Just below Colorado is the last of the mountain states, New Mexico. 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.
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Texas, on the other hand, is starkly against anything remotely related to marijuana. New Mexico sits comfortably between the two. For years, New Mexico was medical use only, but on April 1, 2021, everything changed.
New Mexico’s medical marijuana program began in 2007. It includes many conditions, such as anorexia, arthritis, cancer, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, intractable nausea/vomiting, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, and spinal cord damage. Patients 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. They can have up to 4 mature plants and 12 immature plants in the process of growing. The new law also permits recreational growing. Recreational dispensaries arrive in 2022.
While the laws are clarified, it’s easiest to grow legally as a patient or caregiver in New Mexico. Caregivers in this state need to be at least 18 years old. They should also be 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 used to be difficult – not because of the area; growing weed is actually quite easy.
It was difficult because the state used to have some of the strictest weed-growing laws in the country. Growing any amount of weed in New Mexico was a felony with 9 years of jail time. The new law changes this.
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New Mexico and Arizona share a Native American population on the border of both states. The Navajo Nation is the largest Native American –governed territory.
Native American territories have their own laws, including ones on marijuana. President Obama gave Native American territories the option to make their own marijuana rules, so check with tribal authorities.
With their latest law, New Mexico is now quite generous when it comes to marijuana. If you have a medical condition, you can grow a lot. If you don’t, you can grow a lot.
Growing your own weed in New Mexico is very possible – especially now. Plus, you don’t have to move north to Colorado.
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FAQs about Cannabis Growing Laws in New Mexico
What’s included in New Mexico’s medical marijuana program?
The medical marijuana program in the state of New Mexico includes many conditions, such as anorexia, arthritis, cancer, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, intractable nausea/vomiting, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, and spinal cord damage. It is legal for patients to possess up to eight ounces of medical cannabis over a 90-day period.
How many plants are medical patients allowed to grow in New Mexico?
Medical patients (or their caregivers) can also do their own marijuana growing. They can have up to 4 mature plants and 12 immature plants in the process of growing.
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