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We’re here to help! At Leafy DOC, we believe that access to medical cannabis is essential; we connect medical marijuana patients with a licensed medical marijuana doctor online for patient evaluations. A certified health professional is ready to help with the medical marijuana certification.

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New York Marijuana Laws

  • Marijuana is a Schedule I substance in the State of NY
  • Federally, cannabis is still considered a Schedule I Controlled Substance.
  • Governor Cuomo signed The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act into law which legalized the personal possession of up to three ounces of cannabis flower and up to 24 grams of concentrates for those ages 21 and older. 
  • Public consumption of marijuana through smoking or vaping will be handled as a violation of New York’s tobacco control laws.
  • Without compensation, exchanging up to three ounces of marijuana or 24 grams of concentrate carries no penalty, imprisonment, or fine.
  • Growing over six (12 per residence) cannabis plants is a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to one year of imprisonment and a fine of up to 1000 USD.
  • Mandatory driver’s license suspension of six months for youthful offenders.

Cannabis Policy Reform Timeline

  • 1927: Cannabis was banned in New York due to federal prohibition laws
  • 1977: Partial decriminalization; no arrest, just fines for minor possession
  • 2014: Medical marijuana was legalized; NYPD ceased arrests for minor possession and handed out tickets instead
  • 2021: Governor Cuomo signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation act to legalize cultivation and possession for adults
  • 2023: Retail sales of cannabis will begin in NY

Possession Limits in NY

  • Patients and caregivers with a New York medical cannabis card are qualified to possess up to three ounces of cannabis in various forms at home or in public. However, it can not be used in public places.

Frequently Asked Questions

New York allows patients with the following conditions to apply for a NY medical marijuanas card:
  • Acute pain management
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Epilepsy
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuropathies
  • Opioid substitution

No. The New York Department of Health does not offer reciprocity or a temporary medical marijuana card to out-of-state marijuana medical cardholders. Adults can purchase medical cannabis from a recreational dispensary in 2023.

That depends on the State you visit; some states accept out-of-state MMJ cards, while others do not allow you to purchase medical marijuana outside residents. We recommend checking local medical cannabis rules and regulations before traveling.

New York medical cannabis patients can grow up to six cannabis plants per person or twelve per residence. No more than six mature plants can be cultivated at a time. If found, you could face up to a year in jail and a 1000 USD fine per the New York State Department.

The New York decriminalization law enacted in 2019 added marijuana to the definition of smoking in the State’s Public Health Law, so smoking marijuana is allowed in most places where smoking tobacco is permitted and vice versa.

The city of New York does not enforce cannabis smoking in public areas, but due to federal law, it is not technically legal to consume.

Helping you apply for a New York medical marijuana card

Our Mission at Leafy DOC is to provide a seamless customer experience, educate people about cannabis, and ultimately help people get an MMJ card quickly and efficiently.

We put our best efforts towards getting you legal access to cannabis products by providing health consultation and an appointment to get your medical marijuana card online.

Our team is here every step of the way to help you learn about cannabis and its medical benefits for your body and mind.

Yes. NY medical marijuana laws require all qualified residents to obtain a New York medical marijuana certificate before being allowed medical marijuana use.
Patient ID card Requirements are as follows: 
  • New York medical marijuana patients must be 18 years of age or older to register for the Department of Health’s medical marijuana program
  • Only those who can prove New York residency can apply for medical marijuana treatment via New York’s medical marijuana program (valid New York State driver’s license, Government ID, utility bill)
  • A New York resident must also have medical history showing a diagnosis that qualifies a doctor to recommend them as a valid medical marijuana patient that can legally obtain medical marijuana.

When qualified patients apply for their MMJ card from the Office of Cannabis Management, they may designate up to five caregivers to assist in purchasing and administering medical marijuana. To become a caregiver, the requirements are:

  • Must be at least 21 years old 
  • Must be a resident of New York State and have a valid New York State-issued driver’s license or a New York State identification card
  • It cannot be the patient’s certifying physician

Visit These New York Hotspots After Getting Your Medical Card

New York City

New York City, aka the Big Apple, is arguably one of the most prominent cities in the United States. Diverse and constantly moving, there is a profound number of attractions to explore in the city. 

If you’re on a quick tour, try these stops:

  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Grand Central Station
  • New York Public Library
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Time’s Square
  • Central Park
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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is undoubtedly a romantic destination and is known by many as the Honeymoon capital of the World. However, travelers come from all over to view the beloved natural attraction. Niagara Falls is located on the border of the United States and Canada and can be witnessed on either side.