How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card NY
You can apply for a New York medical marijuana card online in a few easy steps. Simply, register with us and you can easily book an online consultation with a licensed doctor. Our team here at QuickMedCards is here to help you get your certification today.
If the doctor doesn’t approve you, we will give your money back, guaranteed.
We offer the lowest Price In the State and the Fastest Service because we believe in putting patients before profit.
Speak with our licensed doctor
All of our doctors are licensed in-state to legally certify patients for Medical Marijuana. The online consultation only takes 10 minutes.
Once you get approved by our doctor, you will receive your Signed Certification available for instant PDF download.
Receive your Medical Marijuana Card
After you register as a patient with the NY Department of Health, you will receive your NY Medical Marijuana Card in the mail within 14 days.
Benefits of QuickMedCards
What You Receive
1 Year MMJ Recommendation
24/7 Dispensary Verification
Instant PDF Download
Includes State Paperwork Fee
Our prices include the State Paperwork Fee that other providers usually charge for separately. Other fees that a patient must pay directly to the government must be paid by the patient.
Money back guarantee
Don’t worry about whether you’ll be approved for a medical card. We’ll issue a refund if you are not approved.
Medical Marijuana Program
How we help people get Medical Marijuana in New York
1. Fast and convenient service
Speed and convenience are a priority for us. From no paperwork to short appointment wait times. At QuickMedCards we strive to make your experience as quick and easy as possible.
2. Lowest price in the state of New York
We pride ourselves on putting our patients before profit. Therefore, you can expect value for your money.
3. Licensed medical marijuana doctors in NY
Looking for a qualified doctor to recommend cannabis use should be easy. That is why our licensed doctors are available to you online. Brimming with knowledge and compassion.
4. Outstanding customer support
Our reviews speak of our attention to detail and excellence in customer processing. Importantly, we are always ready to help make the process as smooth as possible.
5. Get approved or get a refund
We are rooting for you to get approved. However, if you do not receive your marijuana card you expect a refund from us.
How to get a NY Medical Marijuana Card Online
Before you get started, note that there are a few requirements for patients in NY. Therefore, be sure to take a quick look at the Medical Marijuana Program rules and Qualifying Conditions for a medical card in NY to find out if you’re a suitable candidate.
Remember, only a licensed medical marijuana doctor may give you a certification for medical marijuana. We can help you schedule an appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor today.
1. Sign up at QuickMedCards
Firstly, you need to fill out our short questionnaire form. This will only take a few minutes Then, we will ask you to upload your government-issued ID. For example, your NY ID or Driver’s License. Lastly, you must upload your relevant medical records as well.
2. Book your Online Medical Marijuana Evaluation
Pick a time convenient for you and see a licensed doctor in New York. It only takes about 10 minutes for our doctor to certify you.
If you get approved by our doctor, you will receive a Signed Certification for Medical Marijuana treatment. Your documents will be available for instant PDF download to ensure you can complete your patient registry application immediately after your appointment.
3. Get your New York Medical Marijuana Card
After you’ve been approved by our licensed doctor, you’re ready to submit your application to the New York Department of Health for a Medical Marijuana ID Card. The NY Medical Marijuana Card is your Registry license.
After you register as a patient with the NY Department of Health, you will receive your NY Medical marijuana card (registry ID) in the mail usually within 14 days. You can use this card to purchase medical cannabis from a Dispensary in New York.
New York - Qualifying Conditions
Are you looking for medical marijuana doctors in NY who are accepting new patients? You may be eligible if you have already been diagnosed with, or believe you suffer from any of the life-threatening, debilitating, or otherwise severe conditions listed below.
Are you unsure about your medical condition?
We are here to help. Our medical marijuana doctors can help you figure out if cannabis treatment is the best solution for your health and well-being. and answer any questions you might have.
You may be eligible for medical marijuana if you have been diagnosed with one or more of the following severe debilitating or life-threatening conditions:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Chronic pain
- Huntington’s disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder (PTSD)
- Spinal cord injury (with spasticity)
The severe debilitating or life-threatening condition must also be accompanied by one or more of the following associated or complicating conditions:
- Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
- Severe or chronic pain
- Severe nausea
- Seizures (or severe/persistent muscle spasms)
- Opioid use disorder
Requirements & Patient Eligibility
Before you book your appointment with our licensed doctors, you should take note of the following requirements:
- You must be eighteen (18) years or older in order to apply.
