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New York Medical Marijuana Info for Children & Veterans

New York medical marijuana for children

Some people are surprised to learn that medical marijuana is an option for children. For kids with epilepsy, cancer, and other conditions, anecdotal evidence shows support for its benefits. 

At Verilife, we believe that no one should have to suffer when a medication that can help relieve their symptoms exists—least of all children. That’s why we advocate for access for everyone, including kids, and ensure that we bring the real information about its possibilities to help.

How to get a medical marijuana card for a qualifying child living in New York

  • A qualifying patient who is younger than 18 years old
  • A minor must have an adult caregiver—who must also be their legal guardian—apply and receive a medical marijuana card on their behalf
  • Be certified for the medical use of marijuana by a New York DOH licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or physician's assistant

Info for New York veterans 

The challenges of life after military service can be difficult to navigate, and we're here to help. From the potential to alleviate the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to provide an alternative to opioids for chronic pain, medical marijuana holds numerous possibilities to help the many men and women who have served this country.

Veterans can obtain medical marijuana the same way as other patients. The Veterans Administration has advised veteran participation in state marijuana programs does not affect eligibility for VA care and services. VA providers can and do discuss marijuana use with Veterans as part of comprehensive care planning and adjust treatment plans as necessary. For further information on VA protocols regarding medical marijuana, please visit https://www.publichealth.va.gov/marijuana.asp

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