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Medical Cannabis Certifications in New York

Make your health and wellness priorities. Don’t let the uncertainty of where to begin with the medical marijuana certification process hinder your journey toward a better quality of life. For residents of New York, Compassionate Clinics of America is the first step to a rewarding path toward health and wellness. 

We are proud to offer easy, efficient, and affordable Medical Cannabis Certifications in New York.

Have you been thinking about a medical marijuana card but feeling hesitant to start the process? Let Compassionate Clinics of America help. We have the swiftest turnaround in the state, connecting you to a network of qualified physicians and health care practitioners that will help you through the process of obtaining your medical marijuana certification in New York. We recommend you take advantage of our patient education series where we regularly upload helpful articles on research to help you in your medical cannabis journey.

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Access qualified healthcare practitioners that will walk you through the medical cannabis certification process from the comfort of your home. Our network of prescribing practitioners are registered within the state of New York to provide you with your medical cannabis certification. Click the button below to access our online form to book your appointment. 

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Qualifying for a Medical Cannabis Certification in New York

In order to get a medical cannabis recommendation and legally purchase cannabis products from dispensaries in New York, some basic qualifications must be met:

  • Must be 21 years or older 
  • Be an New York resident with proof of residency. If you are not using your NY Drivers License or State ID as your proof of residency, you must also supply one of the following: 
  • Pay stub from within the last two months
  • Copy of your current lease agreement
  • Mortgage statement from the last two months
  • A copy of a utility bill from the last two months
  • NYC ID Card
  • Official Social Security correspondence showing your current address
  • Practitioner/hospital bill from the last two months
  • Patient Photo (head and shoulders photo on a plain background (selfie is OK).)
    Proof of Identity (A valid New York drivers license or non-drivers ID) You must prove your identity by entering your 9-digit driver’s license or state ID number (uploading a copy of your ID will slow down the approval process). You will also be able to use this number for proof of New York State residency or you can upload one of the following:

    • Diagnosis of a qualifying medical condition after the doctor approves you, you will receive a “Patient ID.” You’ll use this number and the information provided to you from Compassionate Clinics of America  to register with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and complete your application online with the state. Once logged into the state portal, click on the Health Applications icon, and select the “Medical Marijuana Management System” link. The website will provide you with instructions on how to register a patient or caregiver.
  • Have certification from a physician

Qualifying Conditions for a Medical Cannabis Certification in New York

On January 24, 2022, The medical cannabis program of New York dropped the requirements that patients must have particular conditions to get medical cards. Physicians are now able to prescribe medical cannabis for any condition if they feel the patient may benefit from its use. 

Get More from Your Medical Cannabis Certification in New York

One of the biggest parts of medical cannabis is getting to understand how your body responds to different types of cannabis products and cannabinoids, to help you tailor your medical cannabis experience to your desired outcomes. Using DNA testing, we examine your specific DNA biomarkers to determine the right strains and dosage for your specific genes and metabolism. Our test kits are available for purchase on our website. This unique service is designed to maximize the potential of medicinal cannabis for each individual patient.

More Information on Medical Cannabis Certification in New York

Recreational Marijuana Taxes in New York

13% (9% sales tax + 4% local tax)

Medical Marijuana Taxes in New York

7% excise tax

Helpful Links

Change Your Application Information  

Medical Cannabis Patient Program Frequently Asked Questions 

Extending or Renewing Your Medical Cannabis Registry E-Card 


The cost for a medical cannabis certification in New York is $149. The renewal fee for a medical cannabis certification is $99. Compassionate Clinics of America offers Sezzle as a payment plan for certifications and renewals. The state has permanently waived the $50 application fee to apply for a medical cannabis card.

Questions About Medical Cannabis Certification in New York?

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Frequently Asked Questions

For FAQs specific to medical cannabis certification in New York, access the following page:

Medical Cannabis Patient Program Frequently Asked Questions 

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