Medical Marijuana

In July 2014, Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature enacted the Compassionate Care Act which made medical marijuana available for certified patients with serious conditions and is dispensed and administered in a manner that is intended to protect public health and safety. Below are links to information about the law and the regulations to implement it. There have been recent changes to the regulations related to adding covered conditions and clarifying handling of marijuana when patients are admitted to acute care facilities.

NYS DOH Medical Marijuana Page

Frequently Asked Questions (DOH)

Looking for best practices on medical marijuana? Contact our NYSCHP Advocacy team ([email protected]) for more information.