Medical Marijuana In NY

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Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana

To qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in New York, you must be certified by a licensed medical practitioner and have one of the diagnoses approved by the New York State. The Medical Marijuana Program lists conditions that are debilitating and cause chronic pain. They include:
  • Cancer
  • HIV/Aids
  • Opioid Replacement
  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Als)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Spinal cord damage with spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ibd)
  • Neuropathies
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)*


Dr Chauhdry has been a trusted certified cannabis doctor and resource to his patients since the program started back in 2016 and has been serving happy patients ever since. He cut “against the grain” and advocated for patients in need of another modality with less unwanted harmful side effects that come with many narcotics. When many were skeptical he was a believer in cannabis as a medicine and garnered the trust of the community.

Must include associated or complicating symptoms:
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Severe or chronic pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms


*If you have PTSD or another undiagnosed mental health condition, in order to get your Medical Marijuana Card, you must first be diagnosed under New York state law. Dr. Chaudhry refers patients to Dr. Michael Buonomo, MS.Ed Ph.D. He’s the president and owner of Inner Light Therapeutic. Dr. Buonomo is affiliated with Long Island Compassionate Medical Center, and you can reach him at (631) 897-3728.
Once you’ve been diagnosed, you can visit Dr. Chaudhry and obtain your Medical Marijuana Card. If you are unsure about these processes and have questions, please reach out to us.



For only $150 for the year

Why Medical Marijuana?

Medical marijuana, or medical cannabis, has over 540 chemical substances. On top of THC and CBD over 100 other cannabinoids have been found to treat chronic illnesses or conditions. For centuries worldwide, the Cannabis plant has been used in medicinal practices until the beginning of the 20th century until those liberties were taken from patients. Today, 37 states in the U.S. have legalized the use of medical marijuana for treating specific illnesses and there are many more on the horizon. There is a lot of evidence on the therapeutic benefits of medical cannabis, particularly in reducing chronic pain, nausea, and anxiety that can accompany medical conditions that qualify in the state of New York.

How to Ingest Medical Marijuana products available in New York?

In the State of New York, these are the legally recognized ways to consume cannabis:

  • Oral routes (such as oil tinctures, chews, gummies, and capsules)
  • Topicals (such as gels, creams, and oils)
  • Ground flower for inhalation
  • Vaping or inhalation

Dr Chauhdry has been an advocating marijuana doctor since the program’s launch in 2016.

  • According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “there has yet to be an adult death attributable solely to marijuana”.
  • The National Center for Biotechnology Information, a branch of the National Institute of Health. “no known cases of fatal overdose from cannabis use in the epidemiologic literature.”

In other words, it’s safe as long it is consumed responsibly.


Medical marijuana offers a non-invasive, natural alternative way to treat qualifying medical conditions, with zero to minimal side effects. Instead of some synthetic prescription drugs that can cause your body harm along with unwanted side effects, medical cannabis can alleviate your unwanted medical symptoms, make you feel great and maybe be the best solution for you. We believe conventional medicine has its place and can be effective in treating certain medical conditions. “The risk has to be worth the reward”, however in many situations, it’s not. Tens of thousands of physicians believe naturally formulated botanical cannabis should be the “first line defense” medication a patient is given. Isolated Synthetic FDA-approved options like Marinol, Syndros, and Cesamet don’t have the same positive benefits present in the botanical formulated medication which is why most patients prefer going into a dispensary and choosing a product with an ingestion method they prefer.


The Long Island Compassionate Medical Center in Holbrook, New York offers both conventional and non-conventional treatments with an emphasis on opioid addiction treatments like Suboxone for patients struggling with addiction. Dr. Jahanzeb Chaudhry is a painkiller addiction expert that will help you eliminate your dependence on opioid painkillers like Vicodin, oxycontin, oxycodone, morphine, and heroin.


He also offers marijuana evaluations to patients that want to obtain their medical marijuana card to purchase cannabis at a New York state-approved dispensary and that qualify under the New York State Medical Marijuana Program. Dr. Chaudhry is both a Suboxone Doctor as well as a Marijuana Doctor that takes great pride in helping patients get symptom relief from great medical care.

Want to know if you qualify for medical marijuana in New York? Give us a Call for a free phone consultation and we will confirm if you do!

At Long Island Compassionate Compassionate Medical Center we believe in both conventional and non-conventional methods of medicine

When you’re consumed by an illness or battling addiction, trying to live your life can be difficult. Building and maintaining relationships, following your dreams, and enjoying life, can all seem impossible. At Long Island Compassionate Medical Center, we believe that you shouldn’t let addiction or illness hold you back from living your life. We provide a safe space for patients suffering from any of the qualifying medical conditions in New York and opioid addictions to converse freely with Dr. Jahan Chaudhry, our opioid addiction specialist and registered medical marijuana treatment expert. Book an appointment today, and get your life back!

How to Obtain Medical Marijuana?

The first step to obtaining medical marijuana is to visit a Medical Marijuana Doctor registered with the New York State Department of Health’s Medical Marijuana Program. Dr. Jahan Chaudhry has been a certified and registered marijuana doctor since the program began. During the appointment, Dr. Chaudhry conducts an evaluation of the patients’ medical condition(s) and symptoms. Once it is determined that you qualify, he provides a medical marijuana certification that results in patients receiving their medical cards to enter a dispensary. Are you ready to get your medical card? Call today and find out how easy it is!

Once a patient qualifies, Dr. Chaudhry provides them with certification. The certification, along with a Registry Identification Card or Medical Marijuana Card issued to the patient by the State of New York, will allow a patient to purchase marijuana products from the Registered Organizations’ dispensing facilities. Your medical card will be the only way you are allowed into a dispensary in New York to purchase medical-grade cannabis products. 

We understand that some patients may be unable to commute to the dispensing facilities regularly. If you can’t make it to the dispensary, don’t worry you have options. You can choose one or two caregivers, who must also register with the State of New York and obtain a Registry Identification Card, to pick up your medication. A caregiver registered with the department of health can enter the dispensary on your behalf to buy cannabis products. Dispensaries offer virtual consultations on their medical-grade marijuana products with a licensed pharmacist. You can choose to pick up cannabis in person or have it conveniently delivered right to your home. It’s that simple!