- Fully legal
60 day supply
6 plantsMax 3 mature
Once you have registered with Leafwell and been approved by one of our medical marijuana doctors online, apply to the state medical marijuana program. Receive your MMJ card and start shopping for your medical cannabis from a licensed dispensary.
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New York has legalized both medical cannabis and adult use of marijuana.
"Relates to the medical use of marihuana; legalizes the possession, manufacture, use, delivery, transport or administration of medical marihuana by a designated caregiver for a certified medical use; prescribes procedures for such possession, acquisition, etc. including certification of patients by their practitioner, and that, in the practitioner’s professional judgment, the patient would receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from use of medical marihuana."
Adults aged 21+ are allowed to possess up to 3 ounces (85 g) of cannabis or 0.85 ounces (24 g) of concentrated cannabis
Marijuana products are expected to carry a tax of 13%.
New York no longer has a list of qualifying conditions. It is up to your healthcare provider to decide if cannabis may help you live a better, healthier life. You can visit our conditions page to see the wide range of health problems where medical cannabis and cannabinoids may be helpful.
With Leafwell, you can get your New York Medical Marijuana Card in 4 simple steps:
You must be at least 18 years of age in order to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in New York. Those under the age of 18 must apply as minors, and will need a caregiver. Caregivers must be 21 years of age.
The individual must be designated by the certified patient within the Medical Marijuana Data Management System before the designated caregiver can register with the Department.
Senate Bill S8191A ("Tanshin’s Law") "Permits the administration of medical marihuana to students while at school and individuals with developmental disabilities while receiving services at a facility."
Connect with a licensed physician online in minutes.
Yes, telemedicine is legal in New York and you can get certified for cannabis online.
Up to 3 mature and 3 immature plants per person, with a maximum of 12 mature plants and 12 immature plants per household.
New York does not recognize medical marijuana cards issued by other states, and therefore NY does not have medical marijuana reciprocity.
New York medical marijuana cards are recognized by other states with a medical marijuana program.
The following states accept or recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards:
However, this does not always mean you can purchase cannabis at a medical marijuana dispensary (non-medical adult use is fine) – just that you are protected by the state’s medical marijuana laws to some extent. It is wise to call the dispensary ahead if you are a medical cannabis patient from another state and you intend on purchasing medical marijuana.
The qualifying condition usually has to match between states, so if your qualifying condition is accepted in one state and not your visiting state, your recommendation is not necessarily valid. You are also beholden to the visiting state’s medical marijuana laws, not the state that issued your card.
The following states accept out-of-state applications, allowing a visiting patient application to use medical cannabis for the duration of their stay:
"Being a certified patient shall be deemed to be having a "disability" under article fifteen of the executive law (human rights law), section forty-c of the civil rights law, sections 240.00, 485.00, and 485.05 of the penal law, and section 200.50 of the criminal procedure law. This subdivision shall not bar the enforcement of a policy prohibiting an employee from performing his or her employment duties while impaired by a controlled substance. This subdivision shall not require any person or entity to do any act that would put the person or entity in violation of federal law or cause it to lose a federal contract or funding." From CA NORML.
Cannabis in New York must be tested for cannabinoid content, residual solvents, pesticides, heavy metals and microbial contamination, including E. Coli and Salmonella. Many products will also list their terpene content.
In all states with a medical marijuana program, the only way to purchase medicinal cannabis products is via a legally-licensed dispensary or pharmacy, or another legally designated space to purchase cannabis. Only those with a legal license to sell cannabis can actually do so.
All states with a medical marijuana program have some restrictions on where a person can legally use cannabis. Near schools, nurseries, parks or other places where children are expected to be, using cannabis is illegal. Use of cannabis on or in federal land or buildings, hospitals or any other such healthcare space is also illegal. Private members club and landowners may also prohibit cannabis use on their property or restrict it at their discretion.
The safest place to use medical cannabis is in the safety of your own home. It is wise to use common sense and generally keep consumption out of public view, and utilize discreet consumption methods wherever possible.
New York has legalized cannabis use in public spaces to some extent, but care must still be taken.