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Medical Marijuana Certifications
in New York State

Documents for Medical Marijuana Qualification in NYS

Documents for both your condition AND your associated or complicating condition are required

YOU CANNOT QUALIFY IN NY FOR MMJ CERTIFICATE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THESE CONDITIONS  & PROOF OF RESIDENCY

Documents: For Qualifying Conditions *PICK 1

Cancer

Recent pathology reports of Cancer by Oncologist is optimal. Substitutes may be permissible.

+HIV/AIDS

Documentation on your medical record of HIV/AIDS.  Meds.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Documentation on your medical record of ALS. Meds.

Parkinson's Disease

Documentation of PD on your medical record. Meds.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Evidence of MS (e.g. demyelinating lesions) which has occurred in at least 2 separate locations of the central nervous system (CNS) at two different points in time documented preferably by Neurologist. Supporting tests: MRI, VEP, CSF. Meds. 

Damage to nervous tissue of spinal cord with objective neuro indication of intractable spasticity

For ex:

MS, CP, Stroke, Meningitis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Parkinson's, Huntington's


Documentation and supporting tests on a medical record by Neurologist or treating provider.

Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

Epilepsy

Documentation on your medical record of epilepsy by the treating neurologist. Evidence of diagnostic testing, meds and a Neuro exam.

Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD)

Detailed documentation on your medical record of IBD.  Evidence of meds and/or diagnostic testing.

Neuropathy

Detailed documentation on your medical record of Neuropathy. Evidence of meds and/or diagnostic testing.

Chronic pain as defined by 10 NYCRR §1004.2(a)(8)(xi)

Documentation of severe debilitating pain which degrades your health and functional capability OR documentation if you have contraindications, have experienced intolerable side effects or have experienced failure of 1 or more previously tried therapeutic options

AND documented evidence of pain extending 3 months or more beyond onset OR if the practitioner reasonably anticipates that the pain will last 3 months or more beyond onset.  


What does this mean? Check out some of these POTENTIAL examples.

  1. I am no longer able to go out by myself to go shopping or take a simple shower independently because of my severe pain AND my pain that has lasted 4 months
  2. Percocet failed to manage my pain AND my doctor feels that this will probably not change after 3 months.
  3. I am no longer able to walk without assistance AND my provider agrees that my pain has been there for 5 months.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Documentation of PTSD on your medical record by the treating Psychiatrist or licensed therapist. Meds.

Huntington's Disease

Documentation of HD on your medical record with a supporting neurological exam and preferably either genetic or diagnostic testing.

Opioid Use or Opioid Replacement

Documentation for any of these:

1. Opioid Use

2. A condition for which an Opioid could be prescribed

3. After surgery with or without an Opioid

4. Opioid Use Disorder as long as the patient is concurrently enrolled in a treatment program certified pursuant to Article 32 of the Mental Hygiene Law.  

Documents: For Complicating Condition*PICK 1

Medical Marijuana for Complicating Conditions

Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome

Documentation on your medical record to support weight loss, muscle atrophy, fatigue, weakness and significant loss of appetite that is not intentional.

Severe or Chronic Pain

Detailed documentation on your medical record. Evidence of pain meds and pain history. (Note: not same for chronic pain as a Condition- see above)

Severe Nausea

Detailed documentation on your medical record. Evidence of meds.

Seizures

Detailed documentation on your medical record. Evidence of meds.

PTSD

Documentation of your PTSD condition.

Severe or Persistent Muscle Spasms

Detailed documentation on your medical record. Evidence of meds.

Opioid Use Disorder

 This is NOT an associated condition for Opioid Use. It is an associated condition for Opioid Use Disorder for those enrolled in a treatment program certified pursuant to Article 32 of the Mental Hygiene Law 

SEND US YOUR DOCS

Email: Documents@mmr-ny.com

FAX: 516-299-9118