Traveling to New Mexico, or do you live there and still don’t get the laws? We feel your pain, so we searched the web for you and pulled together the cannabis laws for consumers in New Mexico.
Please note that laws are consistently changing and although we work hard to keep this information as up to date as possible we suggest checking with the state’s government site as well.
Patients must always carry their medical cards on them if they are carrying cannabis. As a patient you can possess up to 8 ounces of cannabis over a 3 month period.
It is illegal to possess medical cannabis on a school bus, public transportation, school grounds, public parks, rec or youth centers, and in workplaces.
If you are caught with cannabis and are not a medical card holder you can face large fines and jail time.
You can legally consume cannabis on private property out of view from the public.
It is not allowed to consume cannabis on any federal or public land (including parks, beaches, rec centers) or in a parked or moving vehicle. If you are caught consuming in public you could face heavy fines.
Patients may grow up to 4 mature plants and 12 immature plants at a time.
If you are found guilty of driving under the influence of usable cannabis you will face DUI charges and penalties, even if you are a medical patient.
As a patient you can legally transport cannabis as long as it is sealed in its original packaging.
Moving cannabis across state lines is illegal and can result in a steep penalty if you’re caught.
It is also illegal to ship or send it in the mail.
Cannabis is still illegal on the federal level so it is always a risk if you decide to fly with it.
You can use your medical card in another state if that state has medical marijuana reciprocity.
New Mexico doesn’t offer reciprocity.
Not sure how to get your Medical Marijuana Card? We’ve partnered with Veriheal to bring you a simple and seamless way to see if you qualify and chat with a doctor right from the comfort of your own home.