How to become a registered medical marijuana program practitioner.

  • To register in the program physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants  must be qualified to treat patients with one or more of the qualifying conditions: the law currently recognizes cancer, HIV/AIDS, ALS, MS, spinal cord injury with spasticity, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, epilepsy, IBD, neuropathies, chronic pain. Patients must also have one or more of the following complications: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe nausea, seizures, severe or persistent muscle spasm or chronic pain.
    • Licensed, in good standing as a physician and practicing medicine, as defined in article 131 of the Education Law, in New York State, or is certified, in good standing as a nurse practitioner and practicing, as defined in article 139 of the Education Law, in New York State, or is licensed, in good standing as a physician assistant and practicing in New York State, as defined in article 131-B of the Education Law, under the supervision of a physician.
    • Have completed four hour course approved by the commissioner.
    • For additional information visit:
      www.health.ny.gov/regulations/medical_marijuana/faq.html