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 NY DOH 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 NY DOH for a list of licensed dispensaries in New York.

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