We are pleased to inform you that as of January 24, 2022, the requirements for specific conditions to qualify for a medical card have been dropped in the state of New York. This means that physicians now have the flexibility to prescribe medical cannabis for any condition if they believe it may benefit the patient.

In addition to the qualifying condition, patients are required to prove their New York residency by providing a valid driver’s license or state identification card. We are delighted to share that the state has permanently waived the medical cannabis card application fee, eliminating the financial barrier for patients.

Upon approval by the state, patients will receive a temporary registration card to use while the state prepares and sends them a medical cannabis state card, ensuring they can access the necessary treatment without delay.

These are some of the most common conditions that may benefit from medical cannabis:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Neuropathy / Radiculopathy
  • Cancer
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Epilepsy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Acute Pain Management
  • Dystonia
  • Autism
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injury With Spasticity
  • General Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression