Contact your practitioner to see if medical marijuana may help. Practitioners must be registered with DOH in order to issue you a certification.
Obtain Patient Certification
Obtain patient certification from a registered practitioner if appropriate for your condition.
Login in to https//my.ny.gov to create your account and complete a Health Application in the Medical Marijuana Management System. Your ID card will arrive in the mail in a few days after registration.
Designate a Caregiver
Patients can designate up to two caregivers when they register. Designated caregivers must then register by following the same process as the patient (steps 1, 2 & 3). An ID Card will arrive in the mail in a few days after registration.
Bring your ID card and written recommendation from your healthcare provider to any licensed dispensing facility of your choice in the state of New York. Visit
www.health.ny.gov for a list of licensed dispensaries in New York.