The New York Blueprint: No Smoke, No Grow | | Kush Tourism
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016

The Big Apple keeps the doctor away — less than one percent of NY State doctors have been certified to provide medical marijuana recommendations under the Compassionate Care Program and its endless restrictions. New York’s program is not only restrictive in nature, but potentially influential to other states in the beginning design stages of medical marijuana programs.

Green Card Requirements To qualify for medical marijuana in NY requires patients to be certified and pay a fee as well as be “diagnosed with a specific severe, debilitating or life threatening condition that is accompanied by an associated or complicating condition.”  These conditions include:

Cancer Spinal cord injury with spasticity Epilepsy Huntington’s disease.

The Wait If you do suffer from one of the listed conditions, don’t count on getting an appointment anytime soon. Waiting 3-4 months to locate one of the 600 registered physicians in the state seems to be the norm. Not surprisingly, theres a check list for physicians to even be considered for certification, including a four hour, $250 course.