As Medical Marijuana Is Legal
States that legalize medicinal cannabis allow doctors to issue certificates that authorize patients to purchase and use cannabis treatments. A physician must certify that a condition listed under state law warrants medicinal cannabis, as well as set limits on how much marijuana the individual can purchase and possess. Certification allows individuals to avoid some restrictions placed upon non-certified patients such as limits on how much they can grow at home or having to go through specific dispensaries for purchasing cannabis products.
Current, the only legal way of acquiring medical marijuana in New York is through getting certified by your physician. The process starts by scheduling a consultation with one of Veriheal’s licensed New York doctors; then the physician will evaluate your symptoms and answer any queries that arise during your consultation session.
If a doctor determines that medical marijuana is appropriate for you, they will issue you a New York State Patient Certification with Registry ID number. This document permits you to purchase and possess up to 60 days worth of low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) marijuana; low THC refers to any part of the cannabis plant or its derivatives such as tinctures, oils or capsules containing less than 0.5 percent THC content. In order to qualify for medical marijuana certification in New York State you must reside as resident.
New York law permits patients to appoint up to five caregivers. Each must be aged at least 21 and assist a certified patient with buying and using medical marijuana. A caregiver must possess either a valid state-issued driver’s license or ID card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles as well as pass a background check and fingerprinting process before being permitted.
State law mandates that health care providers who certify patients take an OCM-approved course on medical cannabis use in order to ensure they possess sufficient knowledge of its uses, as well as being able to advise patients appropriately. Training courses offered throughout the country by OCM are free for health care providers approved by them.
Not to worry though; once these requirements have been fulfilled all that’s needed for getting a medical marijuana card is one visit with a licensed physician and/or online telemedicine service registered with OCM to make sure you receive legitimate care – for this, use only registered services (such as registered online telemedicine services registered with OCM ). Some telemedicine companies offer discounts or financial assistance programs so ask about those that offer discounts based on eligibility for such assistance programs; depending on your condition the physician may suggest trying different strains/products while helping create a plan to manage taking medication correctly and responsibly.