The New York Department of Health maintains a publicly accessible list of medical marijuana doctors authorized to recommend medical cannabis use in the state. The list is searchable and includes practitioners such as physicians, physician assistants, podiatrists, and nurse practitioners.
Yes. In order to become authorized to use medical cannabis in New York, you must visit a healthcare provider to obtain a medical cannabis certification. The healthcare provider will determine whether medical cannabis is appropriate for your condition. If your provider determines you are eligible to use medical cannabis, you will be certified to register with the New York medical cannabis program. Once you possess the certification, you may visit a licensed medical dispensary in the state to purchase medical cannabis supplies.
Healthcare practitioners who fulfill the following conditions are authorized to recommend medical cannabis in New York:
The New York State Office of Cannabis Management maintains a list of medical marijuana doctors who have consented to be listed publicly. The OCM allows medical cannabis program (MCP)-participating healthcare practitioners to opt in or out of being publicly listed.
You can find a medical marijuana doctor near you using the search feature on the public list of consenting medical cannabis program practitioners on the New York State Department of Health website. By selecting your county of residence on the "filter the table by county" dropdown menu on the page, the search result will return the name, city, specialty, address, zip code, and phone number of MCP-participating practitioners in your area. Note that the list does not contain all MCP-participating practitioners. Therefore, you consult your healthcare provider for recommendations regarding other non-publicly listed medical marijuana doctors in your area.
Yes. New York State medical marijuana doctors are permitted to schedule telemedicine appointments with medical cannabis patients. Telemedicine healthcare practitioners are available on the Department of Health's public list of consenting MCP practitioners. Patients prefer telemedicine appointments to in-person visits as they are usually better for keeping medical cannabis status private.
A New York State MCP-participating healthcare practitioner may recommend no more than a 60-day supply of medical cannabis to an eligible patient.