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  • Get a certification from an New York licensed physician;
  • Get approved for medical cannabis today or get your money back!

Understanding the Medical Cannabis Certification

In New York, the journey to acquiring a medical cannabis certification is a crucial step toward accessing the therapeutic benefits of cannabis. Similar to other states, this certification, often referred to as an MMJ card, is granted by state-certified healthcare providers. They authorize patients for the legal consumption and home cultivation of medical cannabis.

How to Get a Medical Cannabis Card in New York

  • Determine Your Eligibility

    Ensure you have one of the qualifying conditions and believe cannabis can significantly improve your quality of life. Collect essential documents and medical records supporting your condition, ready for virtual submission.

  • Consult with an Approved Practitioner

    Schedule an online consultation with a registered physician through Dr.Weedy. Fill out a brief application and make the necessary payment for the appointment. During the session, your healthcare provider will discuss your medical history, ask basic questions, and explore the potential benefits of medical marijuana for your specific condition.
  • Certification Issuance

    Upon approval, your healthcare provider will issue a certification containing a personalized patient barcode, which will be emailed to you.
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Access a Wide Range of Lab-Tested Products

Medical marijuana patients in New York can confidently explore a diverse selection of lab-tested products from licensed dispensaries. The offerings undergo thorough testing to detect and eliminate potential contaminants, ensuring a safe and effective treatment experience.

Legally Purchase and Possess More

Aligning with state regulations, certified patients in New York can legally possess a sixty (60) day supply of medical cannabis. This allowance is determined in consultation with the patient’s practitioner, offering flexibility based on individual treatment needs.

No Minimum Age Limit

Patients aged 18 and under, or those incapable of consent, are required to designate at least one caregiver at the time of certification. This ensures that younger patients have the necessary support and supervision in managing their medical cannabis treatment.

Active for 12 Months

Your medical cannabis card remains valid for a full year. At Dr.Weedy, we take care of our patients by proactively reminding them in advance of the upcoming MMJ renewal. Additionally, we offer an exclusive discount for a seamless renewal process.

Secure and Confidential Data

Rest easy knowing that our system is 100% HIPAA compliant, ensuring the highest standards of security and confidentiality for your personal information. Your privacy is a top priority at Dr.Weedy.

Enjoy a Risk-Free Experience

Our commitment to your satisfaction includes a money-back guarantee. Whether you don't receive a doctor's approval or simply change your mind, we assure you a hassle-free refund process.

100% Remote Process with Telemedicine

Experience the convenience of obtaining your medical card from the comfort of your home. Say goodbye to traffic and long clinic lines—our 100% remote process allows you to undergo an online evaluation seamlessly.

Choose Your New York MMJ Card Package

Primary MMJ Certification
$129 $149
/year
  • Convenient online evaluation
  • Сompliance with legislation
  • Money-back guarantee
MMJ Certificate Renewal
$119 $149
/year
  • Convenient online evaluation
  • Сompliance with legislation
  • Money-back guarantee
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Possession Limits for Medical Cannabis Patients in New York

Understanding the permissible possession limits for medical cannabis patients in New York is crucial for responsible use and compliance with state regulations. As of now, patients certified for medical cannabis can possess up to a 60-day supply of approved products, determined by their healthcare provider. This ensures that patients have an adequate supply to manage their medical conditions while adhering to legal limits.

Medical cannabis products available in New York include:

  • Vape cartridge/pen
  • Capsule/tablets
  • Tincture
  • Oral spray
  • Oral powder
  • Lozenges
  • Metered ground plant preparation for vaporization
  • Whole flower cannabis for vaporization
  • Transdermal patches

Moreover, seeds and immature plants for home cultivation are also available for sale to certified patients or their designated caregivers at some registered organizations dispensing locations. 

It’s important to note that possession limits may vary based on the specific needs and treatment plans determined by the healthcare provider during the certification process.

