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Qualify Online!

At www.nmbriefrelief.com, you can fill out our questionnaire, answering questions about your physical condition, or PTSD symptoms. We will review the application and either call you to schedule an appointment with our doctor, or request further information if needed.


Free Consultation!

If you prefer, you can come into our office for a 15 minute, FREE consultation with our qualified team. We can get your questions answered, determine what your qualifying condition is, go over pricing, and if you decide to go forward, get your paperwork started, and schedule an appointment to see our doctor.


We will have you fill out our brief preliminary questionnaire, either online or in our office, from here we determine if you qualify under PTSD. If you do, our in-house doctor will be able to assess your condition, and make a diagnosis during your visit.


For Physical Conditions

We will need to collect medical records from your treating physician, qualifying conditions must have activity on your treatment within the last calendar year, clearly showing your diagnosis, and/or treatments with a signature from your doctor on them. If you do not already have these, we can assist you in getting them.

From the time we hand deliver your completed application to the Department of Health, your patients can expect to wait approximately 45 – 60 days.

The State requires that you get re-assessed by a doctor, once a year. Since you are already a Medical Cannabis Patient, and the State has your info on file from the previous year(s), you will only need the doctor to determine if you are benefiting from the Medical Program. They will then recommend that you stay on the program, and sign the renew application that we submit to the state.

NO! Cannabis Cards not needed for CBD Products!

Anyone can purchase, use and benefit from CBD (Cannabidiol) products like tinctures, topicals, edibles, and various cosmetics.

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CBD is Federally Legal and can be purchased and used in all 50 states. Click on our Store link to our online store for the best USA Grown CBD Products on the market. Or give our office a call and place an order over the phone (505) 433-1773

This is a simple subject to explain but sometimes not easy to understand the reasons.


Cannabis Sativa is the oldest term of the plant know and has been passed down for thousands of years and some say the “Canna_Bosum” in the Bible is Cannabis. There is evidence going back to 10,000BC that shows the use of Cannabis. This term is a bit of a blanket term for all of its uses. Cannabis is a Medicinal plant, and Agricultural plant that produces food, it’s an industrial plant and of course recreational.

Cannabis is now most commonly referred to the Medicinal properties of the pant.

The first documented use of the Cannabis Sativa plant was by Emperor Shen Neng in 2737 B.C. Hemp was essential to survival in ancient China, and large amounts of land were designated solely to growing Cannabis. Up until the 20th Century, all cultures and societies needed and utilized large quantities of Cannabis to support their societies.


This term is the most widely know and used in our culture today. The word “Marijuana” was invented in the early 20th century in order to make Cannabis more relatable to Mexicans and Minorities. This was done in order to gain support to pass legislation and outlaw all types of Cannabis.

However today the term Marijuana is most commonly used to describe the recreational aspect of the Cannabis plant.

The word entered English usage in the late 19th century. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first known appearance of a form of the word in English is in Hubert Howe Bancroft‘s 1873 The Native Races of the Pacific States of North America.[8] Other early variants include “mariguan” (1894),[12] “marihuma” first recorded in 1905, “marihuano” in 1912, and “marahuana” in 1914.[15]

The use of “marihuana” in American English increased dramatically in the 1930s, when it was preferred as an exotic-sounding alternative name during debates on the drug’s use.[8] It has been suggested that in the United States the word was promoted by opponents of the drug, who wanted to stigmatize it with a “foreign-sounding name”.[9] The word was codified into law and became part of common American English with the passing of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937.


Hemp is often thought of as something different then Cannabis or Marijuana. But in reality there all from the same plant. Because of the way Marijuana terminology was utilized and the Cannabis and hemp words suppressed over the past 80+ years society believes that Hemp, Marijuana, and Cannabis are exactly the same.

The Hemp word is utilized for the Industrial aspect of the Cannabis Plant since the Indian Hemp seed was spread around the world by the British Empire.

Today’s legal definition of an”Industrial” Hemp plant is a Cannabis plant with 0.3% THC content or less.

The cultivation and the cultivation of hemp has its origin in the days of ancient India and China. The scientists, linguists and archaeologists are unanimous in the opinion that the use of seeds and leaves as the staple food of inflorescences – drugs and hemp fibers for the manufacture of wicker, ropes and clothes were very common practice stretching back thousands of years. But so far, representatives of a dozen countries claim to primacy in the processing of hemp, as well as its use for agricultural purposes and directly, in everyday life.

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If you understand the current basic terminology of Cannabis, Marijuana, and Hemp then in the state of NM we will break it down as simply as possible.

Cannabis “Medical“: YES, with a Personal Medical license. 

While at the moment in 2019 we do have Medical Cannabis legal in New Mexico the state has yet to issue new licenses for growers for a few years now.

Medical Cannabis Patient with Medical Cards is eligible to grow under the State Medical Cannabis law up to 16 plants for there personal consumption and the specific amount allowed to gift.

Marijuana “Recreational”: No, not in New Mexico as of 2020.

As of 2019 Recreational Marijuana has not been legalized however small amounts of Cannabis has been decriminalized in some cities. So NO, one can not grow “Marijuana as of 2020.

Hemp “Industrial“: Yes with industrial License.

As of 2019 not only has New Mexico passed a law to legalized the growing of Industrial Hemp but under the 2019 Federal Farm Bill Industrial Hemp is legal in all 50 states.

Again, the basic definition of a Hemp plant is a Cannabis plant that contains less than 0.3%THC and can be used in thousands of ways mostly for the medicinal CBD portions. However more and more of the plant is being utilized and will be a major player in the future.

Yes, Anyone can enter NM Brief Relief’s office. We are not a Medical Cannabis Dispensary and have lots of retail items, utensils, CBD products, health and wellness items like Kangen Alkaline Water, and services like massage therapy, energy work to name a few.