Finding a doctor in New York who can and will prescribe medical marijuana to patients is like finding a needle in a haystack: they exists, but they’re so few that after a while of searching, you wonder if they’re even there at all. This is because less than one percent of all practicing medical doctors in the entire state have the appropriate licensing to prescribe it to their patients. If that doesn’t make things difficult enough, this will:
The list of participating doctors is not yet published.
So, even if you have the ability to get to one of the one percent of participating doctors, good luck finding them in the first place. NuggMD is here to offer a solution to New Yorkers who want to use marijuana as a medicine to treat their symptoms and ailments, but can’t find elsewhere to go.
With any video device that connects to the internet-your laptop, tablet, or even your smart phone-you can engage in a video conference with a prescribing doctor and enlist in the state’s medical marijuana program. Rather than dealing with the splitting headache caused by having to find a doctor from a friend of a friend and then endure the long, tedious waiting process that is often described as confusing, you can get your medical marijuana card from the comfort of your own home.
This is a massive breath of relief for potential patients as well as advocates nationwide, who are glad to see New Yorkers getting to take advantage of a system that is already present in many areas that have legalized medical marijuana.
When you log on to your conference with the doctor, they already have your information from a series of online forms that you have filled out. This assists in making the process as quick and convenient as possible. For only ten to fifteen minutes of your time, you can become a card-carrying patient, eligible for medical marijuana products in the state of New York. That is a fraction of the time that you’d otherwise spend looking for doctors to evaluate you for eligibility.
So far, 60,000 New York patients have turned to NuggMD to help them. In addition to providing the essential paperwork necessary for you to become a legal medical marijuana patient, your doctor will also guide you toward information to help you figure out which strains and products are best suited to your needs.
Ah, what a time to be alive.
Click here to read more about New York’s medical marijuana program, Nugg MD and other issues facing the program today.
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