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NY Launches Medical Marijuana Program Registration

WAMC composite image by Dave Lucas

Patients can now apply online to register for the Medical Marijuana Program.

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with a specific severe, debilitating or life-threatening condition that may be treated with medical marijuana?

New Yorkers who would like to buy marijuana for medical purposes from one of the state's five newly-licensed producers in 2016 can now apply online to the state's Medical Marijuana Patient Certification and Registration System.

Patients must first be certified by their physician, who must be registered with the Department.  There is a $50 application fee billed to the patient at a later date, unless a waiver for financial hardship has been obtained.

Click here for FAQs or for information on how to contact the medical marijuana program.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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