medical marijuana

If you live in New York, you can apply for a medical marijuana card if you need to use it to live a more full and productive life. Once you have your card, you can work with a dispensary to get the medicine you need. Unlike in other states, New York allows you to make your initial appointment with the dispensary online, adding a bit of convenience to the process. Keep reading to learn more about making an appointment with a New York state medical marijuana dispensary.

Qualifying for a Medical Marijuana Card in New York

Before you can get a medical marijuana card, it is essential that you meet all of the following qualifying conditions:

  • Be at least 18 years old or a minor with an adult caregiver.
  • Be a legal resident of New York.
  • You have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition.
  • A certified practitioner can guarantee that you are being treated for a qualifying condition.


Finding a Registered Practitioner

You have found Medwell Health and Wellness Centers, our team specializes in Medical Marijuana Certifications.

Qualifying Conditions

Not every medical condition qualifies a patient for the use of medical marijuana. Here are some of the common medical conditions that are eligible for medical marijuana use:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
  • Chronic pain.
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS).
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
  • Huntington’s disease.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Post-traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD).

For a more complete list of qualifying conditions, click here.

Completing the Online Application

If you meet the qualifying conditions, you can then fill out the online application. To complete the application, you need to following information:

  • Practitioner certification form.
  • Any applicable fees.
  • Your New York state driver’s license or non-driver ID card number.
  • Information about your certified caregiver.
  • Caregiver card fee.


Once You have Your Medical Marijuana Card

Once you have your medical marijuana card from the state, you can make an appointment with a dispensary. Be sure to bring your medical marijuana ID card as well as a state-issued ID card with you to this visit. During your visit, you will work with a patient care representative to complete your intake form. Once the intake is complete, you can receive up to a 30-day supply of medical marijuana. Please be aware that due to federal banking regulations, dispensaries cannot accept credit cards for medical marijuana payments. Please bring cash or a debit card to make your payment.