Jenny Bloom

December 12, 2019

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Just below Colorado is the last of the mountain states, New Mexico. Now, you’d think this Western state would be marijuana friendly simply because of where it is located, but not actually. Although it borders Colorado, it also borders Arizona and Texas. While Arizona allows medical marijuana and welcomes patients from other states, that is all it does. Texas, on the other hand, is starkly against anything remotely related to marijuana. New Mexico has found a comfortable spot between the two.

Growing Marijuana In New Mexico

Medical marijuana

Medical Marijuana New Mexico

New Mexico has had a medical marijuana program since 2007. Patients with ALS, anorexia, arthritis, cancer, cervical dystonia, chronic pain, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, glaucoma, hepatitis c, HIV/AIDS, hospice patients, Huntington’s disease, intractable nausea/vomiting, multiple sclerosis, painful peripheral neuropathy, Parkinson’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, or spinal cord damage can have up to eight ounces of medical cannabis over a 90-day period.

Medical patients (or their caregivers) can also do their own marijuana growing – up to 4 mature plants and 12 immature plants can be in the process of growing at any given time. This is because, in New Mexico, is allowed for medical marijuana patients.

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Becoming a medical marijuana patient is the easiest way to grow legally in New Mexico. However, if you can’t get a doctor’s recommendation, you could also grow as a caregiver. Caregivers in this state need to be at least 18 years old, a resident of New Mexico, and approved by the patient’s prescribing doctor. Get your medical marijuana card at marijuanadoctors.com

Growing weed in New Mexico without being a patient or caregiver is difficult.  This is not because of the area; growing weed is actually quite easy- New Mexico is a challenge because they have some of the strictest weed growing laws in the country. Growing any amount of weed in New Mexico is a felony with 9 years of jail time. That is motivation to get a medical card.

Growing in New Mexico

Growing in New Mexico

New Mexico and Arizona share a Native American population that has their own region on the border of both states. The Navajo Nation is the largest Native American –governed territory that also has the largest amount of land. Native American territories have their own laws, including ones on marijuana. Even though New Mexico marijuana growing is only permitted for marijuana patients, that rule may not apply in the Navajo Nation.  President Obama recently gave Native Americanterritories the option to make their own marijuana rules, which may mean more growing.

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New Mexico is a state that is both generous and strict when it comes to marijuana. If you have a medical condition, you can grow a lot. If you don’t, you will need to be very discrete. The best way to do this is grow small amounts and don’t get caught. I explain specific strategies in my Marijuana Grow Bible. It is available as a free download.

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Growing your own weed in New Mexico is very possible – as long as you take the time to get the right paperwork. If not, you will need to be very private, or move north to Colorado.

Marijuana legislation can be complicated, but Jenny Bloom is always up for the task. Although not a lawyer, her experience as a reporter and PR specialist helps her understand legalese – especially when it relates to growing marijuana. A passionate supporter of legalization and home... [read more]


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  1. By New Mexico Aims to Reduce Marijuana Penalties – I Love Growing Marijuana ,15 Mar 2017
    […] The cannabis industry is already expanding in New Mexico, although most policy changes are quite young in the state. MJ Biz Daily has reported in a recent article that an American medical marijuana company has already created an international […]Read More
  2. By Jessica m ,21 Mar 2017
    Its more of a question than a comment .... Where can I buy clones in abq NM
  3. By Sarah ,13 Nov 2017
    In NM you can only grow if you are the property owner at the grow site, or if you obtain written permission from the property management if you are a renter. Caregivers may only grow at their patient's property, and […]Read More
  4. By Robert Welch ,17 Oct 2018
    Can I rent space to apartment dwellers that have a medical caredso they can grow their own medical cannabis
  5. By Ryan ,08 Apr 2019
    What constitutes a mature plant according to the law? One that's ready to be chopped, or a certain week of flowering? That's pretty vague for a law.
  6. By Gino ,17 May 2019
    Yes was wondering if the despenseris here in LasCruces need properties so they can grow on for their business...if so please let know m..... thank you for your time
  7. By Aaron ,18 Jul 2019
    I'm still trying to find out if you can grow on tribal land the year of 2019 if it got past by law if you apply for a ppl yes or no look what happen to picuris pueblo 2018 got […]Read More

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