within the last 12 months from a therapist, counselor, or PCP specifically documenting PTSD. The only provider that can diagnose PTSD for minors is our psychiatric MD.

    • All other accepted medical conditions: Documentation within the last 12-18 months, either from a specialist or PCP, of a visit that specifically documents your condition as a diagnosis.

    Accepted medical conditions

    for NM cannabis cardholders

    ➺ Amyotrophic later sclerosis (ALS)

    ➺ Cancer

    ➺ Crohn's disease

    ➺ Epilepsy

    ➺ Glaucoma

    ➺ Hepatitis C currently receiving treatment

    ➺ HIV/AIDS

    ➺ Huntington's diseaseHospice care

    ➺ Inclusion body myositis

    ➺ Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis (RA)

    ➺ Intractable nausea/vomiting

    ➺ Multiple sclerosis (MS)

    ➺ Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with proof of intractable spasticity

    ➺ Obstructive sleep apnea

    ➺ Painful peripheral neuropathy

    ➺ Parkinson's disease

    ➺ Post-traumatic stress disorder

    ➺ Severe chronic pain

    ➺ Severe anorexia/cachexia

    ➺ Spasmodic torticollis (cervical dystonia)

    ➺ Ulcerative colitis