New York Marijuana Law | Medical Marijuana
New York Medical Marijuana Law (S7923/A6357-E)
As of July 5, 2014 patients that have been qualified by a licensed medical marijuana doctor will be able to obtain a New York medical marijuana card upon filling out and submitting the correct documentation to the Department of Health (DOH).
Under DOH supervision, approved organizations — such as hospitals, health centers, dispensaries — will dispense medical marijuana to qualified patients.
- All allowable forms (e.g., extracts, tinctures, oils, edibles) of medical marijuana, including methods of consumption and strain, variety, and strength, are determined by the Commissioner and must be approved by the Commissioner before they can be sold.
- Smoking as a method of consumption of the only form not left to the Commissioner and specifically excluded from ‘certified medical use’ in the statute.
- No patients or caregiver can legally possess more than a 30 day supply as determined by the practitioner and consistent with any DOH regulations.
- Patients can get a refill of their medical marijuana can refill during the last 7 days of their 30 day supply.
- Medical marijuana must be kept in its original packaging.
- Medical marijuana cannot be consumed in a public place.