eligibility

Patients in New York State diagnosed with one of the following severe, debilitating, or life-threatening medical conditions, you would be given legal protection under New York’s medical marijuana law, as per Assembly Bill 6357:

Eligibility and qualifying conditions to become a medicinal marijuana patient in New York State include:

  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • ALS/Lou Gerhrig’s disease
  • MS / Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injury with Spasticity
  • Epilepsy/Seizures
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Chronic pain
  • IBS/ Inflammatory Bowel disease
  • Neuropathies
  • PTSD as of 11/2017
  • Opiate use as of June 2018 By NYS DOH

Any complicating conditions, that are associated with above:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasm
  • Seizures
  • Severe nausea
  • Wasting syndrome or cachexia

More Information

Please note: In order to become registered as a New York medical marijuana patient, you MUST first possess a document-driven condition that has been clearly outlined by the New York State Department of Health’s list of qualifying conditions (as per the Compassionate Care Act). The New York Health Commissioner must decide whether to add Alzheimer’s, muscular dystrophy, dystonia, and rheumatoid arthritis within 18 months of the law’s effective date. The Health Commissioner may add or delete conditions to the list of qualifying ailments, at any time.

For a complete updated list of eligible qualifications, and guidelines please checkout New York State link below:
https://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/medical_marijuana/faq.htm