The term medical marijuana refers to using the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat symptoms of illness and other conditions. Certain patients can benefit from the use of medical marijuana.

You are potentially eligible for medical marijuana if you have been diagnosed with one or more of the following severely debilitating or life threatening conditions: cancer, HIV infection or AIDS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, spinal cord injury with spasticity epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathy, Huntington’s Disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, or chronic pain.

New York State’s medical marijuana program allows patients to be certified by a practitioner to receive medical marijuana products for medical use. Practitioners must complete a New York State Department of Health (Department)-approved course and register with the Department to certify patients. To receive your medical marijuana certification, a consultation with one of our certified practitioners is required to establish if you have a qualifying condition. Community Care Physicians has certified practitioners across the Capital Region, NY in the practices below. You should make an appointment with one of our certified practitioners at these practices to see if medical marijuana may help you.