Despite fewer requirements and adult use marijuana laws on the books, many patients could benefit from the transformational effects of cannabis use for their overall health. New Yorkers can apply for a medical marijuana card online through the state’s website or use a reputable medical marijuana recommendation and licensed physician referral network like Marijuana Doctors to save time and money.
Applicants must see an approved medical cannabis physician before registering online via the patient portal to start their registration with the state’s health department. Patients who apply through the state usually receive their cards within two weeks.
It’s natural for New Yorkers interested in unleashing the healing power of cannabis to have some questions about the state’s medical cannabis program. Here are some answers to the most common questions we receive.
With thousands of practicing medical cannabis qualified doctors, knowing who and where to go for a health and medical treatment recommendation is not easy. After all, there’s a bit of trial and error for applicants seeking to qualify with self-reported health symptoms. There are also the potential multiple appointments necessary to obtain a formal diagnosis.
Fortunately, New York covers all medical conditions that cause severe symptoms that interfere with daily living. Marijuana Doctors maintains an extensive database of highly qualified and knowledgeable medical physicians for New York residents to see online, at their convenience, to complete their evaluations to receive their medical recommendations.
Click here to use the Find a Doctor Locator to schedule an online appointment with a credible New York medical marijuana physician.
Medical marijuana recommendations are valid for 12 months from their date of issue in New York. We highly advise patients to start the renewal process at least 60 days before the expiration date on their cards to avoid treatment interruptions.
Patients may purchase up to 60 days’ worth of medicinal marijuana treatments. Certifying medical cannabis physicians are responsible for determining individual patient limits. Some patients may be prescribed lower dosage allotments based on their health needs and medical certifications.
Patients are allowed to purchase medical cannabis products in the following forms:
A caregiver is an authorized adult over the age of 21 who prepares, purchases, transports, and administers approved marijuana treatments to registered patients. New York allows caregivers to cater to up to four patients at any given time.
New York patients can visit any approved medical marijuana dispensary in the state to speak with an onsite cannapharmacist or budtender for medical marijuana product recommendations. Need to find the closest dispensary nearest you? Click here to use our New York Dispensary locator!
Now that cannabis is legalized in New York for medicinal purposes, there’s no better time to apply and experience the benefits for yourself. Contact Marijuana Doctors today!