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If you live in Buffalo, N.Y., or the surrounding areas in Erie County, relief from your painful symptoms is nearby. Marijuana is legal for medicinal purposes in the state of New York for those with qualifying conditions.
Although strictly legislated by the state, the steps to take to receive your medical marijuana card are quite simple:
Medical marijuana has been shown to improve the symptoms associated with many debilitating conditions. The state wants to ensure that patients with these receive the relief they need.
These include patients suffering from degenerative and painful conditions like:
The New York Department of Health only allows registered physicians to provide medical marijuana certifications. If your doctor isn’t registered with the state, you’ll need to find one who is.
Don’t be nervous about meeting with a new doctor. It’s important to create a good working relationship with them, as they’ll probably be who you return to for your yearly medical marijuana recertification.
At your appointment, expect the following:
Upstate New York has many excellent physicians registered with the state to certify medical marijuana use.
The Department of Health has a full list of doctors registered with the state on their website. You can find practices right in Buffalo or other locations in Erie County. Please note that these are only the doctors who have approved appearing on the website’s public list.
If you’re finding it difficult to locate a doctor, you could also take advantage of the telemedicine option. Using online video conferencing, you can have a real appointment with a qualified medical practitioner.
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