Medical Marijuana Legal in New Mexico

Medical marijuana is now available in the Land of Enchantment.

The New Mexico Department of Health is accepting applications from nonprofit businesses that want to produce and distribute medical marijuana to patients in the state.

Qualified patients also can apply to produce medical marijuana for themselves.

Patients can now get the drug for chronic conditions in a way that officials say is safe and legal under state law.

A 2007 law allows certified people to use marijuana for pain or other symptoms of debilitating illness.