Video: How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in New York
Getting a medical marijuana card in New York State can be overwhelming, but with proper guidance, patients needing cannabis for medical purposes can now get their own medical marijuana cards, hassle-free.
Being New York’s premier medical marijuana card center, we want to offer you complete medical and customer care services, from recommendation & certification to completion of the application to the state.
Our dedicated practitioners will guide you through the process of getting your own card. If you are a resident or New York State with a medical condition that medical marijuana can help, and are looking for an alternative to conventional medication, you can get your own medical marijuana card with these six easy steps:
Step 1. Obtain A Copy Of Your Medical Record Indicating Your Qualifying Condition
You are qualified to apply for a medical marijuana card in New York if you have been diagnosed with one of the specified medical conditions.
Recently, chronic pain that causes health dysfunction or incapability has been added to this list.
As supporting documentation, it is necessary that you obtain a copy of your medical records indicating the qualifying diagnosis. The following are lists of qualifying conditions that make you eligible for a medical marijuana card:
- HIV / AIDS
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Spinal Cord Nerve Injury with Intractable Spasticity
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Chronic Pain
- Opioid alternative for pain that degrades health and functional capability
- Huntington’s disease
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Substance use disorder
The following complicated conditions are also considered:
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Severe or chronic pain
- Severe nausea
- Severe or persistent muscle spasms
You can send these records to us through upload on our site or email, including taking a picture and sending them with your phone. We even have an online form you can use to fax a request to your doctor.
Step 2. Complete A Certification Visit
After submitting your records, the next step in the process is getting certified. Your certification will be issued by our practitioners who are registered with the New York State Medical Marijuana Program.
Schedule an online consultation with us by phone or on our website. Telemedicine allows you to have a doctor’s appointment while in the comfort of your own home.
One of our highly trained medical professionals will discuss your condition, your eligibility, make recommendations, and will complete the certification forms necessary for your application.
Step 3. Provide Proof Of Your Residency
In addition, to qualify for a medical marijuana card, you must be a legal resident of New York and provide a proof of your residency. You will be asked to present any one of the following documents:
- A valid driver’s license issued in New York.
- A valid government-issued ID with your name and address in New York.
- A recent copy of a utility bill with your name and address.
- A copy of a lease or a similar document showing your address in New York.
Step 4. Register Online
After being certified with our practitioners, the next step is to register online. The NYDHS requires you to register to https://my.ny.gov.
Step 5. Submit The Medical Marijuana Application
The NYDHS portal allows you to submit the certification documentation along with your proof of residency and complete the application to the Medical Marijuana Program. However, for a hassle free and timely application, after registering, send your login details and we will handle this for you, FREE OF CHARGE!- At the time of this writing, New York State is waiving the application fee.
Step 6. Your Card Is Ready!
Congratulations! Once your application is approved, you can start using your medical marijuana card. The state will provide you with a temporary card that you can print and use right away. Your official medical marijuana card will arrive in the mail, usually within 2 weeks.
You will enjoy the benefits of affordable medical marijuana in New York, as well as orientation on the proper use and administration of the products.
If you qualify and feel that medical marijuana will help reduce suffering and improve your health, then schedule your appointment!