Caregiver Responsibilities in New York

In New York, designated caregivers play a crucial role in assisting certified patients with the responsible use and management of medical cannabis. Here’s a comprehensive overview of caregiver responsibilities and regulations:

Key Points for Designated Caregivers:

  •     Designation Limit: A certified patient can designate up to five (5) individuals as caregivers, including facilities and facility employees as designated caregiver facilities.
  •     Patient Limit: Designated caregivers are authorized to serve up to four (4) certified patients.
  •     Flexible Addition: Caregivers may be added at any time after the approving provider completes the patient’s state registration.
  •     Registration Process: Caregivers must register with the Medical Cannabis Data Management System (MCDMS) through their personal my.ny.gov account.
  •     Patient-Caregiver Connection: Patients must designate the caregiver on their registration via their personal my.ny.gov account before the caregiver can complete the registration process.
  •     Changes in Personal Info: Any change in the caregiver’s name or address must be reported to the Medical Cannabis Program within 10 business days.

Designated caregivers with a valid registry ID are authorized to assist the patient with the possession, acquisition, delivery, transfer, transportation, and/or administration of approved medical cannabis.

Key Points for Facility Caregiver:

  •     Facilities, such as hospitals, mental health facilities, and schools, may apply to become an Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) approved designated caregiver facility. These facilities can assist one or more certified patients with the acquisition, possession, delivery, transportation, or administration of medical cannabis.
  •     Designated Caregiver Facilities are recognized as specific types of healthcare and educational institutions, ensuring a controlled and responsible environment for the administration of medical cannabis.

Cultivation and Responsible Use of Medical Cannabis in New York

As of October 5, 2022, certified patients and designated caregivers aged 21 or older, registered with the Medical Cannabis Program, have the option to cultivate cannabis at home for personal use in New York.

Here are the key details:

  • Certified patients can designate only one caregiver to grow cannabis on their behalf.
  • Cultivation is limited to the private residence of the certified patient or designated caregiver. This can include owned or rented residences but excludes locations like assisted living facilities or rehabilitation centers.
  • A certified patient is allowed to cultivate, harvest, and dry a maximum of 3 mature and 3 immature plants.
  • In a shared residence with two or more certified patients, the collective cultivation limit is capped at 6 mature female plants and 6 immature female plants for the entire household.

It’s imperative for patients and caregivers to adhere to these regulations to ensure responsible and legal use of medical cannabis in New York. Dr.Weedy supports and promotes compliance with these guidelines for the safety and well-being of our patients.

Medical Marijuana Reciprocity and Access for Non-Residents in New York

Navigating the rules for non-residents looking to access medical cannabis in New York involves understanding two key aspects:

1)    Using Out-of-State Medical Cannabis ID in New York State

Only certified patients holding a New York State registry identification card are eligible to purchase approved medical cannabis products in the state.

2)    Recognition of New York Medical Marijuana Cards in Other States and Territories

While New York doesn’t extend reciprocity to out-of-state medical marijuana cards, the following states and territories recognize a New York medical marijuana card, providing an opportunity for New Yorkers to access medical cannabis when traveling:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas* 
  • Hawaii* 
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan (at the dispensary’s discretion)
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey*
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma*
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. Virgin Islands*
  • Utah* (up to two 21-day periods in a calendar year)
  • Washington, D.C.

*Visitors must complete a visiting patient application with the state program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can NY dispensaries cater to recreational users?

Yes, indeed. New York joined the ranks of states legalizing recreational marijuana in 2021, becoming the 15th to do so.

Do New York dispensaries honor out-of-state medical cards?

No, they do not. Only individuals possessing a New York State registry identification card are eligible to purchase approved medical cannabis products within the state.

Are edibles permitted in New York State?

Absolutely. Hemp products, including edibles, are legally available in New York State for both medical and recreational purposes.

What if my medical condition isn't on the list? Can I still access medical marijuana in New York?

Yes, potentially. Your eligibility for medical cannabis usage isn't limited to specific conditions; it's determined by clinical appropriateness as assessed by your healthcare provider.

Does Dr.Weedy guarantee approval from their medical marijuana doctor?

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee approval. Only a licensed medical marijuana doctor can assess your qualification for the program. However, if you're not approved by our doctor, you'll receive a FULL refund!

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