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New York State Approved Medical Marijuana

Common Medical Marijuana Questions:

  •  What is the first step to obtaining medical marijuana?

The first step is speaking with your treating practitioner about whether the medical use of marijuana is appropriate for your condition. If your practitioner determines it is an appropriate treatment for you and he or she is registered with the New York State Department of Health’s Medical Marijuana Program, he or she may issue you a certification for medical marijuana.

  •  What conditions make me eligible to get medical marijuana?

You may be eligible for medical marijuana if you have been diagnosed with one or more of the following severe debilitating or life-threatening conditions: cancer, HIV infection or AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury with spasticity, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathy, Huntington’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain (as defined by 10 NYCRR §1004.2(a)(8)(xi)), pain that degrades health and functional capability as an alternative to opioid use or substance use disorder. The severe debilitating or life-threatening condition must also be accompanied by one or more of the following associated or complicating conditions: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, or severe or persistent muscle spasms, PTSD or opioid use disorder.

 

Medical Marijuana vs.
Conventional PTSD Medications

Conventional PTSD treatment involves costly and potentially habit-forming medications which can have significant side effects.

Virtually free of physical dependence or side effects, this tightly regulated all-inclusive natural remedy is now available for those with a qualifying diagnosis such as PTSD

By acting on the part of your brain that regulates mood and memory, appetite, pain perception, pleasure, concentration, sensory and time perception, Medical Marijuana can provide effective, gentle relief from PTSD symptoms.

In 2017, New York State approved Medical Marijuana in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD affects an estimated 8% of Americans-24.4 million people-roughly the population of Texas, according to the NIMH.

Caused by exposure to a traumatic event, PTSD can manifest with repetitive nightmares, high levels of anxiety and depressed mood with a loss of interest in activities that were previously enjoyed.

These in combination with other symptoms make it next to impossible to feel relaxed, get restful sleep, let go of self-blame, or find emotional peace.

Low in cost compared to a regimen of multiple pharmaceutical medications

this one plant provides a one-stop-shop treatment for a variety of symptoms.

Countless PTSD studies document Medical Marijuana’s ability to soothe anxiety, calm aggression, alleviate sleep disorders, and stabilize mood swings.

PTSD & Medical Marijuana Testimonials

From patients who are already reaping the benefits

I wanted to get off all the prescription meds I’ve been taking for years to treat PTSD. I was taking 3 sleeping pills a night.

Since starting Medical Marijuana, I have stopped the pills, have been sleeping better and feel more rested in the morning without the medication hangover.

-Patient

I’ve had severe anxiety my whole life. Only Xanax worked. Marijuana always helped but wasn’t legal and I was afraid of losing my job.

Medical Marijuana has eliminated my panic attacks, severe anxiety. Now I can walk into any situation feeling confident and good.

-Patient

I was on multiple psych and pain meds that caused side effects, made me sleepy, and created dependence.

After 15 years seeing doctor after doctor, taking medication after medication and being treated like a drug seeker, my symptoms are finally in remission and all from just Medical Marijuana!

-Patient

Treating PTSD with Medical Marijuana
A Quick, Easy, Affordable Solution

We know very well, people with PTSD who use Medical Marijuana, often experience more relief from their symptoms than they do from antidepressants and other psychiatric medications.

-Dr. Alexander Neumeister

Director, Department of Psychiatry and Radiology, NYU School of Medicine

If you’re experiencing several of the following symptoms, you might be suffering from PTSD:

  • Decreased/loss interest in activities
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Fear and/or anxiety
  • Feeling isolated
  • Hypervigilance
  • Irritability and/or aggression
  • Negative thoughts, feelings, emotion about self-and/or world
  • Risky and/or destructive behavior
  • Struggle concentrating

Receive an evaluation from Chris for New York State’s Medical Marijuana Program for PTSD.

Hi Chris. I really appreciate you getting me in so quickly.

If you are able to accept me as a hardship client I would be grateful.

I can bring in my Social Security benefit letter. I am low income.

My job is part time and mostly seasonal.

Thank You!

-Patient

Patient

Chris you really are the man! And again can not tell you, especially with a few things going on today, how much I truly appreciate you always being there for me to help out.

Even if I do relocate to out here I will make it a priority to still hopefully have you as my doctor.

Thanks again man for being the best doctor I've ever had!

-Patient

Patient