Medical Marijuana Cards in Staten Island

Online Consults for Staten Island Residents


Read on to learn how you can get your Medical Marijuana Cards in Staten Island.

Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City, in the U.S. state of New York. It is located in the southwest portion of the city and is separated from New Jersey by the Arthur Kill and the Kill Van Kull and from the rest of New York by New York Bay. The North Shore of Staten Island is the most urban part of the island; it contains the designated St. George Historic District and the St. Paul’s Avenue-Stapleton Heights Historic District, which feature large Victorian houses. The East Shore is home to the fourth largest boardwalk in the world- the F.D.R. Boardwalk. The South Shore, is now mostly suburban. The West Shore is the most industrial part of the island.

Reaching Staten Island from Brooklyn requires crossing the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. To reach the borough from New Jersey, one must cross via the Outerbridge Crossing, Goethals Bridge and Bayonne Bridge. Staten Island is the only borough that is not connected to the New York City Subway system. The Staten Island Ferry connects the borough across New York Harbor to Manhattan and is a popular tourist attraction, providing views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Lower Manhattan. This ferry is free!Staten Island is the least populated borough of NYC with an estimated population of 479,458 in 2017. As mentioned in the 2009 American Community Survey,  Staten Island’s population was predominantly 75.7% White (65.8% non-Hispanic White alone), 10.2% Black or African American (9.6% non-Hispanic Black or African American alone)….There is also a significant Polish community and a large Sri Lankan community. Little Sri Lanka in the Tompkinsville neighborhood is home to one of the largest Sri Lankan communities outside of the country of Sri Lanka.[47][48]. The island’s remoteness takes a little more effort to reach NYC and surrounding areas for many services. One such example is not having a state approved medical marijuana dispensary in the borough.  Residents of Staten Island must rely on getting to neighboring boroughs like Manhattan and Brooklyn or have their medication delivered (which is a nice option.). Hopefully, this year, that will change. Getting to a registered medical marijuana provider to get certified may also prove difficult due to the smaller number of available on the island. Luckily, Medical Marijuana Recs NY can help with that! This 100% telemedicine service (Online) is a godsend for residents of Staten Island who wish to get a card to medicate legally with medical marijuana.With the help of technology, one can easily get certified ONLINE without leaving their peaceful island!

Medical Marijuana Recs NY, a New York based company, is committed to providing the residents of  Staten Island with easy access to online telemedicine appointments to get certified.  Again, this method of visitation is advantageous for those who live far from medical marijuana providers or cannot travel to a doctor’s offices because of their severe, chronic, debilitating conditions. Lauraine Kanders,NP and her team at Medical Marijuana Recs NY make this service possible to qualified residents via telemedicine, also known as “video chat” for the purposes of providing the people of Staten Island with expert service in a safe, quick, easy, and efficient manner. Their goal is to help those living in Staten Island to achieve healthier lifestyles and manage their chronic conditions safely with cannabis use. By working with these medical cannabis experts, you will discover how to improve your well-being using medical marijuana. The testimonials on the web speak for themselves. After reading them, you will come to realize that you will be in good hands.

When you connect with the Medical Marijuana Recs NY practitioners, you see how compassionate, caring and committed they truly are. Lauraine Kanders, NP and her team are thorough and make sure that you meet the residency and medical requirements by evaluating your documents for free! The entire process is fast; all you need is an internet connection and a device. Superb safeguards are in place to ensure HIPAA compliance. Medical records are encrypted and your online visits are conducted on a secure portal. Google the reviews to appreciate their value!

Why Medical Marijuana?


The prevalence of severe, chronic, debilitating pain in the form of migraine headaches in America has been high over the past 19 years according to this 2018 study. Self-reported migraine and severe headache in the US adult population affects roughly 1 out of every 6 Americans; gender-wise it affects 1 in 5 women.

Migraines, cluster headaches, and chronic headaches are common types of pain experienced by many. The question being asked is “Can medical marijuana treat pain from migraines?”

Migraine pain, often described as relentless due to the long duration of the flare, can be quite debilitating. The with migraines are often hyper-sensitive to light and sound. One treatment migraine afflicted Americans are turning to is medical marijuana. There is some promising evidence to support the use of medical marijuana for relief of migraine symptoms.

