What qualifying conditions allow me to register for a medicinal marijuana card?

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

You qualify for medicinal marijuana if you have been diagnosed with one or more of the following severe debilitating or life threatening conditions: cancer, HIV infection or AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury with spasticity, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathy, Huntington’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder or chronic pain, or any condition for which an opioid could be prescribed (provided that the precise underlying condition is expressly stated on the patient’s certification). The severe debilitating or life threatening condition must also be accompanied by one or more of the following associated or complicating conditions: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, or severe or persistent muscle spasms, PTSD or opioid use disorder (only if enrolled in a treatment program certified pursuant to Article 32 of the Mental Hygiene Law).

Where can I find a registered doctor?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

If your primary physician is not registered with the New York State Department of Health’s Medicinal Marijuana Program, he or she can recommend a physician who is registered. You can also use a qualified telemedicine service like Myself to receive your certification.NYS Department’s website: Practitioner Education for the Medical Marijuana Program.
Patients may access a list of registered practitioners by clicking on the “Looking for a Registered Practitioner” button on the Medical Marijuana Program website’s home page.

What types of medicinal marijuana are allowed?

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

New York State allows liquids, vape oil, inhaler, and capsules. The smoking of cannabis and edibles are both illegal in New York even with a Medicinal Marijuana Card.

How much medical marijuana can I purchase at one time?

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

You may purchase up to 30-days’ worth of approved medical marijuana from a state-regulated dispensary, owned and operated by one of the registered organizations in New York.

Once I get certification from a registered practitioner, how do I get a medicinal marijuana card?

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

You will need to complete an application for a New York medical marijuana card through the Department’s online system NY.gov. You will also have to pay a $50 application fee and submit proof of identity and residency in addition to your written certification from a registered doctor.

When will my card arrive?

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Once your application has been successfully submitted and approved you will receive your card within three to seven business days.

Where can I find information on how to purchase my medicinal marijuana?

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Please visit the following link for information, including links to the Registered Organizations’ websites: Registered Organizations

Which dispensing facilities may I use?

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

A certified patient may receive medicinal marijuana products from any dispensing facility of any Registered Organization in New York State. For the list of locations in New York, look at: Registered Organizations

What if I am unable to go to the dispensary physically?

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Some dispensaries have delivery and online appointments. You can also add up to two caregivers (you will need to do this when you complete your application) who are authorized to pick up medicinal marijuana on your behalf.

Will all dispensing facilities have the same products?

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

All registered organizations can sell up to five brands of medicinal marijuana in different approved forms (liquid, vape oil, capsule, and inhaler). NYS mandates two products: One of those brands must be a low THC/high-CBD product, and at least one brand must contain equal amounts of THC and CBD. Each Registered Organization will likely have different products but should carry similar stock at each of their associated dispensaries.