How to Schedule an Appointment to Renew Your Medical Marijuana Card in New York

If you are a medical marijuana patient in New York, it is important to know how to schedule an appointment to renew your medical marijuana card.

There are several steps to renewing your card, and it’s important to stay informed so you don’t miss any important deadlines.

This guide will tell you everything you need to know to make an appointment to renew your New York medical marijuana card.

Step 1: Determine the Renewal Date

To make an appointment to renew your medical marijuana card in New York, you must first find out when it expires. Medical marijuana cards in New York are valid for one year, and you must renew your card at least 30 days before it expires.

You can find the expiration date of your card on the front of the card.

Step 2: Choose a Certified Medical Practitioner

Choose a certified medical practitioner as the next step in setting up an appointment to renew your medical marijuana card in New York. You can find a list of certified medical practitioners on the New York State Department of Health (DOH) website.

It’s important to find a doctor who knows about medical marijuana and can certify that you have a condition that qualifies you for the Medical Marijuana Program.

Step 3: Schedule an Appointment

Once you’ve decided on a certified medical practitioner, you can make an appointment with them so they can certify that you are still eligible for the Medical Marijuana Program. You can schedule an appointment either by phone or online.

Many medical practitioners have online scheduling systems that allow you to book an appointment directly on their website.

When scheduling your appointment, it is important to let the medical practitioner know that you are renewing your medical marijuana card. This will make sure that they have all the information and paperwork they need to finish the process of getting certified.

Step 4: Complete the Certification Process

During your appointment with the certified medical practitioner, they will look at your medical condition and decide if you still qualify for the Medical Marijuana Program.

If you are found to be eligible, the medical practitioner will complete the certification process and provide you with a signed copy of the Certification for Medical Marijuana form.

Step 5: Apply for Renewal

After receiving your certification, the next step is to apply for the renewal of your medical marijuana card. The Medical Marijuana Program website of the New York State Department of Health is where you can renew your card.

You will need to upload a copy of your certification form as well as a copy of your government-issued identification, such as a driver’s license or passport.

Step 6: Pay the Application Fee

Once you have submitted your renewal application, you will need to pay the application fee. The fee for renewing your medical marijuana card in New York is $50 for patients and $25 for caregivers. If you have a financial hardship, you may be eligible for a reduced fee of $20.

Step 7: Wait for Approval

After submitting your renewal application and paying the application fee, you will need to wait for approval. The DOH’s Medical Marijuana Program will review your application and verify your information. If everything is in order, you will receive your new medical marijuana card in the mail within 7–10 business days.

Step 8: Accessing Medical Marijuana Products While Waiting

If your medical marijuana card is about to expire and you are waiting for your new card to arrive, you can still get medical marijuana products with a temporary medical marijuana card.

The temporary card lets you keep buying and using medical marijuana products while you wait for your new card to arrive. It is good for 90 days.


In New York, renewing your medical marijuana card is an important step to make sure you can continue to get medical marijuana products in a safe and legal way.

By following the steps in this guide, you can make an appointment with a certified medical practitioner, finish the certification process, apply for renewal, pay the application fee, and wait for approval.

Plan ahead and make your appointment at least 30 days before your card expires so that you can keep getting medical marijuana products. 

Stay informed and be sure to keep up with any changes in the renewal process for medical marijuana cards in New York.

Note: This article’s content is provided for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to serve as a substitute for professional legal or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or queries regarding laws, regulations, or your health, you should always consult a lawyer, physician, or other licensed practitioner.