New York has stopped issuing medical marijuana cards to eligible patients. From March 20, 2023, medical cannabis patients in New York City only require medical marijuana certifications and valid government-issued identification cards to purchase cannabis for medical purposes.
New York stopped issuing medical marijuana registry cards on March 20, 2023. Consequently, New York City residents with qualifying medical conditions for medical cannabis only need to obtain certifications containing their registry identification numbers from healthcare providers. New York State permits physicians, podiatrists, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and midwives to certify eligible persons for medical marijuana in person or via telemedicine. However, such healthcare providers must be registered and licensed by the state to prescribe controlled substances to humans. Also, they must complete at least a 2-hour course to be qualified to issue medical marijuana certifications.
The New York Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) no longer issues medical marijuana cards to qualifying medical marijuana patients. Eligible medical marijuana patients residing in New York City only need to visit qualified healthcare providers and obtain certifications for medical cannabis use. The healthcare providers will issue medical marijuana certifications to patients they believe will benefit from the use of medical cannabis.
New York no longer issues medical marijuana cards. However, medical marijuana certifications are valid for a year. Medical marijuana patients must visit qualified healthcare providers to renew their certifications annually. Patients with medical marijuana cards expiring after March 20, 2023, cannot renew their medical marijuana cards. They only need their healthcare providers to recertify them for medical marijuana use once their current New York MMJ cards expire.
Medical marijuana patients in New York City no longer have to pay for medical marijuana cards, as the OCM has discontinued issuing registry cards since March 20, 2023. However, qualifying patients may pay varying consultation fees for certification by healthcare providers.
Although New York has discontinued issuing medical marijuana cards, minors with qualifying conditions in the city can still access medical cannabis. They must obtain the consent of their parents or legal guardians and designate caregivers to assist them with medical cannabis purchase and administration.
Medical marijuana cards cannot be renewed in New York, as the state has stopped issuing MMJ cards to registered medical cannabis patients.
No. New York does not accept out-of-state medical marijuana cards.