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All medical marijuana in Albany, NY is strictly regulated by the state. New York state legislature determines the qualifications to purchase medical marijuana, where patients can purchase it and how much they can purchase at any given time.
If you have a debilitating condition and feel that the use of medical marijuana would improve your quality of life, there are a few steps you must take to be a registered medical marijuana patient in Albany:
New York strictly regulates the conditions that qualify patients for a medical marijuana card. All conditions must be clearly documented in your medical records. So far, the state has sanctioned the following conditions to be eligible:
If your primary care physician is not a certified medical marijuana physician with the DOH, you may need to find one who is. They will need your medical records, so be sure to contact your PCP to have all records relevant to your condition sent.
After examining you and looking at your records, the physician can certify your condition with the DOH and provide you with a certification document. They may also recommend your dosage.
To search for medical marijuana doctors in Albany and Albany County, be sure to check out the New York Department of Health’s database. Please note: Only doctors who give consent to be viewed publicly are listed here.
If you would prefer not to leave your home, online medical evaluations are available through Albany Online MMJ Evaluations. Using live video conferencing, you can meet with a doctor from the privacy of your own home.