The New York Department of Health does publish a list of qualified New York State providers for medical marijuana certifications here We have New York State medical marijuana providers available via telemedicine video-chat from 8:00am - 10:00pm everyday ready to help patients connect with a doctor using a phone, tablet, or computer.
For example, in Shepherd v. Kohl's Dep't Stores, 17 the court pointed out that "there is no evidence plaintiff was fired because of his disability and not because of the manner in which he chose to treat that condition." The court thus distinguished between plaintiff's underlying disability and the treatment for that disability (i.e., medical marijuana), finding that discrimination based on one's choice of treatment is entirely lawful.
The most difficult part of the process has always been finding a registered physician who prescribes for medical cannabis, but now we make that Online Medical Marijuana Application New York much easier by allowing you not only access to physicians, but you can meet with them online via video chat and get approved then and there.
If the qualified physician deems you a suitable candidate for medical marijuana use, he or she will issue you a certification for medical marijuana - however, even after receiving the certification from a physician, additional steps must be taken before you can purchase cannabis from a legal dispensary.
Alas, once you've been turned down for an MMJ Card, even if you had a certified doctor backing it up, there's not much else you can do. Of course, marijuana is now legal for recreational use in the state of Massachusetts and is available for purchase as well.
Here, the court held that even if the employer "had a drug policy prohibiting the use of marijuana, even where lawfully prescribed by a physician, the employer would have a duty to engage in an interactive process with the employee to determine whether there were equally effective medical alternatives to marijuana whose use would not be in violation of its policy." 23 Thus, concluded the Barbuto court, failing a drug test is not a valid basis for terminating a legal medical marijuana user unless the employer unsuccessfully sought to obtain agreement with the employee on an accommodation other than marijuana.
The Medical Marijuana Program (MMP), under the auspices of the Department of Health oversees medical cannabis registry, certification, purchase, and dispensing for patients and caregivers The MMP also manages the certification and registry, and regulation of practitioners and dispensing facilities.
And lastly, if you are caught using marijuana in public view (i.e. smoking or otherwise consuming cannabis in public where other people can see you), you may still be charged with a misdemeanor (even if the possession is under 25 g), and get hit with possible jail time and a $250 fine.
Folded into the bustle of Union Square, New York City's first medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors this week, but as the afternoon dragged on, hardly anyone showed up. For some, it was a sign that New York's medical marijuana program would go up in smoke.
Certified patients or their designated caregivers should dispose of expired or unwanted medical marijuana products by adding water to the medical marijuana and then dirt, coffee grounds, ashes or another undesirable substance, prior to disposal in the trash, to avoid accidental or intentional misuse of the product.