”I’m interested in getting a medical marijuana card and I know you have to see a doctor to get approval, where can I find a doctor or practitioner for this?”
Getting seen by a medical marijuana practitioner in New York is simpler than ever right now through the use of HelloMD. HelloMD combines online doctors and education content, helping patients make informed decisions about cannabis and alternative healthcare decisions. HelloMD’s doctors, nurses, and health coaches provide medical cannabis certifications, healthcare, advice, and prescriptions individualized for your health concerns.
While they have previously operated their telehealth business exclusively in Canada. In February of 2020, HelloMD opened up its non-traditional digital health platform in New York. Residents of New York now have access to experienced healthcare practitioners from the comfort of their own homes.
New York State allows for qualifying Telehealth consultations between patients and doctors for cannabis. The following are qualifying conditions for getting a medical card in the state of New York:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Chronic pain
- Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
- Huntington’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Opioid use disorder
- Parkinson’s disease
- Opioid replacement
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
New York expanded its list of qualifying conditions to include chronic pain. This condition is broadened to “any pain lasting longer than 12 weeks” this can consist of migraines, back pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and others. Cannabis is an effective treatment for all of these conditions.
Talking to a licensed healthcare practitioner is the first step in getting approved for one of New York’s qualifying conditions. You will need to provide your practitioner with a medical case which you can complete on HelloMD’s website when you register.
Your medical information remains private between you and your practitioner. After paying a fee of $129 and completing your registration, you will be connected with one of HelloMD’s many excellent practitioners. During your consultation, your medical history will be reviewed, and you will discuss your condition to determine whether or not cannabis is the right treatment for you. Once you are approved, you will receive a unique certification number and be on your way to getting a medical cannabis card!