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Dear Friend:


New York State Department of Health recently expanded the State’s Medical Marijuana Program with the goal of improving patient, practitioner and provider experiences.


Major recent developments include:

  • Five additional Registered Organizations are approved to open 20 additional dispensaries within the year
  • Medical Marijuana may now be distributed in topicals and semi-solid product form.
  • Chronic Pain is now a qualifying condition for patients seeking Medical Marijuana use.
  • Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants may now certify patients for Medical Marijuana use.
  • Mandatory practitioner education has been reduced to a two hour course (down from four hours), which may be accessed through
  • Home Delivery of medical marijuana is now permitted.
  • Telemedicine is approved for patient access to treatment for qualified conditions.
  • Registered practitioners may now consent to be part of a state-wide public directory.

Currently there are 1,263 practitioners and 32,597 patients participating in New York’s Medical Marijuana Program. Abrams Fensterman, LLP continues to be at the forefront of the Medical Marijuana developments in New York State. Please contact Elizabeth S. Kase, Esq. with any inquiries you may have about Medical Marijuana law in New York State.

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