Medical Marijuana Card

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Your medical professional will approve you for the State of New York medical marijuana program.

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Benefits of having a New York Medical Marijuana Card

Required for everyone

New York requires a licensed medical professional to certify you for medical marijuana.

Access to Better Products

Enjoy all-access privilege to marijuana products. Patients have exclusive access to higher doses.

Tax Savings and more

Medical Marijuana States and dispensaries offer up to 25% savings to patients with a card.

Dispensary Access

Gain access to all the dispensaries in New York to get the treatment you need.

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Meet one of your licensed New York medical professionals

Medical Marijuana Doctor
DNP APRN FNP-BC NY License: 1962595025

Dr. Noreen Mulvanerty

Noreen has over thirty years of emergency medicine, urgent care, oncology, and primary health care experience. In addition, she understands the benefits of medical marijuana, and will be happy to share her knowledge during your medical marijuana evaluation. Upon approval of a medical marijuana recommendation, Noreen will confirm your patient status with the State of New York. From there you will have access to all medical marijuana New York dispensaries.

She earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Georgetown University and her post graduate certificate from the New York College of Health Professions in herbal medicine, nutrition, & AMMA® Therapy - a Chinese healing modality and apprenticed with world renowned Herbalist Susan Weed.

How to get your medical marijuana card in New York

In order to get a registry identification card (medical marijuana card) through the New York State’s Medical Marijuana Program, you must go through the following steps:

  1. Medical marijuana recommendations, or as they are called in New York “patient certifications” are required to obtain medical marijuana. Sign up on where you can connect with a licensed medical practitioner, if you are 18 years old or older, to see if medical cannabis is right for you. All medical practitioners are fully licensed and registered with the New York Department of Health.
  1. Obtain your patient certification from your medical practitioner. To qualify for medical cannabis and obtain your patient certification, you must have a qualifying condition. Qualifying conditions include chronic pain, PTSD, epilepsy, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, HIV infection or AIDS, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease, neuropathy, spinal cord injury with spasticity, Huntington's disease, pain that degrades health and functional capability as an alternative to opioid use or substance use disorder. The qualifying condition must also be accompanied by at least one of the following conditions: severe nausea, cachexia or wasting syndrome, seizures, severe or chronic pain, PTSD, severe or persistent muscle spasms, opioid use disorder.
  1. After you are certified, you must create an account at and register. Patients are able to designate a maximum of two caregivers. If a patient would like to designate caregivers, the caregivers will also have to register.
  1. Once your registration has been approved, you will have access to your temporary registry ID card in your account. With your temporary registry ID card AND a government issued ID card, you will be able to purchase cannabis from a registered organization's dispensing facility (marijuana dispensary) in New York State.
  1. Your official patient or caregiver registry ID card will come in the mail in approximately seven business days.

The New York Compassionate Care Act (S7923) was signed into law in July 7, 2014 by Govenor Andrew Cuomo. The Compassionate Care Act (CCA) regulates the manufacture, sale, and use of medical marijuana (MMJ) in New York State (NYS), which is designed to “strike the right balance between potentially relieving the pain and suffering of those in desperate need of a treatment and protecting the public against risks to its health and safety.” The New York State Medical Marijuana Program took 18 months to rollout and dispensaries opened their doors January 7th, 2016.

Only certified physicians, nurse practitioners and physicians assistants (under the supervision of certified physicians) can recommend medical marijuana in the State of New York. In order to be certified the physicians, nurse practioners and physician’s assistants must be in good standing to practice in the State of New York and must be qualified to treat the qualifying condition. Certified practioners must also complete a four hour course administered by the New York Department of Health and register with the New York Department of Health as a course accredited physician who is qualified to certify patients for medical marijuana.

A patient must register with the State of New York Department of Health in order to participate in the medical marijuana program. For information on how to register please read out HOW TO GET YOUR MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD IN NEW YORK section above.

Each certified patient is allowed to have up to a 30-day supply as determined by registered practitioner, but in the last 7 days of each 30-day period, certified patient or designated caregiver may have the next 30-day supply. The State of New York explicitly excludes edibles and smoking as a delivery method and all prices of cannabis products are set by the Commissioner of the New York Department of Health.

Marijuana and Health

Below are examples of some of the New York qualfied conditions that cannabis has been known to treat effectively.

Chronic Pain Chronic Pain Cannabis has been linked to providing moderate relief of chronic pain symptoms.
Sleep Disorder Sleep Disorder Studies show that THC helps promote sleep by activating the endocannabinoid system`s receptors.
Anxiety Anxiety Consumed in controlled doses, cannabis can alleviate anxiety and calm users down.
Lack of Appetite Lack of Appetite THC, the main active ingredient in cannabis, has been linked to stimulating appetite.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to demonstrate your identity and New York State residency by providing your New York driver's license or ID. If you don't have a New York driver’s license or ID you can provide a copy of a government issued identification card that contains your name and New York State address, a copy of a utility bill or the like which was issued within the previous two months, a copy of a current lease or similar document indicating residency in New York

Yes, you can register as a temporary patient. You will be required to provide a copy of a state or government issued identification card that contains the applicant’s name and permanent address, proof of temporary residence in New York State such as a rental agreement or utility bill (not a cell phone bill). The temporary certification will only be valid for the length of your stay.

Yes, patients should consider scheduling their re-certification evaluation a couple weeks before their current ID expires.

No, patients must first be certified by a registered practitioner.

Certified Patients or Designated Caregivers can receive up to a 30-day supply of medical marijuana products pursuant to recommendations and limitations made by the licensed Practitioner. Registered Organizations can sell up to a thirty-day supply of cannabis to a certified patient or designated caregiver.

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