Get your New York Medical Marijuana Card

$149 for the year, only paid if approved by the doctor

We made getting your card easy

Register
Connect with a marijuana doctor online - no appointment needed
Total Cost for Consultation and Certification is $150
Download your certification and visit a medical marijuana dispensary today

Speak to a doctor to see if cannabis is right for you

Have a doctor review your medical history or current medication list, to see if cannabis can help you achieve your wellness goals. Marijuana Doctors on the Heally platform specialize in many areas including:

Anxiety and Stress
Sports Medicine
Pain Management
Addiction Treatment
Women's Health
Oncology

Cannabis in New York

In New York, a patient can choose from oil cartridges to vaporize, capsules, and oral tinctures all made from Medical Marijuana extracts. Currently marijuana flower or edibles are not offered in New York. Medical Marijuana is grown under strict supervision by New York Department of Health, and is organic, free of contaminants and mold. Lab tested and certified.

What are qualifying conditions in New York for medical marijuana?

Qualifying conditions in New York is one or more of the following severe debilitating or life threatening conditions: cancer, HIV infection or AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury with spasticity, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathy, Huntington's disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, and as an alternative to opioid use or substance use disorder.

How does Heally work?

Create an account. Talk to a marijuana doctor using your mobile device or computer. (No appointment is necessary.) If a doctor thinks cannabis can help, they will discuss treatment options. Post visit your certification is available for download within an hour and can be used at a local medical marijuana dispensary same day. The New York State Health Department will mail you a marijuana card within one week of certification. You will not be charged the $150 fee if the doctor does not believe that the video visit meets his standard of care.

Cannabis Health and News in New York

Pancreatic Cancer Cannabis Hope Ribbon
In Recent News: Cannabis The Cure to Pancreatic…
Smallpox. Polio. Malaria. Over the course of mankind's brief history on this earth, human beings have come a long way...
collagen CBD Cannabis and Aging
Smoothing out the Aging Process: Collagen, CBD, and…
When people research skincare routines and anti-aging products, they find plenty of talk about collagen. Ask people what the secret...
THCV scientist studying insulin resistance diabetes
The New Cannibinoid on the Block: THCV and…
To date, scientists have identified more than 100 different cannabinoids. So far, THC and CBD have been dominating medical research,...

MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN THE BIG APPLE

For each of the 33 states that have legalized medical marijuana, there are different rules and regulations that patients have to follow. While some states, such as California, have earned a reputation for relatively easy standards when it comes to obtaining a medical cannabis card, others are more difficult. New York, in particular, has a process that is expensive, time-consuming, and deliberately filled with red tape. The qualifying conditions for the medical marijuana program in New York are generally much more severe than those in other states. This includes conditions like HIV or AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Parkinson's disease. Unfortunately, New York does not consider more common medical issues such as anxiety, insomnia, or lower back pain to be relevant for cannabis treatment. Although change is slow, attitudes surrounding medical cannabis in New York have evolved and will continue to change in the years to come.

GETTING YOUR MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD

Like any other prescription or medical treatment, it’s important to have all of your medical and insurance documentation and all the accompanying forms of identification. As of 2017, health providers have been able to use an avenue provided by New York’s State Senate Bill 2405 to aid patients in receiving their cards. This is a bill that allows health care companies to deliver medical diagnoses, prescriptions, consultations, and education electronically. Because of this, it is now possible for patients to speak with a qualified medical marijuana doctor online about the potential use of medicinal cannabis. Now, much of the paperwork and filing that comes along with your application can be done much faster and from the comfort of your home. Once you have been approved by a marijuana doctor to utilize medical marijuana, they will issue you a certificate, which is the first step towards purchasing medical marijuana products like CBD.

REGISTRATION WITH NEW YORK MARIJUANA PROGRAM

After receiving your certificate, you will need to register with the New York State-run medical marijuana program. The certificate will contain instructions on how to register with the New York State Medical Marijuana Program and receive your marijuana card. Please note you can purchase at a local New York marijuana dispensary with the certificate and a valid New York ID. After submitting your application, and a short waiting period, the state of NY will send you your medical marijuana card. For cases where an applicant is under the age of eighteen or a person is incapable of consenting to medical treatment, another person may register for the program on their behalf. In addition, caregivers are permitted to register for the program after their patient has designated them during the registration process. The state is currently waiving the application fee of $50 for all patients and caregivers.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAWS TO KEEP IN MIND

Like the state’s more stringent policies on obtaining a medical marijuana license, there are also restrictions on the type of cannabis that patients are allowed to purchase or consume. In New York, it is still not permissible to smoke cannabis flower. The only types of cannabis currently allowed are capsules, oral and sublingual liquids, concentrates and oils, topicals, solid and semi-solid products, and vaporization. Obtaining a medical marijuana card does not make it legal for patients to grow their own cannabis. Cultivating your own marijuana plants is still illegal in all cases. The penalty for growing marijuana is a misdemeanor with up to a year in jail and a maximum fine of $1,000, but these charges can become more serious depending on the amount. New York State still has felony possession charges on the books if you are found with more than a pound of cannabis, which comes along with a seven-year jail term and a $5,000 fine. If you are convicted of using marijuana in a public space, you could face misdemeanor charges and up to a $250 fine.

CANNABIS DECRIMINALIZATION

Since 1977 New York has decriminalized possession of marijuana for amounts under 25 grams. A first offense will simply result in a civil violation and a fine of typically $100. This fine increases to $200 for a second offense. For those found to be in possession of more than 25 grams, criminal penalties will still apply. A $500 fine and up to two months in jail is the starting point for possession of up to 2 ounces of cannabis, with penalties increasing up to felony criminal charges for between 8 ounces and two pounds.