How to get a Patient Certification
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.
Patients are no longer limited by a list of qualifying conditions to be eligible for the use of medical cannabis. The patient’scertifying practitioner can use his/her clinical discretion to issue a certification for the medical use of cannabis.
How to find a Doctor?
Patients seeking access to medical cannabis should first go to their treating practitioner. If a patient's treating practitioner does not already certify patients for the use of medical cannabis and would like to, they can find information on the OCM website.
There are a number of options you can use to find a certifying doctor in New York State:
For in-person consultations, you can consult the Department of Health doctor list.
For virtual consultations, you can use one of the many virtual providers in New York State: Heally, Leafwell, PrestoDoctor, NuggMD, MarijuanaDoctors, CannaCareDocs, or Hamptons MediSpa.
We recommend researching at least 2 or 3 options to find the best fit before committing to one provider.
The patient's certifying practitioner will include any limitations on the use of approved medical cannabis on the certification. If a practitioner has a recommendation regarding dosage, it should also be included on the certification, although a recommendation on dosage is not required. The total amount of product that may be dispensed by a registered organization may not exceed a sixty-day supply.