NY Medical Marijuana​​ ​​
​Certifications Online

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Serving all of WNY and ​NY 
​Fax: 1-716-328-1494
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Frequently Ask Questions

What conditions make me eligible to obtain medical marijuana?

You are potentially eligible for medical marijuana if you have been diagnosed with one or more of the following severe debilitating or life threatening conditions: cancer, HIV infection or AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury with spasticity, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathy, Huntington's disease,post-traumatic stress disorder or chronic pain (as defined by 10 NYCRR §1004.2(a)(8)(xi)), or any condition for which an opioid could be prescribed (provided that the precise underlying condition is expressly stated on the patient’s certification). The severe debilitating or life threatening condition must also be accompanied by one or more of the following associated or complicating conditions: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, or severe or persistent muscle spasms, PTSD or opioid use disorder (only if enrolled in a treatment program certified pursuant to Article 32 of the Mental Hygiene Law). 
What is the first step to obtaining Medical Marijuana?

The first step is speaking with your treating practitioner about whether the medical use of marijuana is appropriate for your condition. If your practitioner determines it is an appropriate treatment for you and he or she is registered with the New York State Department of Health's
Medical Marijuana Program, he or she may issue you a certification for medical marijuana.

How Do I get My Medical Card after I have been Approved?

Once you possess a certification from a registered practitioner Registration System. You
can find detailed instructions on the registration process, including how to register on behalf of a minor or an individual who is otherwise incapable of consenting to medical treatment, by visiting:  https://my.ny.gov/

After your registration is processed, you will be issued a Registry Identification Card. Once you
have received your registry identification card, you may visit a dispensing facility to obtain
medical marijuana products. Dispensing facility locations can be found by clicking here:
Registered Organizations