Pending States

New York Medical Marijuana Qualifications

Who Qualifies for Medicinal Marijuana in New York

Sill pending legislative vote the state of New York has outlined several key factors for the medical marijuana program in New York but it has not been officially enacted.

A qualifying New York marijuana patient shall not be subject to arrest or prosecution, penalized in any manner, including, but not limited to, being subject to any civil penalty, or denied any right or privilege, including, but not limited to, being subject to any disciplinary action by a professional licensing board, for the palliative use of marijuana in New York.

How To Become A Medical Marijuana Patient In New York

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age
  2. Must be a resident in the state of New York with proof of residency
  3. The qualifying patient has been diagnosed by a physician as having a debilitating medical condition and has obtained medical records showing the diagnosis of that condition.
  4. Once your physician has registered you with the DHSS as a qualifying patient, you must obtain a Medical Marijuana card from the state of New York.

New York Qualifying Marijuana Patient Conditions

The patient has a serious condition, which shall be specified in the patient's health care record

The patient is under the practitioner's care for the serious condition; and in the practitioner's professional opinion, the patient is likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the primary or adjunctive treatment with medical use of marihuana for the serious condition.