Follow these easy step to become a registered New York patient.
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All individuals interested in becoming a patient or caregiver must first register with the New York State Department of Health before having access to purchasing medical cannabis products. The 5 steps below will guide you through the process of registering as a NY patient.
Once you have your state registered patient identification, you can then register with Be. to become a patient at any of our locations. All patients must register prior to purchasing products. Choose your desired location to register: Brooklyn, Hudson Valley, Staten Island.
Five Steps for Patient Access to Medical Marijuana
STEP 1: CONTACT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Contact your registered practitioner to see if medical marijuana may help to alleviate the symptoms of your condition. Practitioners must be registered with the New York State Department of Health Medical Marijuana Program in order to issue you a certification. Visit the NYS DOH website to view a list of registered Medical Marijuana Program practitioners.
STEP 2: OBTAIN PATIENT CERTIFICATION
Obtain a certification for medical marijuana from a registered practitioner. Your practitioner will determine if medical marijuana is appropriate for your condition.
STEP 3: REGISTER ONLINE
Login to my.ny.gov to create your account and complete a Health Application in the Medical Marijuana Data Management System. Your New York State Medical Marijuana Program Registry ID card will arrive in the mail a few days after your registration is submitted.
STEP 4: DESIGNATE A CAREGIVER (OPTIONAL)
Patients can designate a maximum of two caregivers when they register. Designated caregivers must then register by following the same process found in steps 1, 2, and 3 above. A New York State Medical Marijuana Program Registry ID Card will arrive in the mail a few days after your caregiver registration is submitted. You can learn more about registering as a designated caregiver here.
STEP 5: PURCHASE PRODUCT
Bring your New York State Medical Marijuana Program Registry ID card and patient certification from your registered practitioner to any Be. dispensary location to meet with one of our pharmacists for a first-time patient consultation. Visit the NYS DOH website for a list of Registered Organizations authorized to dispense medical marijuana in New York. You can also learn more about our current Be. locations here.
New York State has approved patients with the following symptoms, severe debilitating and life-threatening conditions to be considered for the Medical Cannabis program. To determine if you qualify, visit a registered medical professional. You can find a list of medical professionals registered in New York here.
SEVERE DEBILITATING OR LIFE-THREATENING CONIDTIONS*
Cancer, HIV Infection or AIDS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury with Spasticity, Epilepsy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Neuropathy, Huntington’s Disease, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Chronic Pain (as defined by 10 NYCRR §1004.2(a)(8)(xi)), Pain that degrades health and functional capability as an alternative to opioid use or substance use disorder.
CLINICALLY ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS, SYMPTOMS OR COMPLICATIONS
Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome, Severe or Chronic Pain, Severe Nausea, Seizures, Severe or persistent muscle spasms, Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder (PTSD), Opioid Use Disorder
*This list is provided by the New York State Department of Health. For a complete list of qualifying conditions, and the most up to date information on the Medical Marijuana Program in New York, please visit the Department of Health website here.