Get a marijuana card online in New York

Apply for a New York medical cannabis card in minutes with Heally:

  • Certified marijuana doctors online — on your schedule.
  • Receive your MMJ certification.
  • Not approved? No charge.
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How to get a medical marijuana card in New York

Evaluations by licensed marijuana doctors are available from 9 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week, and everything can be done online. Heally makes the process of getting an MMJ card in NY fast and easy.

  • Check Your Qualifying Conditions in NY

    The first thing you'll need to do is review the qualifying conditions for a medical marijuana card in NY. See the list of approved conditions below.
  • Register with Heally

    Fill out our quick intake form to get started with the New York medical marijuana card process.
  • Online Evaluation With Your Medical Marijuana Doctor

    Get qualified for your New York medical cannabis card when you book an appointment with a certified medical marijuana doctor. You’ll discuss your medical history and any questions you may have. Your appointment will generally be about 15 minutes and can be scheduled instantly or at your convenience.
  • Receive Your Medical Marijuana MMJ Card in NY

    Once approved, your doctor will submit your certification to the state of New York. NY no longer uses physical cards, so all you need is a copy of your certificate and a valid photo ID.

New York State Process: Getting Your MMIC in New York

  1. Once your doctor has approved you and sent your certification to the state, you can download the PDF certificate from your patient dashboard on Heally.
  2. As of March 2023, patients no longer have to complete a separate state application to get approved. Simply present your certificate and a valid government-issued ID at a state-certified dispensary.
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Qualifying conditions for getting MMJ card in New York

Any condition the doctor deems appropriate 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:

Renew your MMJ card in New York

With the changes in March 2023, you simply need to visit with a licensed physician and get a new certification. Even if you originally qualified elsewhere, you can renew your New York medical card with Heally. Simply book an online appointment at your convenience through our HIPAA-compliant telehealth services.

Your doctor will send your certification to the state and you can download the PDF certificate from your patient dashboard on Heally..

If you were certified prior to March 20, 2023, you may need to re-register with the state through your account. Also, if you change your name or address, you must notify the Medical Cannabis Program about this within 10 days.

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Medical marijuana card for minors in New York

In New York, minors under the age of 18 have the opportunity to apply for a medical marijuana card in NY so long as they have a caregiver aged 21 or over to apply on their behalf.

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Register a caregiver with Heally in New York

If a patient is under 18 years of age or requires assistance accessing medical cannabis, a registered caregiver can purchase and administer the medical marijuana on their behalf. Caregivers must be 21 years of age or older.

The caregiver process was simplified with the changes made in 2023:

  • Caregivers may be added anytime after the approving provider completes the patient’s state registration.
  • Caregivers must register with the MCDMS via their personal account.
  • Patients must designate the caregiver on their patient registration.
  • A patient may designate up to five caregivers to assist in purchasing and/or administering their medical cannabis products.

Designated caregivers with a valid registry ID may assist the patient with the possession, acquisition, delivery, transfer, transportation and/or administration of approved medical cannabis.

You can follow the Caregiver Registration Instructions here:

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Marijuana laws in New York


Medical marijuana has been legal in New York since 2014 and policies and procedures were updated in 2023. Recreational use for adults aged 21 and older became legal in 2021.

However, there are benefits to holding a medical marijuana card in New York. These include:

  • Higher possession. Those with a medical marijuana cannabis card in New York can possess up to a two months’ supply and grow up to 12 plants per household, which is significantly higher than adult-use limits.
  • Lower taxes.MMIC holders in New York currently pay 7% tax on medical marijuana purchases compared to 13% for adult-use sales.


New York does not provide reciprocity for individuals holding MMJ cards from other states. However, There are many states who practice reciprocity for those holding a medical weed card in New York.

Recent Changes

New York has made several recent changes to their marijuana laws and policies.

  • Patients can now possess up to 60 days’ worth of cannabis (previously 30 days).
  • Medical marijuana can now be smoked (previously could only be taken orally or applied through lotions and oils).
  • The whole cannabis flower is now legal for medicinal use (previously only medical products made using cannabis were allowed).
  • Minors and those with caregivers can now designate up to five (5) caregivers.

How Does Heally Work In New York?

Heally is a legitimate online platform for getting medical marijuana cards in New York. All you have to do is create an account and get instantly connected with a licensed doctor in the state. The process involves a telehealth visit where patients discuss their medical issues, and the doctor determines if medical marijuana is suitable for their condition.

It's important to note that Heally guarantees a risk-free consultation by not charging clients if their requests are rejected by the physician. Heally offers the convenience of renewing a medical card in New York as well, even if you originally got your MMJ card somewhere else. Heally provides numerous benefits for patients in New York, including easy access to licensed doctors, a convenient online platform, and a streamlined process for getting or renewing medical marijuana cards.

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Why choose Heally

Fast and Easy Online Process

Heally provides an easy-to-follow online process for getting an MMJ card in New York. Without leaving their homes, patients can apply for an MMIC, doing away with the need to go to the doctor's office.

Affordable Pricing with No Hidden Costs

The affordable cost of a New York MMJ card on the heally platform makes them available to a broader range of patients. The price of getting a cannabis card through Heally is affordable when compared to alternative options.

Security and privacy

Heally is concerned about Patient privacy and security. Patient data is never shared with outside parties and personal information about patients is protected using industry-standard security measures.

Trusted and Legitimate Platform

Heally is a legit and trusted platform for applying for a marijuana card in New York. Heally has a strong reputation and positive customer reviews. Patients can have confidence in the credibility and professionalism of doctors and clinics on the Heally platform.

Licensed Physicians

All of the physicians on the Heally platform are licensed and qualified to recommend MMJ for qualifying medical conditions. Patients can be confident that they are receiving a qualified medical professional's professional evaluation.

Superior Customer Service

Doctors and clinics on Heally offer excellent customer service, with a team of knowledgeable and friendly support agents on hand to help patients with their MMJ card applications. Patients can contact support through Heally for assistance at any time during the process.

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How to get a medical marijuana card in NY?

New York State has simplified this process significantly in 2023. With no preset qualifying conditions, MMJ certification is at the discretion of the doctor. You simply need to get certified by a licensed physician. The doctor will then send the certification to the state.

Does New York accept out-of-state MMJ cards?

No, New York State does not accept out-of-state medical marijuana cards. You need a current medical marijuana card issued by the state of New York in order to use marijuana for medical purposes. Those who have out-of-state cards may choose to purchase recreationally, though.

What are New York marijuana laws?

New York has legalized both recreational and medical marijuana. Medicinal use is legal for those 18 years of age or older, while recreational use is legal for those 21 and older. Medical marijuana is available to those who have a valid medical marijuana card.

What is the cost of a New York medical card?

New York does not charge a registration fee, so the only upfront cost is the consultation fee with your doctor. Pricing on the Heally platform is $149 for new patients and only $99 for renewals. Remember, you will not be charged if you do not qualify for an MMJ certificate.

How do you qualify for a marijuana card in New York?

Qualification for an MMJ certification is at the discretion of the doctor in New York State.

How do you renew a New York medical card?

To renew your medical weed card in NY, you will need to visit a licensed physician and get recertified. The doctor will submit your certification to the state.

Is cannabis legal in New York?

Cannabis is legal in New York State for both medical and recreational use, but there are regulations in place for both types of use.

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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. Niles

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With more than 30 years of physician practice in the Obstetrics and Gynecology specialty, Dr. Niles is recognized as a leading authority on the delivery of quality medical care. She has a well-established and respected history of worldwide medical collaboration, research, philanthropy, and distinguished leadership.

Last update: 02/13/2024
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