5 Requirements for Patient Access

  • STEP 1

    Contact Your health care provider

    Contact your practitioner to see if Medical Cannabis may help. Practitioners must be registered with DOH in order to issue you a certification.

  • STEP 2

    ObtainPatient Certification

    Obtain patient certification from a registered practitioner if appropriate for your condition.

  • STEP 3

    Register Online

    Login in to https// to create your account and complete a Health Application in the Medical Cannabis Management System. Your ID card will arrive in the mail in a few days after registration.

  • STEP 4

    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

  • STEP 5

    Purchase Product

    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 for a list of licensed dispensaries in New York.

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