How much should I expect medical marijuana to cost?
Medical marijuana costs about the same amount as a pack/day cigarette habit: approximately $3500/year. Costs can vary greatly depending on which dispensary you use. We can work with you to help determine where you can get the best value for your money, based on your individualized product needs. There is a 10-15% discount for patients who are eligible for Medicare, by age or disability.
How do I purchase medical marijuana?
To purchase medical marijuana, you will need to present your state-issued medical marijuana card and the dosing certificate we provide at a registered dispensary. Click here for a list of the closest dispensaries.
How much medical marijuana should I purchase at a time?
When you first purchase medical marijuana, you should only purchase a small amount. This allows us to individualize your regimen and ensure you are receiving optimal relief. Once we have stabilized your dose, you may begin to purchase the medical marijuana in larger quantities. The maximum amount of medical marijuana you can purchase and possess at one time is a 30-day supply.
Can someone else get my medical marijuana for me?
Yes. You can register up to 2 caregivers with the state, who will each receive their own caregiver medical marijuana card. They need to present their card and your dosing certificate to be able to purchase medical marijuana in your stead. Click here for instructions on how to register a caregiver.
Can I use my medical marijuana in public places?
No. Medical marijuana must be consumed on private property.
Can I get in trouble for possession of marijuana?
You will not get in trouble for possession of medical marijuana as long as you have your medical marijuana card on your person and you possess a 30-day supply or less.
What happens if I am driving and get pulled over?
As long as you pass a field sobriety test, you will not be charged with driving under the influence. If you are concerned, request that a field sobriety test be performed to protect you in any future litigation. THC metabolites will show in your urine for up to a month following regular consumption, so a positive urine test is not reliable evidence of impairment.
What happens if I lose my medical marijuana card?
If you lose your medical marijuana card, you must apply for a new one with the state. There is a $25 fee for a lost medical marijuana card.
Why should I purchase medical marijuana instead of “street” marijuana?
NY state has strict regulations for the growing of medical marijuana. All medical marijuana is grown hydroponically, without any added chemicals, fertilizers, or pesticides. This ensures the purest product possible. Manufacturers must also perform tests and assays to ensure that what you are receiving is what is advertised. Purchase of “street” marijuana is not only illegal but also, you have no way to ensure the quality of what you are receiving.