A licensed patient can designate up to two (2) caregivers to obtain medical marijuana products on his or her behalf during the patient registration process. The appointed caregiver(s) must also register with the Department of Health after the patient’s registration application is approved. Information for this process can be found here: Information for Patients Registered Organizations may also offer a delivery service. Please contact the Registered Organizations in your area directly to determine if delivery services are offered in your area.
To prevent unintentional or deliberate abuse of the medication, Certified Patients or their designated caregivers should mix expired or unwanted medical marijuana with water, soil, coffee grounds, ashes, or another undesirable material before discarding it in the garbage.
Patients who are unable to go to a dispensary should appoint a caregiver to accompany them. Furthermore, Registered Organizations are authorized to provide delivery services to patients and designated caregivers in order to help those who are unable to travel to a dispensing facility gain access. Please check with the Registered Organizations to determine whether they provide delivery services in your area.
The dispensing facilities’ hours of service vary. Please contact the Registered Organizations or check their websites for information on their dispensing facilities’ hours of service. Please note, however, that Registered Organizations can restrict hours of service or require an appointment to purchase medical marijuana in order to manage operating expenses that affect product prices.
Each state varies. For example, in New York state, each registered organization can only sell two state-mandated Medical Marijuana products (one with an equal ratio of THC to CBD and one with a low-THC to high-CBD ratio). Other goods with varying THC/CBD ratios will be available from each Registered Organization. Patients can now choose from a range of items. Additional products will be offered over time.
Any dispensing facility of any Registered Organization in New York state can provide medical marijuana products to an approved patient. Visit Registered Organizations for a list of locations in New York.
Please visit the following link for information, including links to the Registered Organizations’ website: Registered Organizations
If a practitioner will not provide a certification, can I still register for a medical marijuana card?
No, a patient may not register without a certification from a registered practitioner.
Please allow seven business days to receive your Patient or Caregiver Registry ID card, only after your registration application has been successfully submitted and accepted. You can buy medical marijuana products from a Registered Organization’s dispensing facility once you have obtained your Registry ID Card.
Yes, there is a $50 nonrefundable application free that we are currently waiving for patients and caregivers.
A patient who is registered with the program must first designate you as a caregiver during the patient registration process. After the patient’s registration has been approved by the Department of Health, the caregiver(s) must register with the department as well. The patient will have access to instructions for caregiver registration. To register with the department as a designated caregiver, you must be a resident of New York state and have a valid New York state Driver’s License or New York state Non-Driver ID.
Connect with your certifying practitioner to determine if a change in product, dosage, or discontinuation of a product is appropriate for you.
Any type of medical marijuana must be approved by the Commissioner. Liquids and oils for vaporization or inhalation, as well as capsules for oral administration, are among the approved types. Smoking is prohibited by statute, and edibles are prohibited by legislation. The patient’s verifying practitioner must include the following information on the patient’s certification: the authorized brand and form of the approved medical marijuana product, the administration method, and any limitations on the use of approved medical marijuana product. While a dosage recommendation is not needed, if a practitioner has one, it should be included on the credential. Furthermore, the total amount of product dispensed is limited to a thirty-day supply.
Can more than one condition be added to the list of current conditions eligible for medical marijuana?
Yes, the Commissioner of Health may add other conditions to the list. The Commissioner of Health recently made a determination to add chronic pain as a serious condition. Effective March 22, 2017, patients with “any severe debilitating pain that a practitioner determines degrades health and functional capability; where the patient has contraindications, has experienced intolerable side effects, or has experienced failure of one or more previously tried therapeutic options” may qualify for medical marijuana, so long as “there is documented medical evidence of such pain having lasted three months or more beyond onset, or the practitioner reasonably anticipates such pain to last three months or more beyond onset.”
The first step is to discuss whether medicinal marijuana is suitable for your condition with your treating physician. Your doctor can give you a medical marijuana certification if he or she believes it is an acceptable treatment for you and is registered with your State Department of Health’s Medical Marijuana Program. At ZazaMD, all of our physicians are fully licensed and capable of providing you guidance for all of your needs.
As per Assembly Bill 6357, patients diagnosed with one of the following medical conditions are considered eligible for medical marijuana: Cancer, positive status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable Spasticity, Epilepsy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease(IBD), ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, neuropathies and Huntington’s Disease, chronic pain (as defined by 10 NYCRR §1004.2(a)(8)(xi)), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD.)
Varies with each state! We provide the most cheapest and quickest service compared to the others. We charge a flat fee that includes the consultation and medical card, only if approved of course! If you’re not approved, the consultation is free and you don’t pay a penny!
To apply for a medical card in New York, you must have a valid New York state ID or driver’s license. If you don’t have a New York state ID, you’ll need to be able to provide evidence of New York citizenship along with your out-of-state U.S. photo ID.
Yes. Once you receive a certification from ZazaMD, you will need to register with the New York Department of Health (DOH) to be a valid medical marijuana patient recognized by the state of New York.
Can I get registered with my primary care physician, even if they aren’t a registered medical marijuana physician?
No, you must receive your certification from a medical marijuana certified physician! All of our physicians are certified and ready to speak with you 24/7!
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The Compassionate Care Act does not mandate a discounted medical marijuana product pricing program, but allows Registered Organizations to provide discounted products. Some registered Organizations may offer reduced prices for qualifying certified patients.
Patients can contact Registered Organizations directly for final pricing, taking into account their practitioner’s dosing recommendations. The overall amount a patient pays is determined by their individual dosing requirements and the total quantity purchased as a result.
The department’s approved prices are in effect for the entire period of the Registered Organization’s registration. Registered Organizations may charge less than the approved prices, so the prices may vary. At the conclusion of the first year of the registration period, or beforehand based on documented exceptional circumstances, the Registered Organizations may request a price modification. In addition, if a Registered Organization adds a new product, it must submit revised production costs and other relevant data, along with the proposed price for the new product(s) to the Department for review and approval.
Registered Organizations may dispense up to a 30-day supply of medical marijuana products to a certified patient or designated caregiver, pursuant to any recommendation or limitations made by the practitioner on the certification. Registered Organizations report their medical marijuana dispensing to the New York State Prescription monitoring Program (PMP) database, so that prescribers may review their patients’ controlled substance histories and make informed treatment decisions.
No, prices vary among Registered Organizations.
How did the New York State Department of Health Commissioner determine prices for medical marijuana products?
Registered Organizations were required to report their manufacturing, marketing, and distribution costs to the Department, as well as certify that the information given was reliable, accurate, and current. After determining that the proposed prices were fair, the Commissioner accepted them as the maximum price per dose that each Registered Organization could charge.