Get Your Medical Marijuana Card
in New York
Talk to a licensed medical marijuana doctor
online and get approved or your money back!
Talk to a licensed
medical marijuana doctor online
and get approved
or your money back!
How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in NY
Still not sure about the process?
In July of 2014 Gov. Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act (S7923), which created legal protections for patients and caregivers and authorized the state to license and regulate registered organizations to cultivate and sell medical cannabis to patients. Patients must obtain a registration identification card after getting written certification from their physician.
In order to certify patients for use of medical marijuana, physicians are required to take education courses, have medical expertise in the qualifying condition for which they wish to recommend cannabis, and provide continuous care of the patient in order for the patient to maintain legal protection. Physicians must also state the dosage patients should use, which determines the 30-day supply of medicine that the patient may possess.
Patients must be certified by a health care practitioner and must have a severe debilitating or life-threatening illness for which cannabis is likely to have a therapeutic benefit. You are potentially eligible for medical marijuana 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
- 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
Severe or persistent muscle spasms
- PTSD or opioid use disorder
Becoming a Medical Cannabis Patient in NY
To become a medical marijuana patient in New York, it’s a three-step process. First, you book an appointment with a Veriheal doctor who will review your ailments and medical condition. Second, once you are evaluated and approved, you will receive a medical cannabis recommendation from our licensed NY doctor and be registered with the NY DOH. The third and final step is once you receive your medical cannabis recommendation, you can request your NY medical marijuana card online from New York. It will arrive in a week and you can then begin to purchase medical marijuana in NY.
New York is one of the largest U.S. states on the East Coast in terms of actual area as well as the number of residents who reside in New York. NY is in the northeastern region of the United States and its capital is Albany.
While New York is home to many medical marijuana products and mmj dispensaries, there are also many tourist attractions in New York. Many tourists like to visit Times Square and Central Park. New York is the home of the Statue of Liberty, a key symbol of the Unites States’ beliefs in freedom, equality, democracy, and opportunity.
Frequently Asked Questions
The first step is to obtain a Medical Marijuana Program Certification from a licensed NY physician that is registered with the state of New York to treat patients for medical cannabis. The physician must be registered with the New York State Department of Health’s Medical Marijuana Program.
We provide the physicians for you! The most difficult part of the process has always been finding a registered physician who prescribes for medical cannabis, but now we make that much easier by allowing you not only access to physicians, but you can meet with them online via video chat and get approved then and there.
No. You can only get approved for medical marijuana from a practitioner that has registered with the New York Department of Health’s Medical Marijuana program, and we provide that for you.
Yes! New York now allows people with chronic pain to be approved for medical marijuana use.
It’s a simple two step process. First you will meet with a doctor from the comfort of your own home, through video. After being evaluated your physician will let you know if you will be approved for medical cannabis, and if so, you will receive your official recommendation and approval for medical marijuana usage in NY. If you are not approved via video, your consultation is free.
The medical evaluation usually takes 10-15 minutes.
If you are not approved then your consultation is free. We entail a network of highly qualified medical practitioners who are willing to evaluate any patient to see if they qualify for medical cannabis. We have a 99% approval rate so if you are not approved, you are refunded in full.
1) A valid government issued ID Card that states your name a New York address (like a driver’s license or New York I Card)
2) A copy of a current utility bill from the past two months that shows your current address
3) A copy of a current government document(incoming mail) from the past two months that shows your current address
4) A copy of a current lease or residential document showing that you live at your current address
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Any valid governement issued ID showing a NY address.
Any condition qualifies. There are a broad range of symptoms which qualify that the doctor will approve. Ultimately, any chronic or debilitating medical condition will be approved. Some of them most generally fall under the following categories:
- Issues Sleeping
- Chronic Pain
- PTSD Opiate
Once you are approved and receive your medical marijuana certification, you will need to simply register with the state of New York’s Medical Marijuana Program through the Patient Registration System.
You can create an account here: https://my.ny.gov/
Click the “Don’t Have An Account” button to create an account. Once created click on the “Heal Applications” icon and then “Medical Marijuana Data Management System” to register.
Once you are approved by the state of New York, your ID card will be mailed directly to you and arrive in a week.
The cost is $199 and that covers your medical evaluation, your consultation with a licensed NY practitioner registered with the DOH, and an authorized certification for medical marijuana purchases. For $379 you and a friend or family member can both get your cards for a nice little discount.
Once you have received your recommendation, you can simply got to the dispensary of your choice and they will assist you in applying. You can call them before you arrive to see exactly what to bring.
There are already tons of dispensaries all over NY. You can see a list of dispensaries HERE.
New York’s medical marijuana program is still in its infancy, allowing all patients access to just a few medical cannabis options. If you get your NY cannabis card, you get access to:
You will need your 1-year certification from the doctor(US) and your NY Medical Marijuana Card.Yes! Your consultation works on all computers, all tablets, and some phones as well.
Yes! Check our homepage for a list of active states.