WHERE DO I PURCHASE MEDICAL MARIJUANA?
Certified patients or their designated caregivers who are registered with the Medical Marijuana Program can purchase medical marijuana products from a registered organization's dispensing facility in New York State. Patients must bring their registry ID cards to a registered organization's dispensing facility in order to purchase approved medical marijuana products. Designated caregivers obtaining medical marijuana on behalf of their patients must bring their caregiver registry identification cards and their patients' certifications to the dispensing facility.
HOW MUCH DOES MEDICAL MARIJUANA COST?
The cost of medical marijuana varies by individual dispensary. Check with your local dispensary. Many prices can be found online.
HOW DO I RENEW MY PRESCRIPTION?
Prescriptions must be renewed yearly by New York State law. Renewals are quick and easy.
The cost of a renewal is $100 for each additional year.
Existing patients - contact our renewal coordinator at 917-331-3093 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN I HAVE A FIREARMS PERMIT WITH A MEDICAL MARIJUANA PRESCRIPTION?
Cannabis is a prescription medication just like any other that you would receive from your medical provider. Firearms permits are issued by the county, not the state. The State of New York’s position is that it is up to the individual county to determine if a medical cannabis prescription excludes you from obtaining or maintaining a firearms permit. Please contact your individual county police department or sheriff. There is no state law that specifically addresses this issue. After you speak with your county law enforcement official, contact us for an evaluation.
HOW DOES A MEDICAL MARIJUANA PRESCRIPTION EFFECT EMPLOYER DRUG TESTING OR PAROLE?
Currently, it remains the right of your employer to determine whether or not a medical cannabis prescription exempts you from testing positive on a drug screen. Please check with your employer prior to using medical cannabis and follow all company policies and procedures. We have many patients who are allowed to use medical cannabis and are not in violation of their company’s substance abuse policy.
It is up to the discretion of you parole officer to determine whether or not using medical cannabis is permissible. Please check with you parole officer prior to using medical cannabis. We have many patients who are permitted to use medical cannabis while on parole depending on their circumstances.
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
Certified patients and designated caregivers must always carry their registry ID card whenever they possess approved medical marijuana products.
Medical marijuana products may not be transported outside of New York State.
New York State does not accept certifications or registry ID cards from other states.
A certified patient or designated caregiver who has been issued a registry ID card must notify the Medical Marijuana Program of any change in his or her name, address, or if he or she no longer has the serious condition noted on the card within ten (10) business days of such change.