Patients and Caregivers
To buy Etain products, you need to join New York's medical marijuana program. Luckily, it's pretty simple.
People diagnosed with one of the following conditions—and whom experience clinically associated symptoms—may qualify for treatment involving medical marijuana:
If you are unsure whether you qualify, speak to your doctor or contact the New York State Department of Health.
To become certified under the program, you first need a physician who is registered with the NYS Medical Marijuana Program. They are the only ones allowed to prescribe Etain products.
Once you have found a registered physician, they need to diagnose the condition (and associated symptoms) and submit it to the program.
There are a number of options you can use to find a doctor in New York State:
For in-person consultations, you can consult the Department of Health doctor list.
We recommend researching at least 2 or 3 options to find the best fit before committing to one provider.
To register with the NYS Medical Marijuana Program and obtain the associated Registry ID card, you must apply via the Department of Health.
Applications for an ID card will be reviewed by the Department of Health within thirty (30) days of receipt.
Certified and registered patients may specify up to two caregivers to assist in accessing and administering medical marijuana treatments.
Designated caregivers must apply for a Registry ID card in order to assist patients with medical marijuana treatment.
Registered caregivers may not be actively caring for more than five Registered Patients at a time.
Remember: both the Patient Certification and Registry ID card are valid for up to one year from the original date of your doctor’s certification (except in the case of terminal illness). Be sure to keep an eye on the expiration date of your certification!
Prior to the expiration date of your patient certification, ask your doctor for an updated certification. You will then need to sign in to your my.ny.gov account to link your new certification to your card. Your card will remain active until the new expiration date of your updated doctor’s certification. If you keep renewing your certification in time and updating your my.ny.gov account, your card will not expire.
If your ID card has expired (you didn't renew your certification before it expired), contact your doctor for an updated certification and re-apply with the Department of Health for a new Registry ID card. You will receive a temporary ID card once your online application is complete and will receive a new physical ID card in the mail within 14 business days.
Once you're registered, you can visit an Etain Dispensary to pickup medications and speak with our pharmacists.
Please bring all required documentation:
Walk-ins and appointments are welcome but it is strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment. Scheduled appointments have priority over walk-ins.
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or call (914) 437-7898