Medical Marijuana Cards in Sunset Park

Online Consults for Sunset Park Residents


Read this to know how to get your Medical Marijuana Cards in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Brooklyn is considered the most populated borough of New York City. There are roughly 2.7 million residents. Brooklyn received its name after the Dutch village of Breukelen. Brooklyn borders Queens and Western Long Island. It is surrounded by water and thus has several bridges and tunnels that connect to Manhattan across the East River. To reach Staten Island from Brooklyn, one only needs to cross over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Brooklyn is enormous. Located in Kings County: the second most populated county in the United States. 

Brooklyn was an independent incorporated city (and previously an authorized village and town within the provisions of the New York State Constitution) until January 1, 1898. Eventually, Brooklyn was consolidated with the other cities, boroughs, and counties to form the modern City of New York, surrounding the Upper New York Bay with five constituent boroughs. Like the other boroughs, Brooklyn maintains distinct culture. Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves. The six main historical Dutch towns are: Bushwick, Brooklyn, Flatlands, Gravesend, New Utrecht and Flatbush. 

In the first decades of the 21st century, Brooklyn has experienced a transition as an avant-garde destination for “hipsters,” with concomitant gentrification, large house price increases, and a decrease in low income housing. Of late, Brooklyn has evolved into a thriving hub of entrepreneurship and high-tech start-ups, and of art and design.

Here are some fun facts: Brooklyn has 30 miles of shoreline with beautiful beaches. It is on Long Island but is not considered part of Long Island. It was settled by the Dutch as a farming village in the early 1600s, hence the name Breukelen. A cold war bomb shelter, which included crackers, medical supplies, paper blankets and water drums) was found on the Brooklyn Bridge during a routine structural inspection by city workers. Interestingly, Brooklyn is home to 700 arts and cultural institutions, some of which include: The Brooklyn Museum The Brooklyn MuseumNew York Transit Museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Historical Center, Barclays Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum. More familiarly, Brooklyn is known for famous products like Twinkies, Sweet ‘N Low, Teddy Bears, the first roller coaster, the first bank card and of course, Nathan’s famous hot dogs!

When you ride through Brooklyn neighborhoods you will appreciate the melting pot that Brooklyn has become. There are several micro neighborhoods in Brooklyn. “Little Poland” is an area in Greenpoint, that is rich in polish culture and history. “Little Odessa,” in Brighton Beach, holds the highest concentration of Russian immigrants outside of the eastern hemisphere. “Little Pakistan,” home to the largest population of Pakistani in NYC is located on Coney Island Avenue. Lastly, “Little West Indies” is home to a strong West Indian and Caribbean group in the area of Crown Heights.

With its close proximity to NYC, understandably, “Brooklynites” lead full busy lives. With the legalization of medical marijuana in the state of New York, “Brooklynites” can now qualify for medical cannabis to treat their medical conditions right from the comfort of their own home. There are now a few dispensaries right in Brooklyn for added convenience. Those in Sunset Park, located in the southwestern part of Brooklyn, bounded by Park Slope and Green-Wood Cemetery to the north, Borough Park to the east, Bay Ridge to the south, and Upper New York Bay to the west are in luck.

Lauraine Kanders,NP is a registered medical marijuana practitioner, has an outstanding reputation in the industry and can help you to get certified for medical cannabis.  Her company, Medical Marijuana Recs NY is a premier certifying online service and will meet all of your needs as you seek to get your card.  She will review your documents at no cost and will tell you if you have a  qualifying condition. The formal consult will occur online where you will connect to the practitioner with a device of your choice through a secure HIPAA compliant video chat platform. You will discover how to improve your well being using medical cannabis because these practitioners place a strong emphasis on education during the consultation. No need to take a subway and waste half a day. Enjoy staying home to get certified in a matter of minutes!

Why Medical Marijuana?


Did you know that New York State is one of only a few states with a Medical Marijuana Program to make it law that any facility that dispenses medical cannabis cannot even open or operate unless there’s a New York state–licensed pharmacist on the premises.? Folks, this is great news because you have access to medical professionals at the dispensary that are educated on the use of medical marijuana at all times.

