When New York’s first medical cannabis dispensaries opened in early 2016, the program started small, with fewer eligible conditions than other states and no possibility of buying smokable whole flower. But that has changed.
Now, the state’s several dozen dispensaries sell a wider range of products — including whole flower and pre-rolled joints as well as tinctures and pills — to patients diagnosed with any condition that an authorized health care provider thinks would benefit from the drug. Retail outlets are required to have knowledgeable pharmacists on-site, and patients no longer have to pay a fee to register with the program.
Here’s the rundown of registered medical cannabis dispensaries, which are expected to expand. For patients seeking certification, check the public list of practioners. Zoom in to see multiple dispensaries within an area and click for consumer ratings.