* Any patient who is younger than eighteen (18) years of age at the time of application is required to have a designated and registered ‘Approved Caregiver’ applying on their behalf.
- You must be a resident in the state of New York with valid proof of residency.
* Proof of residency can be either in the form of a state-issued ID card or a New York State Driver’s License.
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What documents do I need to submit?
When you fill out the New York DOP Patient Application, you will be asked to submit the following documents:
- A clear, colored, full-face photograph submitted in digital format.
- Your Physician Recommendation (dated within 30 days of application submission)
- Proof of residency in New York (digital, color copy of one of the following):
- State-approved New York driver’s license
- New York identification card
- New York-voter identification card
- A utility bill for the calendar month preceding the date of application, excluding data carrier/mobile network and internet/broadband bills
- A residential property deed to a property in the State of New York
- A valid rental agreement for a residential property located in the State of New York
- Proof of identity (digital, color copy of one of the following):
- NY driver’s license
- NY identification card
- U.S. passport or other forms of photo identification issued by the U.S. government.
How do I submit an Application?
1. Get Certified
After you have received your certification from our medical marijuana doctor, you must submit an online application to the New York Department of Health Patient Registry.
2. Register as a patient
You must sign up for an account at my.ny.gov.
Designated caregivers must also register with the New York State Department of Health.
* A patient can designate up to two (2) designated caregivers.
Please note – the State application fee is currently waived in New York, pursuant to the Compassionate Care Act.
3. Receive Your Medical Marijuana ID
When patients are approved, they will get a temporary Registry ID card which they can use along with a state-issued ID to purchase approved medical marijuana products. The temporary card will be issued through your my.ny.gov account.
The Medical MMJ ID card will be sent through the mail to the address listed in the application. It will approximately take 7 business days for the physical card to be received in the mail.
How to renew your Medical Marijuana card
Please note – Your medical MMJ recommendation is only valid for 1 year. After that time, you will need to be re-evaluated by one of our licensed medical MMJ doctors. However, you don’t have to worry about your license expiring. When it’s time to renew your license, You’ll receive an email from us before your patient certification and ID card expires.
Important – If you are a caregiver, your Registry ID is only valid for the same period as your patient’s medical MMJ card. When your patient’s card expires, they will need to get a new certification from their doctor. After your patient has successfully renewed their med card, you will need to renew your registry card as well. You need to make sure that you have a valid Registry ID card when buying from a dispensary.
How to Renew:
1. Visit a Medical Marijuana Doctor
If you are a returning QuickMedCards patient, you can book a follow-up appointment to renew your certification.
If this is your first time using QuickMedCards, you need to complete our Patient Questionnaire form first.
2. Receive Your New Medical Marijuana Certification
Once you’re certified by our doctor, your new certification will be emailed to you. The new marijuana certification will have an issue date for the day after your original one expires.
New York Caregiver information
Some patients find it difficult to register themselves for the program, and may also be unable to visit a dispensary in person to purchase their medical MMJ. Should that be the case, you may want to designate one or two caregivers to assist you. The caregiver(s) will make sure you are able to obtain and correctly use the prescribed MMJ. If you wish to designate a caregiver, you must do so when you apply for your medical MMJ card. However, there are some specific requirements that a person must meet before they can become a caregiver.
- The person must be 21 years of age
- They must have a valid state-issued ID to prove NY residency.
- Your medical MMJ doctor cannot be your designated caregiver.
When the New York Department of Health approves the patient’s application, their caregiver(s) must register with as well. Caregiver(s) will receive a registry ID so that they may visit a dispensary on behalf of their patient. You can find instructions for Caregiver Registration here.
NY Medical Marijuana Laws
The New York medical MMJ program was initiated in 2014 when Governor Cuomo gave patients and caregivers legal protection under the Compassionate Care Act.
We know that when it comes to medical MMJ , state law and federal law can become a little confusing. What is important to remember, is that despite the New York regulations, MMJ is still classified as a Schedule I drug by the federal government. Because of this, doctors cannot prescribe medical MMJ to their patients in the traditional way.
As a result, patients can’t go to a regular pharmacy to get their prescribed medical MMJ . Instead, since the Compassionate Care Act was signed, registered patients have been able to access medical MMJ at registered organizations, more commonly known as dispensaries. These organizations have been regulated and licensed by the New York state to cultivate MMJ in order to provide medical MMJ to patients.
