Become a New York Medical Marijuana Patient
While recreational cannabis is not currently available in New York, the state still has a robust medical marijuana program. There are several steps involved in the process of becoming a medical marijuana patient, including visiting a qualifying medical practitioner.
Qualifications for Medical Marijuana in New York
The certification process begins with speaking to a healthcare practitioner who is registered with the state. New York no longer has a set list of conditions that qualify for medical cannabis–rather, it’s up to the medical practitioner to decide whether or not the patient would benefit from medical marijuana.
Get a Medical Cannabis Card in New York
Once a registered medical practitioner certifies that you would benefit from medical marijuana in New York, you’ll need to register with the state. For a breakdown of how to apply for your New York medical marijuana card, check out our Get a Card guide.