New York Medical Marijuana Card Online
Get your New York medical marijuana card online from the comfort of your own home. Our physicians evaluate you via a scheduled video conference.Schedule online now or give us a call at 877-242-0362 to set up your consultation over the phone. We offer same-day appointments, so you can be seen by our doctor within 15 minutes of scheduling!
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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in NY
Getting your New York medical marijuana card online is easy with Green Health Docs telemedicine. Our proven online evaluation system helps patients from all across the Empire State including NYC. No matter where you live in NY, our doctors can talk to you and help you get certified for medical cannabis in New York.
Once certified, you will register your certification letter to receive your official New York medical marijuana card. For more information about how to qualify for medical cannabis in New York, or to view additional cannabis education resources, check out our New York medical marijuana FAQ.
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The medical marijuana certification process in New York is similar to many other medical states. Patients will need to obtain a Physician Written Certification Form from a licensed NY medical marijuana doctor first in order to apply with the state for a NY marijuana card.
To book your New York medical marijuana evaluation, all you need to do is pick a time for your appointment and fill out the form above.
If you are confused, you can call our New York Green Health Docs support team at 1-877-242-0362.
In order to register for your New York medical marijuana card you will need one of the following: a state ID or driver’s license.
If you have any questions, our support team can help. Just give us a call at 1-877-242-0362.
Once you are set, all you need to do is have your phone evaluation with one of our licensed medical marijuana physicians in New York. This appointment usually lasts 15 minutes.
The doctor will speak to you about your current medical conditions and how medical cannabis can help. They will then fill out a form (provided by the State of New York) that certifies you as a NY medical marijuana patient.
After visiting with our doctors, you will receive your official NY MMJ certification letter. From there, you simply register this letter with the state.
Once approved, you are an official NY medical marijuana card holder. This card grants patients access to use, transport and buy cannabis from licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in New York.
Here are a few important resources for patients (or their family members) hoping to obtain a New York medical marijuana card or learn more about medical cannabis:
- Common Qualifying Conditions
- Is CBD or THC Better for Your Condition?
- How to Minimize the Adverse Effects of Cannabis
- Medical Marijuana Dosing
- Opioids vs Medical Marijuana
- Medical Marijuana Drug Interactions: A Cannabis Doctor’s Perspective
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NY Medical Marijuana Patient Resources
Find a Registered Medical Marijuana Doctor In New York
The majority of doctors in the state are not comfortable with certifying patients for the New York medical marijuana program because marijuana remains illegal on a federal level. In addition, a doctor must be registered with the state in order to certify patients for the program.
For these reasons it can sometimes be difficult for patients to find a doctor who will certify them. We currently offer online Telemedicine visits that allow you to be seen from the comfort and security of home, making the search for a doctor easy for you. All of our doctors are registered with the state and can legally certify you for the program. If you think that you have one of the qualifying medical conditions and have at least one type of proof, then you will most likely qualify. Our doctor can evaluate you, review any medical documentation you are able to provide, and issue your certification so that you can apply for your card.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I become a legal medical marijuana patient in New York?
If you’re a New York resident and believe that you have one of the state-approved medical conditions with at least one form of proof, then you will most likely qualify. You will first need to be evaluated by a licensed medical marijuana doctor. Once approved, you will receive your written certification that you can use to apply with the state as a patient to get your card. If you have any questions, give our local support center a call or text at 877-242-0362 and we will be happy to assist you.
Q: How do I set up an appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor in New York?
Schedule now or give us a call at 877-242-0362; our friendly support team is available 7 days per week to set up a date and time for you to get evaluated by a medical marijuana doctor in New York and to answer any questions you may have.
Q. What are the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in New York?
A: Law states that you may be eligible for medical marijuana in NY if you have been diagnosed with one or more of the following severe debilitating or life threatening conditions:
· HIV infection or AIDS
· amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
· Parkinson’s disease
· multiple sclerosis
· spinal cord injury with spasticity
· inflammatory bowel disease
· 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
· severe or persistent muscle spasms
· opioid use disorder
Q. Will insurance cover the fees involved with the New York MMJ programs?
A: Unfortunately no. This is because cannabis is still illegal at a federal level.
Q. Can veterans obtain medical cannabis in New York?
A: Yes. Veterans can receive a NY medical cannabis card throughout the State of New York.
Q. Will patients registration status be made available to the public?
A: No, you are protected under HIPAA Laws.
Q. Am I allowed to grow medical cannabis in New York?
A: Unfortunately no, home cultivation is not currently allowed.
Q. What types of Medical Marijuana will be available?
A: The Commissioner must approve any form of medical marijuana. Approved forms include, but are not limited to:
· solid or semi-solid dosage forms (such as capsules, tablets, and lozenges)
· metered liquid or oil preparations (for vaporization or oral administration)
· metered ground plant preparations
· topicals and transdermal patches
Under the law, smoking is not permitted, and the regulations prohibit edibles.
Q. How much will I be able to own and purchase?
A: Patients may not exceed a 30-day supply as determined by their certifying practitioner.
Q. Where can I buy Medical Marijuana in NY?
A: The state keeps an active list of registered organization’s dispensing facilities here.
Q. How much is the fee to register in New York?
A: The NY Department of Health is currently waiving the $50 fee for all patients and their designated caregivers.
Q. How long does it take to receive my New York Medical Marijuana card?
A: Applications with the state using a DMV ID are typically approved or denied immediately upon being submitted. Applications without a DMV ID can take up to 30 days to be approved. Once approved, physical ID cards are usually received within 7 business days.
Q. Are caregivers allowed?
A: Yes, a patient may designate up to 2 caregivers during the patient registration process. After the patient’s registration has been approved by the Department, the caregiver(s) must register with the Department. The patient will have access to instructions for caregiver registration. To register with the Department as a designated caregiver, you must be a resident of New York State and have a valid New York State Driver’s License or New York State Non-Driver ID card.
Q. How do I apply online with NY DOH?
A: Applications and payment will be collected through an online system. This system is available here. You will need a valid email address to login to this system. This email address will be used to send notices once you create an account.