In addition, all patient must follow the state guidelines for possession, use, and cultivation.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does New York have medical cannabis?
Yes, medical cannabis also known as MMJ, weed or marijuana is available as treatment in New York State, for some patients. To find out if you’re a qualifying candidate, make sure you meet all the requirements as listed below:
- You must be a valid New York resident with a valid New York State-issued ID.
- You must have one of the qualifying conditions
- You need written certification from a healthcare practitioner licensed in the state of New York
- Register with the Medical MMJ program through the Department of Health’s online Patient Registration System
Is medical marijuana legal in new york city yet?
Yes, New York legalized medical MMJ in 2014 for the whole state, including NYC. That being said, there are still strict rules and regulations that have to be followed by patients, caregivers, and practitioners.
If you want to learn more about the medical MMJ laws and regulations then you should always go to The New York State Medical MMJ Program for the most accurate information.
Can I use a Marijuana Medical Card from another state?
No. New York does not accept out-of-state medical MMJ cards.
Do I qualify with chronic pain for medical marijuana in New York?
Yes, chronic pain is one of the qualifying conditions in New York, and medical marijuana is sometimes used to treat patients with chronic pain living in NY.
However, you should be aware that patients suffering from chronic pain will need to provide additional information when booking a consultation. You will be asked to give a copy of a letter from your physician that states you have unsuccessfully tried other treatment methods which have not worked such as prescription drugs or surgery. Your medical diagnosis must show that you have been suffering from your condition for 3 months or anticipate that it will last more than 3 months from when you were diagnosed.
You can fill out our patient questionnaire to get started now.
Can you get medical weed for anxiety & depression in New York?
No, unfortunately, anxiety and depression have not yet been recognized as qualifying conditions in the state of New York. If you have anxiety or depression in addition to one of the other qualifying conditions (NY) you should consult with a licensed cannabis doctor about treatment.
If your condition is not yet qualified for marijuana treatment in the state you should check the NY DOP for any changes to the list of approved conditions.
Can you get medical marijuana in New York for PTSD?
Yes, in severe cases patients suffering from PTSD have been recommended by our doctors for medical marijuana treatment. If you are a NY PTSD patient, note that your condition must also be accompanied by one or more of the following associated or complicating conditions:
- Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
- Severe or chronic pain
- Severe nausea
- Seizures (or severe or persistent muscle spasms)
- Opioid use disorder
How much does it cost to get certified for a med card?
It costs $139 for the doctor’s consultation and the signed certification is included in the fee.
Who can prescribe medical marijuana in NY?
Only licensed medical marijuana doctors in New York can evaluate you for an MMJ prescription for NY.
Our mission is to help people find excellent doctors and healthcare providers to talk with about getting certified for legal MMJ use within their state. Our Quick Med Cards MMJ doctors in New York are fully licensed and knowledgeable about MMJ treatment. We are here to answer questions you might have about medical marijuana use in New York.
To get started with this process, register here to book your appointment.
What happens if the provider rejects me?
In the rare instance that the provider believes that medical marijuana is not suitable for your condition, we will waive your consultation fee and refund your payment.
New York Medical Marijuana Patient Community
Recommendations from our patients
Sometimes our ailments can get in the way of us living the lives we want to live. New York is home to many of our medical MMJ patients who like to share their experiences. Many of our patients find that with their new treatment, they can enjoy the activities they used to with their family and friends. If you are new to medical MMJ, you might be wondering what are some of the best ways to relax after you take your medicine? Or perhaps you’re looking for fun activities to enjoy alongside the benefits of your new treatment. We have gathered the highlights recommended to us by some of our patients.
Destinations & activities
New York City – Whether you are a local New Yorker or just visiting, there are several popular tourist attractions worth seeing in the city. From the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
NYC also has a great deal of art and culture to offer at places like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art, or the Natural history museum.
For those of you who prefer to be outdoors, you could check out the High Line or Central Park for weekend activities. Here you can picnic in the park, row a boat in the lake, or hike through the Ramble.
Upstate New York
Albany – It is worth a visit to the capital city of New York state itself. You can tour the State Capitol building or see the New York State Museum. Or perhaps you prefer to spend the afternoon at the picturesque Lake George Village.
Hiking – you can immerse yourself in nature and trail through the Catskills. The practice of forest bathing, sometimes referred to as Nature therapy, is the simple method of surrounding yourself with nature. This method is a rejuvenating exercise that can help reduce stress and increase overall wellbeing.