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Medical Marijuana

Below are the qualifiers you will need to obtain a NY Medical Marijuana Certification.


New York Residency

First, you need to be able to prove you are a current resident of NY State. The forms of ID that are accepted are as follows:


  • ID number from your New York State Driver’s License or New York State Non-Driver ID Card.

  • Copy of a government-issued identification card that contains your name and New York State address.



Temporary residents may be eligible as well. If this pertains to you, you must provide some sort of documentation such as a lease, utility bill etc.


Qualifying Medical Conditions

Second, in order to qualify, you must have at least one of these medical conditions:


  • ALS

  • Cancer 

  • Chronic Pain

  • Epilepsy


  • Huntington’s Disease

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Neuropathy

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • PTSD

  • Spinal Cord Injury with Spasticity

  • Substance Use Disorders

  • Any condition for which an opioid could be prescribed


The associated or complicating conditions include:


  • Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome

  • Opioid Use Disorder

  • Severe or Chronic pain

  • Severe Nausea

  • Severe or Persistent Muscle Spasms

  • Seizures


Many new medical conditions are being added to the list per NY State. Please check the official website for updates.


Patient Certification

Third, if you are approved by me, I will submit all of your information to the state in a timely manner so that you may possibly even receive your temporary card the same day until the permanent one arrives in the mail.


Patient Application

Fourth, you will log on and fill out the patient application for the actual permanent card you will receive in the mail. You will create an account at. Once you are on the site, click ”Health Applications” then “Medical Marijuana Data Management System” to access the form. 


Visiting the Dispensary

Once you receive your card in the mail, you will be able to visit the dispensary and obtain your medical cannabis.


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