New York Department of Health Enhances Medical Marijuana Program

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has announced several new enhancements to the state’s Medical Marijuana Program as the number of certified patients continues to rise since chronic pain became a qualifying condition. 

The changes aim to simplify the registration process for practitioners, making it easier to certify patients for the medical marijuana program. The NYSDOH also approved the addition of a second course on the medical use of marijuana, a prerequisite for practitioners who want to participate in the program.  

Since chronic pain became a qualifying condition in March, an additional 7,504 patients have become certified for the program -- a 50% increase.

Currently, there are 1,066 registered practitioners and 22,496 certified patients in New York’s Medical Marijuana Program.

For more information on New York’s Medical Marijuana Program, visit: www.health.ny.gov/regulations/medical_marijuana/.


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