New York Medical Marijuana Program

HOW TO GET MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN NEW YORK

There are four steps to participate in the program

QUALIFYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS

New York  resident who is suffering from at least one of the serious medical conditions below may participate in the medical marijuana program.

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

Chronic pain (as defined by 10 NYCRR §1004.2(a)(8)(xi)),

Pain that degrades health and functional capability as an alternative to opioid use or substance use disorder.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

In July 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation permitted the use of cannabis for medical purposes.

Medical marijuana is available for certified patients at approved dispensaries across the state.

Patients with serious medical condition who are certified by a registered medical marijuana provider can access medical marijuana at state approved dispensaries.

No. You need to be a resident of New York in order to be part of the program.

For complete registration step by step procedure click here.

Registration is free of charge.

All patients looking to be certified for medical cannabis are required to register on the state website. You will be assigned with a unique patient number that your medical marijuana doctor will be needing on your appointment to certify you.

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