Get Your New York Medical Marijuana Card

How to Get Medical Marijuana in New York

There are three easy steps to participate in the program.

Step 1: Contact Us

Call us at (443) 320-2500 or email us and start your medical marijuana evaluation process! We will answer any questions you have. If you need assistance in obtaining your medical records, we can request it from your provider after you sign a medical records release form.

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Step 2: Medical Marijuana Evaluation

Our medical team will review your medical records,  discuss your condition and history and describe the proper use of medical marijuana and answer any questions you have. We can also assist you with MMCC registration, take your picture and upload your state issued ID to New York Medical Cannabis Commission.

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Step 3: Medical Cannabis Certification

You can be certified on the same day if you have your medical records and MMCC ID number on your appointment. We understand that it takes few days to get your MMCC ID but so you can still set the appointment with our medical team and you just need to send us your MMCC ID number as soon as you receive it.

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Why Choose Us

  • Experienced medical marijuana doctor
  • Free Phone Pre-Qualification
  • THC and CBD education
  • Free State Registration
  • Confidential and nonjudgmental
  • Multiple locations
  • Compassionate staffs
  • Physician owned and operated
  • Discounts available

Book an Appointment

Book an appointment for your medical marijuana evaluation.
All consultations are online (Telemedicine).

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FAQs

Qualifying Conditions

  • Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Panic Attacks
  • PTSD
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • IBS
  • Opioid Use Disorder
  • Neuropathy
  • Epilepsy
  • Cancer
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Severe or Persistent Muscle Spasms
  • ALS
  • Nausea
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Huntington’s Disease

What documentations do I need to bring to my appointment?

  • Medical Record: State law requires that a physician to obtain medical records showing the diagnosis for the conditions you have. If you don’t have the records in your possession, please complete our medical records release form and we will obtain the records for you.
  • New York Driver’s License or state issued ID card
  • Payment

Will my insurance cover the fees?

Unfortunately, at the current time, insurance companies do not cover the medical marijuana certification.

Can patients under 18 years of age be certified for medical cannabis?

YES! Children under 18 with qualified medical condition can be certified but the patient must have a parent/guardian that serves as the caregiver.

Any non-New York resident currently in New York for the purpose of receiving medical treatment is eligible to register as a patient and, during registration, will be required to provide the address of and a contact name for the New York medical facility where the patient is receiving treatment.

Where will I get my medical marijuana card?

A registry ID card will be mailed to you after your application is approved.  A temporary registry ID card can be printed and used immediately.

Do you provide marijuana after certification?

No, we are just the doctors that evaluate your condition for certification of the card. Once you are approved as a qualifying patient, you can obtain medical marijuana from a dispensary or qualifying designated caregiver.

How can I get my MMCC ID number?

Go to MMCC website. If you need assistance with registration and uploading documents, just let us know and we’ll be happy to assist you with this on your appointment.

Will I qualify if I'm not a New York resident?

Any non-New York resident currently in New York for the purpose of receiving medical treatment is eligible to register as a patient and, during registration, will be required to provide the address of and a contact name for the New York medical facility where the patient is receiving treatment.

Are the dispensaries open?

Yes, several dispensaries across the state have products and are now operating.

Can I obtain cannabis outside New York once I'm certified?

A New York patient can only obtain legal medical cannabis from New York-licensed dispensaries. The dispensaries can only obtain their cannabis from New York-licensed growers, and their extracts from New York-licensed processors.

How to legally obtain cannabis?

Step 1: Register as a patient with MMCC

Step 2: Obtain a written certification from a provider registered with the Commission

Step 3: Visit a licensed New York dispensary

Step 4: (Optional): Purchase ID Card (Fee: $50)

Where can I legally travel with medical cannabis?

A legal patient may travel to any location in the state of New York (other than federal government property when in possession of medical cannabis). Possession of cannabis is a violation of federal law and New York residents should carefully read the current state statutes regarding the use of medical cannabis and be aware that taking cannabis across State lines is a federal offense. Cannabis is also illegal on federal government property. The State of New York laws cannot authorize you to travel to other states, jurisdictions or countries with this medicine in your possession.

How much medical cannabis can a certified patient possess at one time?

​No more than 120 grams — or approximately four ounces, unless a provider makes a special determination that a patient needs more.

What is the cost for my New York medical marijuana certification?

The cost for the evaluation along with the certification is $200. If you are a veteran or disabled, just shows us paperworks and we can offer a discounted price of $170.

Can you request medical records on my behalf?

Definitely, we can have you sign a medical records release for and we will take care of the rest.

What are the payment forms?

We accept cash, debit and credit cards.

I did not receive my MMCC ID number yet, can I keep my appointment?

Definitely! Just email to us your patient ID number as soon as you receive it from MMCC so we can complete the verification and certification.

What should I expect during the appointment?

When you come in for your appointment, we will review your records, discuss your condition and history, and describe the proper use of medical marijuana and answer any questions you have.

Do I need to pay to register to MMCC and get the patient ID number?

It’s absolutely free. It’s only a registration for the state to assign you your unique 16-digit patient ID number.

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