Please Note: Due to higher than usual medical marijuana card applications, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission is prioritizing applications for renewals. For this reason, you may experience some delay in receiving your Maryland medical marijuana card. However, this will not affect the delivery of your Online Medical Card recommendation.

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60 day supply

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Limited

3 oz

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7%

Recreational users

13%

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Cultivation

Benefits of a Medical Cannabis Recommendation in New York

Higher Possession Limits: A New York medical marijuana recommendation provides higher possession limits. One can possess up to 60 days of cannabis which is more than recreational users.

Cost-Effective: Medical marijuana has a 7% tax rate, while recreational marijuana has a 13% tax rate. This 6% makes a huge difference.

Legal Protection: If you are a patient who lives in New York and has a medical marijuana card then you have legal access to use cannabis by the state.

Lower Age Limit: People under 21 years of age are not allowed to consume cannabis for recreational purposes, but a patient who has a valid medical marijuana card is allowed to buy cannabis even if he is 21.

Reciprocity: The biggest benefits that a medical marijuana recommendation offers is that you can buy medical cannabis in other states (that allows).

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At Online Medical Card, we place your health journey and privacy at the heart of our services. We are proud to offer specialized medical cannabis consultations to New York residents, provided by our team of doctors who strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations. Our commitment to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act guarantees your personal health information is safeguarded with the highest degree of confidentiality and security.
Our physicians are not just experienced, but also well-versed in New York’s specific medical cannabis laws, ensuring that you receive insightful, compliant advice. They are dedicated to delivering accessible, confidential, and efficient telemedicine services.
Choose Online Medical Card for your medical cannabis needs in New York. Trust in our knowledgeable, HIPAA-compliant doctors to guide you on your health and wellness journey, always keeping your privacy as our top priority.

Legal Medical Cannabis Possession in New York

  • Holding up to 3 ounces of marijuana or 24 grams of concentrate is lawful.
  • Adults aged 21 and over can legally use marijuana.
  • Medical marijuana has been legal since 2014.
  • Registered patients with qualifying conditions can buy and use medical marijuana.

Simple Steps to Qualify for Medical Cannabis in New York

Initiate a conversation with your healthcare provider to determine if medical cannabis is appropriate for your condition. Once your healthcare provider certifies you, you can begin the process to obtain your medical cannabis certification.
Additional details on eligibility can be found here.

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The Legal Age for Medical Cannabis in New York

The minimum age to apply for a medical cannabis certification in New York is 18 years. For those under 18, a designated caregiver can apply on their behalf. More information can be found here.

Caregivers, Minors, and Medical Cannabis in New York

Caregivers play an important role in New York’s medical marijuana program by assisting registered patients in procuring medical marijuana from licensed dispensaries and administering it as required. Minors and adults who cannot personally visit dispensaries can assign caregivers to assist them. Learn more about caregiver eligibility here.

Cultivating Medical Cannabis in New York

Patients who have a valid medical marijuana card are not allowed to grow cannabis in their home until the state issues its regulations later in the year. Cannabis cultivation in New York won’t be legal for anyone over the age of 21 who doesn’t already have a medical cannabis card until at least the end of 2023. Patients can grow up to 6 cannabis plants in their home—3 immature plants and 3 mature plants. They can possess 5 pounds in their homes, but they’ll only be allowed to possess 3 ounces outside those walls.

After the legalization of cannabis in NY, all adults above the age of 21 years with an MMJ card can possess 3 ounces of cannabis flower or no more than 24 grams of cannabis concentrates. Marijuana patients can also hold up to 60 days of supply at a time provided they have a legit cannabis card with them. At the moment, only marijuana patients with a valid cannabis card are allowed to purchase cannabis in the state from a medical marijuana dispensary. Selling or buying cannabis recreationally is still illegal.

All qualified patients with a state issued marijuana card can visit a local dispensary and choose from a wide range of products. You can buy the following marijuana products in NYC:

  • Ingestible cannabis products (capsules, tablets, etc.)
  • Edibles
  • Liquid cannabis (oil, tincture)
  • Topicals and transdermal patches
  • Smokables (flowers and oils)

Edibles and smokable cannabis products were legalised in New York after the MRTA Act. So, you can expect to find more types of cannabis edibles and smokable flowers in medical dispensaries soon.

Only three mature plants may be grown at home by qualifying patients per private residence. It is possible to grow plants indoors or outdoors, but they need to be in a closed area that is hidden from the public. You can click here to know more about cannabis cultivation law.

The key difference between medical and recreational cannabis in New York for age is that medical cannabis is available to certified patients of any age, while recreational cannabis is only available to adults 21 years of age and older.

Medical marijuana should be used in a private space only. All cannabis smokables can be used publicly in areas where smoking tobacco is allowed. Since cannabis is psychoactive, it is important to consider your safety and that of others and consume it in a safe and private space only. Driving under the influence of cannabis is prohibited and considered a DUI.

No, New York does not accept out-of-state MMJ cards. You can buy and use cannabis in NY only if you are a resident of the state and have a valid marijuana card from NY .

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