Get a marijuana card online in New York

Meet with a certified doctor online and get your medical marijuana card in NY!

Speak with a doctor today or schedule an appointment to get your medical marijuana card. Heally connects you with a physician safely & securely through our HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform. Your New York medical marijuana card is just a click away. Schedule an appointment now.

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How to get a medical marijuana card in New York

Speak to certified marijuana doctors any time between 8 AM and 10 PM, any day of the week. You’ll never have to wait for an appointment because everything can be done online — all you need is a cell phone or a computer!

  • Check your qualifying conditions in New York

    You may qualify for a New York medical marijuana card if your certifying health care provider deems it clinically appropriate.
  • Register with Heally to apply for cannabis card

    Simply fill out our quick intake form to apply for a NY medical marijuana card.
  • Visit an online consultation with cannabis doctor

    Book an appointment with a certified medical marijuana doctor. You can meet with a doctor immediately or schedule an appointment later at your convenience.
  • Get Your MMJ in New York

    Your appointment will generally take about 15 minutes. Once you receive your medical marijuana card in NY, all you need to do is visit the dispensary or pharmacy of your choice.

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How does Heally help get MMIC in New York

If you’re wondering how to get your medical marijuana card in NY, Heally can help. Simply sign up on our website and we’ll connect you with a licensed marijuana doctor. Your doctor will promptly evaluate your condition and discuss potential treatment options. If you and your physician determine medical marijuana is right for you, they’ll supply a certification that can then be used at a local dispensary.

The New York Medical Marijuana Card renewal process can be done 100% online.

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Qualifying conditions for getting MMJ card in New York

Any condition the doctor deems apporpriate is a qualifying condition to get a marijuana card in New York. The list below are some examples of conditions that have been used in the past to qualify for medical cannabis:

State process for obtaining marijuana card in New York

  1. Download the PDF certificate from your patient dashboard on Heally
  2. Login to the New York State website If you do NOT have an account then you will need to click the "Don't have an Account?" button to create a personal ID first.
  3. Follow the prompts to create a personal account
  4. Remember that the answers to secret questions and your password is case-sensitive
  5. Save your user ID and your password in a safe place
  6. Click Logout and close the browser. Your account is created.
  7. Go to and log in to your personal account.
  8. Confirm that you are logged into the correct account.
  9. Click on the "Health Applications" icon.
  10. Click on the link to the Medical Cannabis Data Management System (MCDMS) link.
  11. Select the “Start New Registration” button.
  12. Follow the steps to register.
  13. Note: Please log in using only 1 browser and make sure you do not have multiple tabs/ windows open with the same webpage, as this may cause errors.
  14. Once a patient or caregiver’s registration is approved, the Department will issue a temporary registry identification card through the account which may be used in conjunction with a government-issued photo identification to purchase cannabis while the patient/caregiver awaits his/her registry identification card (ID card) in the mail.
  15. Registrations expire when the certification that was issued by the practitioner expires.
  16. Patients and caregivers must re-register each time a new certification number is issued.
  17. Patients and caregivers must re-register every time a new certification number is issued. Patients must bring their registry ID cards and their certifications to a registered organization's dispensing facility in order to purchase approved medical marijuana products. Caregivers must bring their registry ID cards and their patient certifications to a registered organization's dispensing facility in order to purchase approved medical marijuana products on behalf of their patients.

Additional patient registration instructions can be found here.
Caregiver registration instructions can be found here.

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How Much Does a New York Medical Marijuana Card Cost?

Your cannabis card certification will cost $149 for the year, and you only have to pay if you’re approved by a doctor! Once you have received approval from a physician, you must pay the $50 fee to receive the card. However, the fee is currently being waived for all patients and caregivers.

What Supporting Documents Do I Need Before Starting?

A signed certification from your physician on Heally. Photo ID or Driver's license. Proof of New York State residency, if using an out of state ID or Passport. A birth certificate, if you’re under 18.

How Much Medical Marijuana Can I Purchase in NY?

In New York, patients can purchase a supply of up to 60 days of medical marijuana. This amount is determined by the physician or pharmacist.

Is It Legal to Get My NY Medical Marijuana Card Online?

New York’s State Senate Bill 2405 allows patients to speak with qualified medical professionals online about the potential use of marijuana. Due to this change, it is now legal for patients to receive their New York medical marijuana card online.

If Approved by Heally, How Do I Register for the State of NY Medical Marijuana Program?

After becoming certified to participate in New York’s medical marijuana program, you must register on the state’s website to receive your official New York medical marijuana card.

How Long Does It Take to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in NY?

As soon as your application is approved, you’ll be given a temporary card that is valid for up to 30 days. You should receive the permanent card in the mail about seven to ten days after the date of approval.

Do I Need a Physical Medical Marijuana Card?

Yes, you will receive a physical medical marijuana card that will be mailed to you once you are approved.

Does New York Have Medical Marijuana Reciprocity?

No, New York does not offer medical marijuana reciprocity. Out-of-state medical marijuana cards are not recognized. If you wish to obtain medical marijuana in New York, you need to get a New York medical marijuana card.

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Marijuana laws in New York

In 2014 the state of New York legalized the use and possession of medical marijuana for qualifying individuals. More recently in 2021, the state also passed a law legalizing the use of marijuana for recreational purposes for all individuals ages 21+. New York also became one of the first states in the nation to explicitly prohibit employers from testing individuals for the use of marijuana. Although the use of marijuana for both recreational and medical purposes is legal in New York, it will take some time before individuals find recreational marijuana dispensaries within their local communities. Some predict that more recreational marijuana dispensaries will open throughout 2022 or 2023. However, medical marijuana dispensaries are operating all across the state for those who qualify for a NY medical marijuana card and are in need of natural treatments. In New York, marijuana can be consumed in the form of flower, vaporizer, edible, pre-roll, tincture, extract, and topicals.

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Dr. Krasne

This information was reviewed by Dr. Krasne

Dr. Benjamin Krasne is a board-certified anesthesiologist. After attending the University of Florida, Dr. Ben matriculated to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Krasne completed his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2017. Since graduating residency Dr. Krasne has worked throughout the United States as a traveling anesthesiologist while providing remote driven out-patient clinical services as well.

Last update: 05/17/2023
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