Frequently Asked Questions

Does Minerva Deliver Medicine?

Yes. Minerva provides delivery of medical cannabis throughout New Mexico. For more information, click here

Does Minerva have a pick up office?

Yes, we do have a medical cannabis pick up office in Albuquerque and it is located at 7103 4th Street, building M. For more information, click here

To order by phone, please call 505-888-2699

Who is Minerva?

Minerva was the Roman goddess whom Romans equated with the Greek goddess Athena. She was the virgin goddess of medicine, poetry and wisdom, among other things. We think that medical cannabis has many of her good attributes.

How do I become a Member of Minerva?

To become a Member of Minerva Canna Group, Inc., you must be a licensed medical cannabis patient in the state of New Mexico and fill-out and return our Membership Packet. The Packet can be found on our Membership page.

After completing the forms in the Membership Packet, simply mail or email them to us and you will then be eligible to purchase medicinal cannabis products from us.

Where do I return my Minerva Membership Packet?

You can mail your completed Membership Packet to:

7103 4th Street, Building M
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Or, email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What should I do after my Membership Packet has been submitted?

After mailing in your Membership Packet, you should sign up for an account at our online store. Once your application has been verified, your online store account will be activated and you will be able to order medicine and participate in our Member Support Forum.

How do I order online from Minerva?

To order medical cannabis online, you must complete and return our Membership Packet. We will verify your status with the NM DOH and then make you a Member of Minerva.

What is medical cannabis?

Medical cannabis refers to the use of the cannabis plant as a doctor-approved herbal treatment. Medical cannabis should be produced from plants cultivated under controlled conditions and should be meticulously inspected to ensure that it is clean and safe for medical consumption.

How does medical cannabis work?

The active components of cannabis (termed cannabinoids) mimic the effects of chemicals (endocannabinoids) that naturally occur in the human brain and body. These chemicals act as 'signals' or 'messengers' that help control how the body functions. So, the use of cannabinoids to mimic these chemicals may affect different symptoms and how the patient experiences them.

Is medical cannabis legal in New Mexico?

Yes! On April 2, 2007, then Governor Bill Richardson signed Senate Bill 523, “Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act,” into law. The new law took effect on July 1, 2007.

The purpose of the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act is to allow the beneficial use of medical cannabis in a regulated system for alleviating symptoms caused by debilitating medical conditions and their medical treatments.

The Medical Cannabis Program protects patients from arrest and prosecution for the possession and use of medical cannabis under State Law. Caregivers are protected from prosecution for possession of medical cannabis while transporting it to a registered patient. Approved nonprofit producers will be protected from arrest and prosecution for the production, possession and distribution of medical cannabis to approved patients and caregivers.

Note: The program does not protect patients, caregivers or producers from Federal laws.

How do I apply for the NM Medical Cannabis Program?

Your physician must certify that you have an eligible condition, that the condition is debilitating and can not be helped by standard treatments, and that the benefits of medical cannabis usage outweigh the detriments. For post traumatic stress disorder, a psychiatrist’s diagnosis must be included. For glaucoma, an ophthalmologist must provide the diagnosis. For chronic pain, you need objective proof of severe chronic pain (X-rays, CT scans, MRIs). The program has 30 days to review your application starting from when the program receives your complete application. If the Medical Director approves your application, the program will issue you a registry ID card. Application forms are available online at http://nmhealth.org/mcp/ or by calling (505) 827-2321