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How getting a medical marijuana card works for New York residents.

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    Sign Up

    The very first step is to create your NYMarijuanaCard account. We only need your basic information and your current medical status overview. You’ll be able to sign up for your account within 5 minutes.

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    Meet Your Provider

    As soon as your account is live, we will connect you with a state-licensed medical practitioner to book your appointment. This will hardly take 10 minutes and you’ll be able to decide the date and time of your appointment.

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    Get Your Certification

    Make sure to be available on the specified date and time of your appointment so the medical practitioner can evaluate you for a medical marijuana recommendation. As soon as your doctor approves you, you’ll receive your medical marijuana certification.

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    Use It at New York Dispensaries

    Don’t worry, your doctor will be submitting your medical marijuana certification to the New York medical marijuana program on your behalf. You can start purchasing medical cannabis with the issued medical marijuana certificate.

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See a detailed step-by-step explainer on all the New York medical card requirements.

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Benefits of Getting a Card

Wondering how a New York medical marijuanas card can transform your medical cannabis experience?

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Are There Any State-Specific Steps To Follow To Apply For A New York Medical Marijuana Card?

The state of New York focuses on introducing reforms that allow more and more patients to apply for a medical marijuana card with great ease. This is shown in the state-specific steps you must follow to apply for your New York medical marijuana card.

  1. Book your medical marijuana evaluation appointment.
  2. Get your medical marijuana certification from your doctor.
  3. Your doctor will submit your medical marijuana certificate on your behalf.
  4. Start using your New York medical marijuana card to purchase cannabis from state-licensed dispensaries.
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NY medical card patients save more as compared to others. Get your money back if not approved.

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Qualifying Conditions

You no longer need to have certain medical conditions to get approved for a New York medical marijuana card.

Instead, it’s up to your healthcare provider to decide if medicinal cannabis has the potential to help you live a better, healthier life. Visit our medical conditions pages to see a wide range of conditions that the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids in cannabis may help improve.

Trusted, Top-Notch Care For Every Patient

As as soon as you sign up with us, we are going to match you with a state-certified medical practitioner for your medical marijuana evaluation. All of our doctors are trusted veterans with a core focus on prescribing what’s right for you in the long term.

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What You Need to Know

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    As a general law, the patient must be 18 years or older to independently apply for a New York medical marijuana card.

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    Patients who are not yet 18 will be considered minors and are eligible to apply for a medical marijuana certification as long as they are accompanied by a designated caregiver.

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    Caregivers must be 21 years or older and have been designated by a registered patient. They are also required to submit proof of their identity and residence within the state of New York.

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Documents You Need To Apply For A Medical Marijuana Card In New York

You’ll need to provide the following to apply for a New York medical marijuana card:

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    Your doctor will be submitting your medical marijuana recommendation directly to the state on your behalf. As soon as the document is approved, you’ll receive your medical marijuana certificate through us.

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    You also need to provide proof of your identity such as a copy of your NY driver’s license, NY state ID, or NY photo ID.

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    The state also requires you to submit proof of your residence within the state of New York such as a copy of your utility bills, property taxes, mortgage agreement, medical bills, or voter registration card, etc.

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What To Expect After Approval?

As soon as your medical marijuana recommendation is approved by your doctor, they will directly upload a copy of your recommendation to the New York medical marijuana program website on your behalf. As the state doesn’t issue plastic IDs anymore, you’ll receive a copy of your medical marijuana certificate from us as soon as the state accepts your application. Now, you can use this certificate to purchase medical cannabis from state-licensed dispensaries.

When Should I Renew My NY MMJ Card?

According to the updated state regulations, the process of applying for a card renewal is similar to that of applying for a medical marijuana card for the very first time. However, if your card was issued prior to March 20, 2023, you’ll still need to register yourself with the state for card renewal.

Key Highlights Of Medical Marijuana Laws In New York
  • The medical marijuana card allows patients to possess up to 60 days' worth of medical cannabis supply
  • Medical marijuana can now be legally smoked within the state.
  • Patients can now use products made from any part of the cannabis flower.
  • You can now apply for a special research license allowing people to produce, purchase, process, and possess marijuana for research purposes.
  • Minors and people who need additional care can only apply for a medical marijuana card with up to 5 designated caregivers.

Can I Apply As A Caregiver?

To apply as a designated medical cannabis caregiver, you must be 21 or older and have been nominated by a registered patient as a designated caregiver. The patient must designate the caregiver through their personal account before the caregivers can register themselves with the MCDMS. An individual can act as a designated caregiver for up to 4 patients.


Unfortunately, the state of New York doesn’t offer medical marijuana reciprocity to medical marijuana card holders from other US states. However, individuals who are 21 or older can purchase recreational cannabis within the state.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it necessary to get a medical marijuana card in New York?
    Yes, if you are planning to use cannabis for your health, it’s important to get an MMJ card in New York. It gives you the legal right to access cannabis from state-certified dispensaries and helps you avoid any unnecessary hassle from the cops. You get the legal protection to use and possess cannabis in the state.
  • How to find the right cannabis clinic?
    In order to find the right cannabis clinic, just follow these steps: Do some research to find which are the top clinics in your area. Pay attention to the ratings and reviews as they give you a better idea of the clinic’s expertise. Have a look at the clinic’s certifications because it just helps in making the clinic trustworthy and genuine. Just visit their website to check or contact them directly to verify. Make a list of different clinics and do a thorough comparison to check which is the best bet. Check their experience and reputation as important parameters to make the final choice.
  • How to qualify for medical marijuana?
    You need to apply for a medical cannabis evaluation first and have a word with our doctors. They analyze and screen your health to check if you have a qualifying medical condition that can be managed with the help of cannabis. Upon the doctor’s approval, you get the green light to access medical marijuana.
  • How long does it take to get a cannabis card?
    In general, when you apply for a card, you get the certification from us with minutes. It is then forwarded to the state government registry that verifies your details and gives a temporary card that’s valid for 30 days. The permanent card arrives within 3-15 days.
  • What happens if I don’t qualify?
    At our clinic, we only charge you if you have a qualifying medical condition. If you don’t qualify, we refund the full amount without any delay. All our patients are covered through a 100% moneyback guarantee. So, rest assured as your money is in safe hands.
  • Are all dispensaries in the New York state-certified?
    No, they are not! Since the online platform is gaining traction these days, there are a lot of fake operators in the market. So, always verify the authenticity of the dispensary by doing some research and checking their certifications before you proceed to buy.
  • Can I get marijuana card without a valid ID?
    In order to your cannabis card, you need to have a valid New York ID card. This helps us and the authorities to verify your status a legal resident of the New York state. If you don’t have an ID, you won’t be able to get your MMJ card.
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