New York Pain Medicine -- located in Midtown East, New York -- is registered with the New York State Medical Marijuana Program. After a full evaluation, Dr. Douglas Allen issues a certificate if your condition qualifies you for medicinal marijuana. To schedule your evaluation, contact the New York facility over the phone or try out the online booking system.
First, you need to make an appointment with a physician who is registered with the New York Medical Marijuana Program, such as Dr. Allen. At your first evaluation, you discuss your condition and symptoms with Dr. Allen, and he determines whether or not medicinal marijuana is appropriate for your situation.
If Dr. Allen thinks medical marijuana might help with your pain or other symptoms, he may issue you a certification for it. The certification must state:
At your appointment, you receive a paper copy of your certificate. From there, you must register with the New York State Department of Health website and pay the registration fee.
The health department sends your registration card through the mail. Once you get the registration card, you can take it to a certified dispensary to fill your prescription.
The New York State health department allows medicinal marijuana for certain severe, debilitating, or life-threatening conditions. Qualifying conditions for the Medical Marijuana Program that Dr. Allen treats include:
The conditions must also be accompanied by severe or chronic pain, nausea, seizures, or muscle spasms to qualify.
In New York, your doctor can prescribe marijuana in the following forms:
Smoking and taking edibles are not approved methods of administration.
Marijuana contains numerous substances that affect the body’s central nervous and immune systems. Cannabis and cannabinoids such as cannabidiol, dronabinol, and nabilone seem to relieve some of the side effects of cancer treatment and pain.
Some evidence shows medicinal marijuana may help:
To see if you’re a candidate for medicinal marijuana, schedule an evaluation with Dr. Allen online or over the phone.