Own a New York Medical Marijuana Card in 10 Minutes, Here’s How!
For the average marijuana user in New York, medical marijuana laws are noticeably stricter than those of other states. Luckily for us in the Big Apple, things are looking up with recent developments.
For starters, getting your medical marijuana card in New York is now easier than ever before: with California-based startup NuggMD bringing its services in NY, new medical marijuana patients can quickly and easily connect with a licensed New York medical marijuana doctor in just a few minutes online.
As for state legislation, chronic pain is now deemed a legal medical condition for New York patients to use during their medical marijuana exam. Realistically, we all have some occasional and nagging chronic pains, right? This change in legislation, coupled with the NuggMD expansion, is a sign of progress for New York patients—New Yorkers will soon be able to enjoy more lenient medical marijuana laws.
Ever since launching, over 50,000 Californians have made use of NuggMD’s services, and now so can New York patients. No longer will you struggle to find a trusted doctor who can provide the relief you legally deserve.
How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in New York, Totally Online
You may have heard that becoming a legal medical marijuana patient requires getting a “weed card” “medical marijuana recommendation” or “cannabis evaluation,” but what all those terms refer to is just the process of being approved by a registered doctor to use cannabis for your symptoms and/or conditions.
If you want to legally purchase medical marijuana from state-approved dispensaries, you’re going to need to legally obtain a recommendation for medical marijuana, provided via an evaluation with a verified doctor. As of writing this, there are approximately 800 doctors in New York that have been verified by the state as legally allowed to give a medical marijuana evaluation.
As you know, the process for getting an evaluation can be slow and cumbersome. In fact, it can be an utter waste of time. Imagine being able to skip the tiresome process of searching Google for “weed evaluations near me.” That’s why many people opt to obtain their medical marijuana card online!
Thanks to NuggMD, you have the option of using a Telemedicine Evaluation and obtaining your New York medical marijuana certification online, from a licensed doctor. NuggMD guarantees you’ll receive a fully legal evaluation from verified medical professional at your own convenience.
This is made possible due to Senate Bill 2405, passed by the State of New York in March of 2015, which allows “the use of electronic information and communication technologies by telehealth providers, to deliver health care services, which shall include the assessment, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, care management and/or self-management, of a patient.”
How to Qualify for MMJ in New York
Despite all you may have heard, being eligible for medical marijuana in the Empire State is a bit more complex than in other states. According to the state of New York, you must meet all of the following basic requirements:
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must have a valid New York ID card or proof of identification
- Must be able to prove residence in the state of New York
- Must have a legitimate, qualifying medical condition, supported by a doctor’s written proof.
Additionally, you need to have a qualifying medical condition. So, what qualifies as a state-approved medical condition? Check out this list:
- Chronic Pain
- Lou Gehrig’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Huntington’s Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
So, What is NuggMD?
NuggMD is a California-based startup that, as we stated above, has recently decided to expand their 420 evaluations services to New York. It all started with the idea that accessing a medical marijuana license should be made easier for legal patients who were forced to go through shady, likely illegal sources to get what should be a legal medicine.
Speak with a knowledgeable, licensed medical doctor and obtain your medical marijuana card from the comfort of your own home, minus the usual drag of going to a doctor’s office. NuggMD connects you with a licensed professional in just moments online with your phone, computer, or tablet. Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran simply seeking an easier way to acquire a medical marijuana recommendation, try NuggMD to finish the process with the simple click of a button.
Your Online Cannabis Evaluation
Rather than going through the headaches of finding a trustworthy medical marijuana doctor in your area, then sitting and waiting around for your appointment, why not get your 100% valid medical marijuana rec completely online in a matter of minutes? If you think cannabis is the proper treatment for your specific condition or disorder, then you deserve an easier way to access information!
The prices are as follows: $199 for first time patients and $99 for renewals. (Remember, the State of NY also charges an additional one-time fee of $50 to register your completed recommendation). Currently this is the most affordable and easiest method to obtain a 100% legal New York medical marijuana certification!
The best part? You can complete the entire cannabis evaluation process from any device—smartphone, PC, tablet, you name it. Just create an account at the NuggMD website, answer a medical questionnaire, and upload any prior medical documents to their private, secure server that is protected under HIPPA regulations.
Next step is to enter your payment information: PayPal is accepted, along with all major credit and debit cards. You will not be charged anything at all for your evaluation until you have been approved for a medical marijuana card. If for some reason you are not able to qualify for the recommendation, or if you were disconnected during the exam, you will not be charged anything.
Ordinarily a brief 5-10 minute video-chat with a friendly and knowledgeable doctor is all it takes to wrap everything up. In a matter of minutes, you are on the way to receiving legal relief with a valid medical cannabis recommendation.
NuggMD medical marijuana certificates are recognized by the state’s medical marijuana program for a full year.
Approved by NuggMD!
Congratulations! If you’ve made it this far, hopefully you were able to get approved without any hassle! Once approved by your NuggMD doctor, you will receive an email with your authorized certification. Follow the attached instructions regarding how to complete the New York state-sponsored registration process.
Don’t forget that in the State of New York, you must register your new medical marijuana recommendation (follow the instructions provided in your NuggMD approval email). Sorry to say, but you will need another $50 for the state’s application fee. Once you’ve registered and paid the fee, your medical marijuana card will be mailed to your door within a few business days.
Your New York cannabis certification is valid for a year. And it’s important to note that only NY-issued certifications will be accepted at New York dispensaries. If you want more information on city-specific cannabis rules & processes, see:
Coming soon, NuggMD seeks to bring their other forward-thinking services out to the Big Apple. Before you know it, New Yorkers will benefit not only from NuggMD’s state-sponsored Telemedicine platform, but also their easy-to-use online marijuana delivery services. Stay tuned.