Today, we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about New York State medical marijuana laws, including whether New York accepts MMJ cards out of state. Let’s dive!
Can you buy from a dispensary with an out of state MMJ card?
You can purchase medical marijuana products from a dispensary with an out-of-state MMJ card in states that practice medical marijuana card reciprocity. These states recognize MMJ cards from other states and allow patients with out-of-state cards to legally purchase medical marijuana from the premises. dispensaries.
Does New York accept MMJ cards out of state?
So can I use an out of state medical card in New York? Unfortunately, the answer is no. It is currently not possible to use an out-of-state medical marijuana card in New York.
Recreational marijuana in New York
Recreational marijuana became legal in New York on March 31, 2021. However, it will take up to 18 months for recreational marijuana to be available in New York dispensaries.
This means that MMJ patients from other states will be able to purchase recreational marijuana in New York starting in late 2022. Possession limits for recreational marijuana are lower than those for medical purposes – the recreational users can only possess up to three ounces of marijuana in New York.
Federal Medical Marijuana Law
Marijuana is still federally illegal. This means that it is a federal offense to transport marijuana across state lines.
Do you have to be a resident to get a medical card in New York?
In order to obtain a New York Medical Marijuana Card, a person must be a resident of New York State or temporarily reside in the state for the purpose of receiving treatment.
New York residents must show proof of residency by providing their New York State driver’s license ID number or New York State non-driver ID card. Temporary residents must provide documentation proving their temporary residence in New York State, such as:
- A copy of a lease
- A utility bill
- A hospital bill
- Other documents containing information proving temporary residence in New York State
Which states accept out-of-state MMJ cards?
The following states accept out-of-state MMJ cards in 2021:
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- Rhode Island
- washington d.c.
Some states, such as Oklahoma, allow medical marijuana patients from other states to purchase MMJ if they obtain a temporary patient license.
How do I get a medical marijuana card in New York?
So how easy is it to get a medical card in New York? Yes, getting a NY MMJ card is a simple process! All you need to do is have a consultation with a state-licensed healthcare professional. This can be anyone licensed by New York State to prescribe drugs in the state, such as doctors, dentists, podiatrists, and midwives. You can complete your consultation using a telemedicine platform such as MMJRecs.
Once your suitability for MMJ treatment has been verified, you can submit a request through the my.NY Internet portal. The New York Department of Health provides this useful guide to submit your application online.
New York Medical Marijuana Card Eligibility Requirements
Conditions that qualify you to use MMJ in New York include:
- HIV infection or AIDS
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Spinal cord injury with spasticity
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Opioid use disorder (only if enrolled in a treatment program)
- Replacement of opioids
- Huntington’s disease
- chronic pain
- Severe debilitating or life-threatening condition accompanied by one or more of the following associated or aggravating conditions:
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Severe or persistent muscle spasms
What MMJ products are available at New York dispensaries?
The following MMJ products are available at New York dispensaries:
- marijuana flower
- Vaping cartridges
- MMJ edibles
- Lozenges, capsules and tablets
- Tinctures and sprays
- Topicals and lotions
- CBD wellness products
- MMJ equipment
What are the possession limits for medical marijuana in New York?
Medical marijuana patients can now purchase up to 60 days supply of MMJ at dispensaries in New York. Patients can grow up to six plants at home.
Where can you consume medical marijuana in New York?
You can smoke or vape medical marijuana anywhere smoking tobacco is permitted, but smoking is prohibited in most public places in New York City, including outdoor dining areas of restaurants, parks, swimming pools, offices, restaurants, bars, metro, ferries, schools, and beaches. The use of MMJ is also prohibited in motor vehicles of any kind, even when parked.
In what other states can New York MMJ cardholders purchase medical marijuana?
New York MMJ cardholders can purchase MMJs in states that practice MMJ card reciprocity and in states that provide temporary licenses to visitors from other states. New York MMJ patients can also purchase marijuana, although often in smaller quantities, in states that have legalized recreational marijuana.
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