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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in New York: Your Step-by-Step Process
Getting your New York medical marijuana card online has never been easier than with Elevate Holistics. Our three-step process is straightforward, quick, and 100% online — you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your couch.
Below, we’re walking you through the three steps to take in order to get your New York medical marijuana card online or in person.
Meet With an MMJ Doctor (Like Us!)
The first step to getting your New York medical marijuana card is to find a doctor who can determine whether or not you meet the requirements for a medical marijuana prescription. Don’t know where to begin? We do!
Elevate Holistics has a team of certified MMJ doctors who can help you get your NY MMJ card over the phone or computer. Our doctors have been working with NY medical marijuana patients for years, and they offer the expertise you need to get your card effortlessly.
Once you book an appointment, you will have your telehealth appointment to see whether or not you qualify.
Get Approved and Register With the State
If the doctor determines that you are eligible, the next step to get your New York medical marijuana card is to go to my.ny.gov and create an account.
You can then go to the “Health Applications” section, where you will upload your certification and answer some questions about yourself. If you need a caregiver, you can designate up to 2 at any time during the process.
Get Your MMJ Card and Start Shopping!
Once you have been approved, the NY state government will issue you a temporary ID. Then, you’ll receive your official New York medical marijuana card in the mail and you can start shopping for MMJ at your local dispensaries.
New York Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions
Unlike most states, New York doesn’t have a list of qualifying conditions for MMJ.
Instead, you can get your NY MMJ card for any condition that is deemed “clinically appropriate” by your physician.
We are a team who believes in the medical benefits of cannabis; but, we’re also keenly aware that a large percentage of the population doesn’t know where to start on their cannabis journey. This is why we promise to treat every patient with respect, compassion, and love.
We’re all on our own journey and we promise to respect yours.
How Long Does It Take To Get a Card in New York?
After you’ve had your initial appointment and been approved by the state, you’re going to get your New York medical marijuana card in the mail about a week later. Many people find their card arrives within the 7-10 day window.
New York Medical Marijuana Doctors
Elevate Holistics is proud to have a team of qualified, expert marijuana doctors in New York who can help patients just like you get the support you need.
Our doctor’s appointments are always both 100% online and 100% HIPAA-compliant, keeping your safety and privacy our number one priority. These appointments tend to last less than 15 minutes, so there’s absolutely no disruption to your busy schedule.
During your appointment, you can ask your NY MMJ doctor any questions you may have about qualifying conditions, the process, or even New York medical cannabis as a whole.
And, don’t forget that Elevate Holistics has all the resources you need to get your canna-questions answered.
Can Minors Get Medical Cards in New York?
Yes, those who are under 18 years old can also get a New York medical marijuana card; however, they cannot do so on their own. They must have a caregiver (typical parent or legal guardian) register on their behalf, visit dispensaries, purchase products, and even administer the products themselves.
Right now, Elevate Holistics doesn’t offer minor appointments to New York residents.
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Learn About Your State
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- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Washington, DC
- West Virginia
- Fully Legal
- Medical and Decriminalized
- CBD with THC Only
- Fully Illegal
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, marijuana is legal for both recreational and medical use.
The state legalized medical marijuana in 2014, and New York dispensary sales started in 2016. Beginning in 2018, state lawmakers started pushing for legal recreational marijuana in New York. After years of debate and revision, a recreational New York legalization bill passed in 2021.
To get your New York medical marijuana card, you will have to provide proof of residency and your physician’s certification that you get from your MMJ doctor.
Recreational cannabis may be legal in New York, but having your medical card brings more benefits than people may realize. For example, having a NY MMJ card will save you money at dispensaries, as you will only have to pay a 7% tax versus the 13% that recreational buyers are subject to.
In New York, you only have to pay the price of your doctor’s visit; there is no state fee!
At Elevate Holistics, you can book an appointment for just $130 (or discounted if you’re on Medicare or are a veteran).
Yes, you can be a medical marijuana caregiver in New York as long as you’re an adult and are not currently a caregiver to more than four people.
You can possess up to three ounces of cannabis and 24 grams of concentrate in New York.
You can click here to learn more about the marijuana laws in New York state.
Yes, medical marijuana patients in New York are now permitted to grow up to six marijuana plants in their homes.
Unfortunately, current New York weed laws do not allow for medical marijuana reciprocity, which means that you cannot use an out-of-state medical card.
Of course! Click here to view a list of the many dispensaries across the Big Apple.