How to register for Medical Marijuana: New York Registry

How to be a Registered Patient in New York

1. Once you receive certification from our cannabis doctor, you must register with the Medical Cannabis program through the Department’s online Patient Registration System.

Patients must log in to https://my.ny.gov/, click the “Health Applications” icon, and then click the “Medical Marijuana Data Management System” link to register. Patients who do not have an NY.gov account will need to click the “Don’t have an Account?” button to create a personal NY.gov ID first. For step-by-step instructions on how to create a My.NY.gov account, click on the link below for instructions https://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/medical_marijuana/docs/my_ny_gov_instructions.pdf

For step-by-step instructions on how to register as a patient or caregiver, select the “HELP” link within the Medical Marijuana Data Management System or click on the link below for instructions https://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/medical_marijuana/patients/docs/patient_caregiver_registration_instructions.pdf
2. Patients need to provide proof of their identity and residency during the application process. Click on the link below for additional information regarding required documentation.
https://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/medical_marijuana/patients/registration_prerequisites.htm

3. You will need to pay $50 application fee;
the Department is currently waiving the $50 fee for all patients and their designated caregivers.

Simply select “Bill Me Later” when registering and the application fee will be waived.

4. After a patient or caregiver’s registration is processed, the Department will mail a registry identification card (ID card) directly to the patient or caregiver home address. Registrations expire when the certification that was issued by the practitioner expires. Patients must bring their registry ID cards and their certifications to a registered dispensing facility in order to purchase medical marijuana products.Caregivers obtaining medical marijuana on behalf of their patients must bring their caregiver registry identification cards and their patients’ certifications to the dispensing facility.