Can I get a card if I am not a permanent resident of New York?

Yes, patients certified by their health care provider can register with the Medical Cannabis Program. You will be required to provide a copy of a state or government-issued identification card that contains your name and permanent address, and proof of your temporary residence in New York State such as a rental agreement or utility bill. Cell phone bills will not be accepted.

There is no patient registration fee. You will receive a registry ID card that is valid for the length of your stat and lets you buy medical cannabis from a dispensary in New York State.