PharmaCannis is a medical cannabis provider under the New York Compassionate Care Act. We take pride in the professionalism, compassion, security and privacy we provide to patients and caregivers.

PharmaCannis strives to enhance the lives of patients through quality products and impeccable service, while maintaining a clean, safe, and peaceful environment. We seek to improve our community’s understanding of medical marijuana and its effects through reliance on science-based research. Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable and compassionate. We will always maintain full, accurate, and complete compliance with New York law.

ID Card

Do I Qualify?

What is a Serious Condition?

A serious condition is defined as: “having one of the following severe debilitating or life- threatening conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication or intractable spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Neuropathies
  • Huntington’s disease

Or as added by the commissioner; and any of the following conditions where it is clinically associated with, or a complication of, a condition under this paragraph or its treatment: cachexia or wasting syndrome

  • severe or chronic pain
  • severe nausea; seizures
  • severe or persistent muscle spasms
  • or such conditions as are added by the commissioner.”

Any other condition can be added by the Commissioner at any time.


Application Process

Where to Apply:

A patient can apply for a medical marijuana card by completing the patient application form online:

Apply Online

If the patient is under 21, a parent or legal guardian can make the application as the designated caregivers. Patients must pay $50 fee which can be reduced or waived if s/he is experiencing financial hardship. If the application is approved, DOH will issue the patients registry card that will include any limitations regarding forms or dosage made by the certifying doctor. 

To begin the process, patients must be certified for the medical use of marijuana by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician's assistant who has taken an online course and registered with the program. After receiving the certification, patients must apply online for registration with the Department. Soon after registering online, patients will receive a registry identification card (ID card) in the mail. Certified patients must show the ID card when they buy medical marijuana at a dispensing facility.




Medical Marijuana Registration Facts:


  1. Patients must first have a certification from their physician, nurse practitioner, or physician's assistant, who must be registered with the Department.

  2. Certified patients will submit their application for registration using the Department's online system that is accessed through Patients who do not have a account will need to visit and click the "Don't have an Account?" button to create a personal ID first. Patients with a account will login to, click the "Health Applications" icon, and then click the "Medical Marijuana Data Management System" link to register.

  3. There is a $50 application fee pursuant to Public Health Law § 3363(2)(f). This fee will be billed to you at a later date, unless you obtain a waiver for financial hardship.

  4. Patients will be required to provide proof of their identity and residency during the application process. Click here for additional information regarding required documentation.

  5. Patients may designate up to two caregivers during the registration process. After the patient's application is approved, the designated caregiver(s) must then register with the Department.

  6. Patient registration expires when the certification that was issued by the practitioner expires.

  7. The registry ID card will be mailed to the certified patient after the application is approved.

  8. Patients must have the registry ID card and their certification in order to purchase approved medical marijuana products, as recommended by their certifying physician, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant, from a registered organization's dispensing facility.

  9. Patients must always carry their registry ID card whenever they possess approved medical marijuana products.

  10. No one may transport medical marijuana products outside of New York State.

  11. New York State does not accept certifications or registry ID cards from other states.

  12. A certified patient or designated caregiver who has been issued a registry ID card shall notify the Medical Marijuana Program of any change in his or her name, address, or if he or she no longer has the serious condition noted on the card within ten (10) business days of such change.


  • Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.
  • A list of participating facilities and organizations is located here.
  • You can reach the Medical Marijuana Program by emailing or calling 1-866-811-7957.