What is Medical Marijuana?
In July 2014, New York State enacted the Compassionate Care Act to provide a comprehensive, safe and effective medical marijuana program that meets the needs of New Yorkers. The program will ensure that medical marijuana is available for certified patients with serious conditions and is dispensed and administered in a manner that protects public health and safety.
Who can obtain Medical Marijuana in New York State?
If you are a resident of New York State, you may be eligible for medical marijuana if you have been diagnosed with a specific severe, debilitating or life threatening condition that is accompanied by an associated or complicating condition.
By law, those conditions are: cancer, HIV infection or AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury with spasticity, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathy, and Huntington’s disease. The associated or complicating conditions are cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, or severe or persistent muscle spasms.
Dr. Nguyen is a registered physician for the New York State Department of Health Medical Marijuana Program.
You can read more about Dr. Nguyen here.
How do I make an appointment to see if I’m qualified to obtain Medical Marijuana?
Please call our office at 631-689-6500 to schedule your appointment.
What is the cost for initial evaluation?
The initial evaluation with Dr. Nguyen costs $200. Patients are to bring the entire $200 payment in CASH at their initial visit. Insurance is not accepted for this new patient evaluation.
To be eligible for Medical Marijuana, each new patient must provide diagnosis, including pathology, with medical records from a physician at the time of the visit with Dr Nguyen.
Following screening, a qualifying patient will be certified. Medical Marijuana Patient Certification is essentially a prescription which the patient must present to a New York State Medical Marijuana Dispensary.
New York State Medical Marijuana Dispensaries that are located in the New York/Long Island area are listed on this page.
If I’m certified to obtain Medical Marijuana, what other charges are involved?
There is a New York State Medical Marijuana Patient registration fee of $50.00. For more information on this and other patient questions visit this link: http://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/medical_marijuana/patients/
Medical Marijuana must be paid for in CASH only at the dispensaries.
The list of current New York City/Long Island area dispensaries is available below.
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in New York/Long Island Area:
Lake Success Patient Resource Center
Bloomfield Industries Dispensary
2001 Markus Ave, Suite N1
Lake Success, NY
Columbia Care NY
1333 E.Main Street, Riverhead, NY
For more information on Medical Marijuana, click HERE for our Information and Resources page.
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