Medical Cannabis has been used in treating or alleviating the pain, nausea, and other symptoms associated with a variety of debilitating medical conditions.

Unfortunately, many individuals who may benefit from Medical Cannabis are either uncertain or unaware of how to obtain access to it.

At Mora Mota Group, we're posting a FAQ list that can help provide insight into the New York Medical Marijuana Program.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

+ What is the NYSMMP?

The New York State Medical Marijuana Program is a comprehensive medical marijuana program that was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 5, 2014.

+ Why was the NYSMMP Established?

Through the Department of Health, the NYSMMP regulates the manufacture, sale, and use of medical marijuana in the State of New York, under the Compassionate Care Act.

+ How do I register for the NYSMMP?

In order to become a registered patient with the New York State Medical Marijuana Program, the law requires that a licensed health care practitioner certify that the patient has one or more of the qualifying conditions.

+ What are the qualifying medical conditions?

A patient must be diagnosed by a qualifying medical professional for one of the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Positive status for HIV or AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • 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
  • Neuropathy
  • Huntington's disease.

Patients must also have one of the following associated or complicating conditions:

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Severe or chronic pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms.

+ Who are the qualified medical professionals?

You may find a local, qualified doctor in your area here. Once you possess a certification from a registered practitioner, you must register with the Medical Marijuana program through the Department's online Patient Registration System.

+ Where do I sign up for the NYSMMP?

Patients will register online with the Department of Health here. Click the "Health Applications" icon, and the click the "Medical Marijuana Data Management System" link to register.

Patients will be required to provide proof of their identity and residency during the application process.

Pursuant to the Compassionate Care Act there is a $50 application fee; the Department is currently waiving the $50 fee for all patients and their designated caregivers. Simply select "Bill Me Later" when registering and the application fee will be waived.

+ How much cannabis can I posses while registered under the NYSMMP?

The total amount of product that may be dispensed may not exceed a thirty-day supply.

+ What about Primary Caregivers Registered under the NYSMMP?

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, the caregiver(s) must register with the Department.

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 card.

There is a non-refundable application fee of fifty dollars ($50) that the Department is currently waiving for all patients and their designated caregivers. Simply select "Bill Me Later" when registering and the application fee will be waived.

+ Where can I get more Information?

You may access the DOH website here.