How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in New York?

It’s easy, private and 100% online – only pay if you're approved.
Register

Register online & provide basic information about yourself. Pay $129 for your consult.

Consultation

Talk with a New York practitioner online via Telehealth.

Authorization

Receive your medical authorization and visit a legal dispensary in New York.

Speak to a practitioner in New York to see if cannabis is right for you

PTSD
CANCER
IBS
CHRONIC PAIN
NEUROPATHY
OPIOID REPLACEMENT
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • HIV /AIDS
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Opioid use disorder (only if enrolled in a treatment program pursuant to article 32 of the mental hygiene law.)
  • Parkinson’s disease

ANY OF THE PREVIOUS CONDITIONS IS CLINICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH:

  • Cachexia/Wasting syndrome
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Severe or chronic pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasm
  • Seizures
  • Opioid use disorder (only if enrolled in a treatment program pursuant to article 32 of the mental hygiene law)

FAQ

Yes. Get an online Telehealth consultation with HelloMD in New York and get approved by a licensed practitioner to purchase medical marijuana in a legal dispensary. Once approved, you’ll register with the NY State Medical Marijuana Program for $50. After registering with the state, you’ll receive your medical card within days. A temporary registration ID will be given to you before receiving your physical card, which allows you to purchase immediately.

Once you receive an approval for medical marijuana from your HelloMD practitioner, you’ll need to register your HelloMD certification at my.ny.gov and apply to the NY State Medical Marijuana Program. Once you’re registered, you’ll receive your medical card in 10 business days.

To be approved for a New York medical marijuana card, you’ll need to have one of the qualifying health conditions. To date, the qualifying conditions are:

Associated or complicating conditions include:

  • A.L.S. (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) [A.K.A. Lou Gehrig’s disease]
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain (arthritis, migraine, fibromyalgia, back pain, neck pain, severe dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, etc)
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Epilepsy, seizure disorder
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Huntington’s disease
  • I.B.D. (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, I.B.S. (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), abdominal pain, gas, bloating, cramps, etc)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuropathy, radiculopathy, sciatica, pinched nerve, numbness, tingling
  • Opioid use disorder (must be in an Article 32 treatment program)
  • Opioid use disorder/substance use disorder
  • P.T.S.D. (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), anxiety, depression, insomnia, panic attacks, etc)
  • Pain that degrades health and functional capacity where the use of medical marijuana is an alternative to opioid use.
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Severe nausea
  • Severe or chronic pain resulting in substantial limitation of function
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms
  • Cachexia/wasting syndrome

For a limited time, it costs $129 to see a HelloMD practitioner online and receive your medical marijuana card. And there is a one-time $50 charge from state of New York to receive your official medical card. We accept all major credit cards and if you’re not approved, you don’t pay.

A New York state licensed doctor or nurse can approve you for a medical marijuana certification. On HelloMD, licensed practitioners provide Telehealth consultations. It’s fast, easy and private and for a limited time costs only $129. If you’re not approved, you don’t pay.

A typical consult takes between 15-30 minutes. Please be prepared to have your consult in a private, well-lit space, away from distraction. Your practitioner will also want to discuss any medications you may be on and your prior medical history.

Yes. Our practitioners will guide you in determining if cannabis is the right for you. From the privacy of your own home or office, ask all of your cannabis questions and be sure you’re getting sound medical advice.

First, you need to have a consultation with a licensed practitioner to get approved for your medical marijuana certification. This is fast and easy in New York, when you have an online Telehealth consultation with HelloMD. After you’re approved, it takes a few minutes to register with the NY State Medical Marijuana Program. Once you register with the state, you’ll receive a temporary card and can purchase legal medical marijuana immediately.

Yes. After you register your HelloMD certification, your application needs to be approved by the state. You’ll need to register your approval certification with the NY State Medical Marijuana Program for $50. Once approved, you will receive a temporary card number which can be used to purchase medical cannabis.

Unfortunately, New York dispensaries are only permitted to serve patients who have a current New York medical marijuana card.

Yes, most Patient Certifications do expire. Patient certifications usually expire one year from the date the doctor signs them. However, many practitioners may specify an earlier expiration date. Pay close attention to the expiration date on your patient certification. If a patient is terminally ill (as certified by their practitioner), the certification does not expire.

After the patient certification has expired, the patient is required to obtain a new patient certification from his or her practitioner and get a new Medical Marijuana card from the NY State Department of Health. If a registered patient renews his or her patient certification and application before their card expires, the card would not expire but would instead be linked to the new patient certification form.

Yes, HelloMD can help you renew your medical marijuana certificate and card. If you’re a returning patient, all your information is stored in our HIPAA- compliant platform, and the process is quick and easy. If you are not already a HelloMD patient, click here to create an account and complete your renewal.

Once you’ve received your temporary card number or your physical medical cannabis card, you can purchase medical cannabis from a licensed dispensary. It’s easy to find a state-approved dispensary in your area, many of which offer home delivery. If you visit a physical location, dispensaries statewide have instituted COVID-19 safety protocols.

The pharmacist must make sure the patient possesses no more than 30 days supply at a time for each recommendation. Unlike other controlled substance prescriptions, Patients can purchase less than 30 days supply at a time.

Registered organizations may only manufacture medical cannabis products in forms approved by the Office of Cannabis Management of NY. Some examples of medical cannabis products that are available are vape cartridge/pen, capsule/tablets, tincture, oral spray, oral powder, lozenges, metered ground plant preparation for vaporization, whole flower cannabis for vaporization and transdermal patches.

The patient’s certifying practitioner will include any limitations on the use of approved medical cannabis on the certification. If a practitioner has a recommendation regarding dosage, it should also be included on the certification. The total amount of product that may be dispensed may not exceed a sixty-day supply.

The only way to access legal medical marijuana in New York is to have a medical marijuana card. This is fast and easy with the online Telehealth service HelloMD. Soon, having your medical marijuana card will also allow you to grow marijuana at home-with certain limitations, paying lower costs, different age limitations and the ability to purchase higher quantities. When recreational cannabis dispensaries open in New York state a medical card will also most likely result in paying less in tax.

We have been helping patients understand and make the most of medical cannabis since 2015 throughout the United States and Canada. We have been rated #1 on Trust Pilot, and our Customer Service team is always here to support you through every step of the process.

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