As an approved patient or caregiver in New York’s Medical Marijuana Program, keeping your records up-to-date is critical to ensuring that you have continued access to the dispensary and the products you need. Please review the following guidelines to help make sure your patient certification and medical marijuana card remain active.
Every Patient Certification has two expiration dates: The “End Date” written at the bottom right of the Dosing Recommendations section of the Patient Certification, and the “Patient Certification Expiration Date” written right below the “End Date”.
If the “End Date” has passed, but the “Patient Certification Expiration Date” has not yet passed, please contact your recommending practitioner to obtain an update to your existing Patient Certification. At this time, you will not need to re-register with the New York State Department of Health; your current Medical Marijuana Card is still valid.
If your “Patient Certification Expiration Date” has passed, please contact your recommending practitioner to obtain a new Patient Certification. At this time, you will need to re-register with the New York State Department of Health; your current Medical Marijuana Card is no longer valid. Please visit our Get a Card page if you’d like to review the steps of the registration process.
Medical Marijuana Card
Please note that your Medical Marijuana Card will expire on the same date as the Patient Certification Expiration Date. If your Medical Marijuana Card has already expired, you will need to obtain a new one. However, you may contact the Department of Health during the 30 days leading up to your Patient Certification Expiration Date in order to update your existing Medical Marijuana Card. Updating your card ahead of its expiration will save you the trouble of having to wait for a new card to arrive in the mail.
Have Additional Questions?
Try visiting the New York State Medical Marijuana Program Website or by calling this number: 866-811-7957.