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A Handy Guide to Get Medical Cannabis Card in Queens

Posted: October 1, 2019 at 7:31 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City and is geographically the largest. It is also one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the city. Recently with the legalization of medical cannabis in states across USA, you can now see medical marijuana dispensary opens in Queens. However to be able to use medical marijuana, you need to have a medical cannabis card. Remember federal laws of the US still have hold over the administration of cannabis for medical purposes.

How to get a Medical Cannabis Card in Queens?

You first need to qualify to apply for a medical cannabis card. You can do so if:

  • You are at least 18 years of age.
  • You are a legal resident of New York with proof of residency.
  • You are undergoing a treatment with a qualifying condition for administration of medical cannabis. Some of these include Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, opioid use disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder etc.
  • You have a certification from a medical practitioner confirming about your health condition that needs medical cannabis.

Documents needed to complete online application for medical cannabis card in Queens:

  • Practitioner certification form.
  • ID number from applicant’s New York State’s driving license/New York State’s non-driver ID card.
  • Designated caregiver information.
  • Fee (if applicable)

Steps to follow to apply for medical cannabis card in Queens:

  1. Get the required certification from a registered practitioner.
  2. Apply through the Department’s online patient registration system to register with Medical Marijuana Program.
  3. Wait for approval of your application.

Once your application gets approved by the Department, you will be issued a Temporary Registry Identification Card. You need to use this card along with your government-issued photo ID card till the time you receive your medical cannabis card in the mail.