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New York Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

Find relief in something natural.

Living and healing well comes in many forms. And as one of the most pharmacologically active plants on the planet, marijuana shows significant potential to create positive effects that can manage a range of conditions and needs.

What is the next step?

Learn about rules and restrictions to see if you qualify for a New York medical marijuana card.

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The current qualifying conditions list for the New York medical marijuana program are:

  • AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • HIV 
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Huntington's disease 
  • Opioid use disorder (only if enrolled in a treatment program pursuant to article 32 of the mental hygiene law.)
  • Opioid Replacement
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Any of the following conditions where it is clinically associated with, or a complication of, a condition under this paragraph or its treatment: 

  • Cachexia Syndrome 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Severe or chronic pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasm
  • Seizures
  • Wasting Syndrome
  • Opioid use disorder (only if enrolled in a treatment program pursuant to article 32 of the mental hygiene law)



Have questions?

No matter your level of comfort or knowledge with medical marijuana, we can help answer your questions. Our friendly patient care representatives are happy to talk.

Our hours are 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST. 



This website contains medical cannabis information and is restricted to individuals 21 years of age or older. Please confirm your age and state:

  • IL
  • MD
  • MA
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA

Did you know that most medical marijuana information is state-specific? We have dispensaries in each of the above states, along with state-specific resources for patients. For the best experience, please select a state.