Get a Medical Marijuana Card in New York

Only $149, easy online medical marijuana certification process.

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in New York

If you want a medical marijuana card in New York, you must get a valid doctor’s medical marijuana recommendation from a registered doctor. The process is quick and easy through

The first step is talking with one of our licensed and registered doctors online or by phone to ensure you qualify for a medical marijuana card in New York. If you qualify, we’ll send you a legal recommendation by email instantly. We’re available 24/7 to immediately verify the validity of your medical marijuana recommendation to dispensaries.

Qualifying for Medical Marijuana in New York and Proving Residency

To obtain a medical marijuana card in New York, you must have one of these qualifying conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Positive status HIV or AIDS
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Damage to the spinal cord with objective neuro indication of intractable spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Neuropathy
  • Chronic pain as defined by 10 NYCRR §1004.2(a)(8)(xi)
  • PTSD
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Opioid Use or Opioid Replacement

Additionally, you must have one of the following associated or complicating conditions to qualify for medical marijuana certification in New York:

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Severe or chronic pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms
  • PTSD
  • Opioid use disorder (but only if enrolled in a treatment program certified pursuant to Article 32 of the Mental Hygiene Law)

You also need to provide documents proving that you are a resident of New York to get a medical marijuana card. A state-issued driver’s license or ID card are acceptable forms of identification.

Steps to Take after You Obtain a Medical Marijuana Card in New York

Once you get a medical marijuana recommendation from a registered doctor in New York, there is another step you have to take before you can legally purchase cannabis in the state. You must register yourself in the New York State online portal at To do so, you submit an application via the website and when your registration is approved and completed, you receive your medical marijuana card in the mail.

Keep in mind, to purchase medical marijuana at a licensed New York dispensary, you must bring both your medical marijuana card and your state certification.

Get Your New York Medical Marijuana Card Now

The fee to obtain your New York medical marijuana card or to renew an existing card through Synergy Health is $149.

While you’ll need to schedule an online or phone appointment to receive your medical marijuana recommendation, the online certification process is easy. You can get started right now by clicking the button below!