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Qualifying Conditions

Medical cannabis is the use of cannabis and its constituent cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy. The cannabis plant from which the cannabis drug is derived has a long history of medicinal use, with evidence dating back to 2,737 BC.

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Although the plant has been used by civilizations around the world to treat countless conditions, as of December 2012, there are 17 qualifying conditions in New Mexico:

 

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Spinal Cord Damage with Intractable Spasticity
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Painful peripheral neuropathy
  • Intractable nausea/vomiting
  • Severe anorexia/cachexia
  • Hepatitis C infection currently receiving antiviral treatment
  • Crohn's disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Severe Chronic Pain
  • Hospice Care
  • Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
  • Cervical dystonia

More information is available online from the NM DOH.