While registered practitioners of the NYS Medical Marijuana Program can recommend appropriate dosing and method of administration to their patients, they can also defer this action to dispensary pharmacist. While you may ask why your provider may do this, there are several potentially good answers. For one thing, not every dispensary offers the products that may be recommended to you in the dose or form of administration that you may be asked to take. Few offer pure CBD oil with no THC and some do not carry oral lotion, for instance. There may be medical concerns. Those with familial members with Schizophrenia may need special consideration to avoid  the potential for hallucinations and delusions. Others with fat malabsorption may not tolerate oil products and may need a water- based product.  A dispensary pharmacist would have solutions to these issues.

Let’s not forget that medical cannabis can be a costly venture which requires cash or debit card payment on the spot. The amount you are willing to spend may be a defining factor. Dispensaries do not take credit cards. Practitioners are not always aware of pricing at different dispensaries and are forbidden from steering you towards one over the other. The pharmacist is the best one to know products and prices and can put it all together for you in an affordable plan.

While a thorough discussion of your qualifying condition with your nurse practitioner or physician will guarantee that you will receive the appropriate information you need to plan for medical marijuana usage, you should also consider the opinion of the dispensary pharmacist. At times you will be given a dosing recommendation on your certificate and at other times you will be given the opportunity to have the pharmacist assist you with this. Your certificate is your passport into the dispensary. When you visit, present your certificate and come prepared with a list of symptoms that occur during the day and during the night. List also the frequency and intensity of the problem(s). Schedule a consult with the dispensing pharmacist and invite your caregiver to join. Talk about your disease state and the goals of therapy to determine the appropriate dose and formulation. The pharmacist is a professional who is great at symptom management. They understand the products and have a specialized understanding of the pharmacology. Get to know the pharmacist at the dispensary after you receive your medical marijuana certificate with Lauraine Kanders, ANP, ACNP-BC at Medical Marijuana Recs NY for the best advice at the lowest cost. All documents are reviewed for free. Google the reviews to see what sets her apart from the rest!

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The Process


By following some easy steps, you can get certified for medical marijuana in Brooklyn through our portal. Each state follows has its own regulations. But we thoroughly understand the requirements for getting a certification in NY, and cater to people who qualify for MM use within the state.




That is it! After you get your card, you will head to one the New York City Dispensaries to meet with a pharmacist to obtain products. The provision of the certificate and the card, however, depends on whether you qualify for the use according to the laws of the state.


We service all parts of Brooklyn! Whether you are from  Greenwood Heights, Borough Park, Kensington, Park or anywhere else…we are here for you, online!

Our video chat conference allows you to connect with our medical cannabis specialists from your home on your device at your convenience.

New Yorkers, we have helped countless patients and would love to help you too! Partner with Medical Marijuana Recs NY and book an appointment today.

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Meet Your Local Dispensaries

“From our staff to our facilities, providing a safe and comfortable experience is our number one goal.”


Phone: (917) 793-1107
Address:178 North 4th St. Brooklyn, NY 11249

Hours: Monday to Sat 10 AM- 7 PM, Closed Sunday

Online Ordering Available
Products: Oral Solutions, Oral Spray, Chewable Tablets, Capsules, Vape Cartridges
Remedy – Brooklyn
Remedy – Hudson Valley
Remedy – Long Island
Remedy – Mohawk Valley

“Our Mission: To advance the science of cannabinoid medicine and improve the lives of people in communities around the world.”

Phone: 212-357-3145
Address: 202 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY (Across from Barclays Center, SW Side)
Hours: 10am – 7pm Daily
Products: See Website

Citiva Brooklyn

Citiva Hudson Valley

“Columbia Care’s Manhattan dispensary is the very first medical marijuana dispensary in New York State. We serve patients from all five boroughs of New York City and across New York State.”

Phone: 212-271-0925
Address: 44 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours: 10am – 6pm Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 9am – 6pm Thursday, and 10am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday
Products: Sublingual tinctures, Vaporization Oils, Hard-Pressed Tablets, Lotions, Suppositories

Columbia Brooklyn

Columbia Care Dispensary – Manhattan

Columbia Care Riverhead

Columbia Care Rochester