Getting Your Medical Marijuana ID Card in New York
For adults interested in using medical marijuana for health conditions, the team at HelloMD is here to help you through the process. In this article, you’ll learn about the current status of medical cannabis in New York State, who is eligible for the card, how much it costs, and how to access legal medical marijuana. The process can seem confusing at first, and we assume you’ve got questions – we have answers.
Legislation allowing the use of cannabis for medical purposes was approved in New York State in 2014. At the time, the product selection was limited to cannabis-infused, non-smokable products. However, whole and dried-flower was recently added to approved consumption methods.
The new legislation also allows patients to grow up to six plants at home. Patients with a medical marijuana card can shop in legal dispensaries and may possess up to a 60-day supply of cannabis. As of Jan 2022, there were over 150K patients registered in the Medical Cannabis Program in New York State, according to the Office of Cannabis Management.
But who is eligible for the medical marijuana card? If you’re 21 years of age or older, live in New York State, and have a qualifying medical condition, you may be eligible for a medical cannabis card or weed card. Your medical card gives you access to legal medical marijuana products through storefront dispensaries or online.
See all qualifying conditions in New York state on our website.
Common questions about getting your Medical Cannabis Card in New York:
How Much Will It Cost to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in New York?
There are two fees to get a medical marijuana card in New York. The first cost is to see a licensed practitioner to receive approval for medical certification. At HelloMD, our online Telehealth service, the cost is USD $129. HelloMD only charges your credit card if you’re approved.
The second cost is a one-time USD $50 charge from the state of New York to register for your card.
Am I Required to Register with New York to Receive My Medical Marijuana Card?
After becoming approved and certified by your HelloMD practitioner, you will need to register online at my.ny.gov and apply to the NY State Medical Marijuana Program. You should receive your medical card within 10 business days. Before you receive your card you will have a temporary ID number so you can purchase cannabis from legal dispensaries.
Why Should I Choose HelloMD for My MMJ Card in New York?
The HelloMD Customer Service team and our practitioners have been helping patients understand how to successfully use medical cannabis since 2015. HelloMD has been rated #1 on TrustPilot, a consumer review platform for years.
How to Get a Medical Marijuana Certification with HelloMD
HelloMD has helped over 100,000 patients to connect with a practitioner and get the sound advice they need. The service is easy, private and 100% online. Follow these 3 simple steps!
Step 1: Register online. This takes less than 5 minutes and we are here to help when you need it.
Step 2: Schedule a convenient time to meet with a practitioner online from your computer or smartphone.
Step 3: Get advice and certification from a practitioner.
Once your application has been registered and approved, you or your designated caregivers can then access cannabis at legal dispensaries throughout the state. Speak to a practitioner in New York to see if cannabis is right for you. HelloMD offers online Telehealth appointments with knowledgeable, licensed practitioners. Get your medical card today.
Will I Receive Advice from my HelloMD Practitioner?
Yes, absolutely. Our friendly and knowledgeable licensed practitioners will guide you through the entire process and are happy to answer any of your medical cannabis questions. All from the privacy of your home. And yes, Telehealth for medical marijuana certification is legal in the state of New York.
Get Your Medical Document & Purchase Medical Cannabis
It’s easy to get your medical document with the online Telehealth service HelloMD. Register, pay, and receive an online medical consultation with a licensed practitioner and start purchasing medical cannabis today.