Historically, the use of marijuana for the treatment of headaches is documented from at least the 1800s. Many prominent physicians of that era advocated it as effective for both relief and preventative treatment. In the early 20th century, both British and American pharmacists routinely dispensed marijuana for headaches. In 1938, a comprehensive review was published, which argued against the Illegalization of marijuana citing medicinal reasons!

More recent modern research attempts to shed light on why medical cannabis may be an effective treatment for migraines and headaches. Some speculate that they can be caused by an endocannabinoid deficiency. The endocannabinoid system is a naturally occurring system in the human body. The body naturally produces cannabinoid-like substances during its processes. This is why cannabinoids found in cannabis or marijuana act on this system to produce their effects.

Some preliminary studies have suggested a class of migraines may have multiple and significant relationships to the body’s endocannabinoid function. For example, the compound called Anandamide (AEA) acts on at least two receptors in the endocannabinoid system. This indicates there may be a therapeutic effect for cannabis in the treatment and prevention of migraines. Other studies suggest reduced levels of AEA in certain areas of the brain could reflect an impairment of the endocannabinoid system in migraine and chronic headache patients. This could explain both the therapeutic effect of marijuana based cannabinoids as well as why migraine attacks and pain happens. Cannabinoid receptor 1 may play a role in managing migraines. Despite the promising results of these early studies, further clinical research is being conducted to verify the effects of medical marijuana in both the treatment and prevention of migraines.

Here is a recent study that had 121 adult participants who complained of migraines. They used migraine medications along with several forms of medical marijuana, including an edible and an inhaled form. Of this group of participants, 19.8% experienced a decrease in migraine frequency, 11.6% experienced improvement of acute migraine attacks, and 11.6% experienced side effects. While the research evidence thus far is positive, you should keep in mind the vast majority of the clinical evidence so far is case-based or laboratory-based research. Systematic clinical trials, with large samples and randomized control groups, are needed to further investigate these early findings.

Medical marijuana is one hopeful option for patients managing chronic migraines due to their link with the endocannabinoid system. At Medical Marijuana Recs NY, we provide our visitors with online video chats to become certified for Medical Marijuana in New York State. We have helped many with migraines to achieve the relief and can help you too! Lauraine Kanders NP and her team will get you certified with this condition and many others. Click here to see if you qualify!

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The Process


By following some easy steps, you can get certified for medical marijuana in New York 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 of the New York 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 Staten Island! New Brighton, Livingston, Huguenot West Brighton, Great Kill, Annadale, or anywhere else…we can see 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 Yorker’s, we have helped countless patients and would love to help you too! Partner with Medical Marijuana Recs NY and book an appointment today.

“Feel Better, Heal Better and Live Better!”



Meet Your Local Dispensaries

GOOD NEWS! Citiva Coming to Staten Island soon!

Nearest are Brooklyn and Manhattan.

“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


“Our mission in New York is to provide the highest grade medical marijuana in the safest and most welcoming environment.”

Phone: (646) 846-5551
Address: 433 5th Ave, New York, NY, 10016
Hours: 10am – 8 pm Monday-Sunday
Products: Pens, Drops, Gels, Lotions

MedMen Buffalo

MedMen Syracuse

MedMen Lake Success

MedMen Fifth Avenue (Bryant Park)


“Our mission is to improve the quality of life for patients in New York State by providing access to the highest quality, pharmaceutical-grade medical marijuana treatments available.”

Phone: (914) 437 7898
Address: 142 E. 39th St, New York, NY, 10016
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:10am – 6pm; Thursday 12N-7 PM; Friday 10 AM-6pm; Saturday 11am-5pm
Products: Capsule, Tincture, Oral Spray, Vaporization, Powder

Etain Health Medical Marijuana Dispensary – NYC

Etain Health Medical Marijuana Dispensary Syracuse

Etain Health Medical Marijuana Dispensary Kingston

Etain Health Medical Marijuana Dispensary – Yonkers


“Our mission is to provide patients suffering from debilitating and life-threatening illnesses with compassionate service and access to high-quality medical marijuana from trained medical professionals.”

Phone: (212) 689-8676
Address: 2 E 30th St, New York, NY 10016
Hours: Closed Sunday/Monday, 10 AM-7 PM Tuesday, 10AM-6PM Wednesday-Friday , 10 AM-3PM Saturday
Products: Capsules, Oral Spray, Powder, Suppository, Tablet, Tincture, Topical, Vape Cartridge
Fiorello Pharmaceuticals