Medical Marijuana New York Frequently Asked Questions
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Is weed legal in New York?
Yes! The Empire State has legalized both medical and recreational marijuana over the years. This means that anyone with a medical card or who is at least 21 years of age can access cannabis in New York state.
How do I get a medical marijuana card in NY?
To get a New York medical marijuana card, you will have to meet with a certified physician registered with the Department of Health. Here, the doctor will determine whether or not you have a qualifying medical condition. If you do, you will then register with the MMP — the New York State Medical Marijuana Program.
After creating an account and getting approved, you’ll gain access to your temporary registration card. You can use this — along with your NY ID — to purchase MMJ until your permanent NY medical marijuanas card comes in the mail.
How does a medical marijuana card work?
A New York medical marijuana card is your access to medical cannabis in the state. You’ll use it to get into your favorite dispensaries and let the employers know you’re a medical patient. Often, medical patients get priority in lines, with prices, and even discounts.
Only people who have been diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition can get an MMJ card in New York.
Is marijuana legal for recreational use in New York?
Yes, New York legalized recreational marijuana in March 2021.
Does NY medicaid cover medical marijuana?
No, unfortunately, State Medicaid doesn’t cover a New York medical marijuana card. However, you may be able to get your patient evaluations and certifications reimbursed through your insurance.
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