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Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in NY

Book your appointment in 15 minutes and get certified in your state!

You're in Good Hands Here

Which is why we have over 20,000 certified patients!

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We're Reliable

All of our evaluations are risk-free. If you aren’t certified, we’ll refund

100% of your fee. 

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We're Quick

It can take as little as 15 minutes to book an appointment with a doctor in your state! 

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We're Efficient

We’ll help you complete your application with the state and guide you closely after your appointment to get you your medical card. 

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How to Get Your New York Medical Card

Book your Appointment

Schedule a virtual appointment with one of our certified New York professionals

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See the Doctor

Meet with your doctor online or over the phone to discuss your medical conditions. Bring any questions you have, our expert physicians are here to help.

Get Certified!

Receive your certification and a set of instructions via email. Submit your certification and application to the New York medical program. You’ll be sent a plastic patient card in a few business days!

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Why Choose Green Mind Physicians
for your Medical Card?

To qualify for a medical card in the state of New York, you need a physician’s written certification form. With our telemedicine portal, it has never been easier to qualify for your medical card. Simply make a convenient appointment to meet with one of our licensed New York medical card doctors online. At the end of your virtual visit, you get a completed Physician’s Certification and instructions on how to submit your application.

It’s easy to get access to medical card in New York with Green Mind. If you have your doctor’s note, you can get into a dispensary today!

Best of all, get approved or your money back!

Benefits of getting your New York Medical Card

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Save on medication. Being a medical card patient helps you save money in taxes. In New York the difference is substantial with savings often over 20%

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Improved access to products. Order online, and cut the line

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Almost any medical condition qualifies for medical card in New York

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Job security for users

Our Concierge Service

Don't like the paperwork? We got you covered.

We know certifying for a medical card online can be confusing and stressful. Let us do the work for you! We are available to answer your questions 24/7 via our website's chat box. We’ve helped hundreds of patients with their applications to the state after their doctor’s appointments. 

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FAQs on the New York Medical Card Program

Have questions about how to get a medical marijuanas card in NY? We’ve gathered answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about medical marijuana in New York. Don’t see your question? Check out our FAQs page.

    • Be a resident of the State of New York at the time of application and remain a resident during participation in the program

    • Have a qualifying debilitating medical condition

    • Have a signed physician certification  - thats us!

    • Be at least 18 years of age

    • Have a valid and unexpired New York state driver’s license or state-issued ID

    • Not be an active duty law enforcement officer, correctional officer, correctional probation officer, or firefighter

    • It’s just $125 for a New Patient Medical evaluation. If you would like us to take care of the paperwork for you, you can choose to use our concierge service, which costs an additional $50.

    • Renewals cost only $99!

    • There is a $50 initial certification fee with the State.

  • Importantly, New York is a discretionary state. Doctors can allow access to card for almost any medical condition. Here is a complete list from the New York state website:

    • Any medical condition, at the discretion of your health care provider

    • Cancer, 

    • HIV infection or AIDS

    • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

    • Parkinson’s disease

    • multiple sclerosis

    • spinal cord injury with spasticity

    • epilepsy

    • inflammatory bowel disease

    • neuropathy

    • Huntington’s disease

    • post-traumatic stress disorder

    • pain that degrades health and functional capability as an alternative to opioid use

    • substance use disorder

    • Alzheimer’s

    • muscular dystrophy

    • dystonia

    • rheumatoid arthritis

    • autism

  • No. Only certified patients with a New York State registry identification card may purchase approved medical cannabis products in New York State

    • In New York, any certified MMJ patient can designate up to five caregivers to help them with purchasing and administering medicine. A person can be designated as a caregiver if they are 21 or older, are a resident of New York, and are not the medical practitioner that certified the patient.

    • A caregiver can register with New York once the patient’s application is approved by the state. A caregiver is not allowed to assume their duties until they receive their approval and Registry ID card from the state.

  • While New York has its own medical marijuana program, some states do recognize out-of-state medical cards. However, it's important to note that each state has its own set of qualifying conditions and regulations around medical and recreational cannabis. In certain states, you might need to apply for a local medical card to purchase medical cannabis from a dispensary. Always check the specific medical marijuana laws of the state you're visiting.

  • Your New York medical marijuana card is valid for one year and must be renewed annually. 

  • In New York, the types of medical marijuana products you can purchase include:

    • Flower: This is the most traditional form of cannabis, which includes the dried buds of the plant that are smoked or vaporized.

    • Concentrates: These are potent forms of cannabis made by extracting THC and other cannabinoids. Concentrates come in various forms like wax, shatter, and oil. 

    • Edibles: Cannabis-infused food products, such as cookies, brownies, gummies, or chocolates, offer an alternative to smoking or vaping. The effects of edibles take longer to kick in but can be more intense and longer-lasting.

    • Tinctures: These liquid cannabis extracts are typically administered under the tongue. They provide a smoke-free option and allow for precise dosing.

    • Topicals: These cannabis-infused lotions, balms, and oils can be applied directly to the skin for localized relief of pain, soreness, and inflammation.

    • Capsules: Similar to edibles, capsules are a smoke-free option that contains cannabis oil or dried cannabis in a digestible format.

    • Transdermal Patches: These patches are placed on the skin and deliver cannabis directly into the bloodstream over a prolonged period, providing consistent, long-term relief.

    • Vaporizers: Devices are used to heat cannabis flower or concentrates to a temperature that releases cannabinoids and terpenes in the form of vapor, without the harmful byproducts of smoke.

    The availability of these products can vary depending on the dispensary, and it's important to consult with your physician to understand what product and dosage is best for your specific medical condition. 

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