Current New York state laws to not allow reciprocity between other state’s medical cannabis programs, when I first relocated to New York, my MMJ card was worthless, then i was unable to shop for medicine until I made an appointment with a state-registered doctor and completed all of the necessary paperwork.
I qualified for a New York medical marijuana card right around the same time legislation legalized recreational weed.
I wasn’t overly sad because I knew it would take a long time for the recreational program to be put in effect, but there are all sorts of compliances and requirements necessary for dispensaries to become qualified and open for business. I am hoping that I will only be forced to spend money for a New York State MMJ card for 1 year, by next year, I should only need to show a government-approved and valid identification proving I am over twenty-one years old in order to shop at a dispensary. I do like that having the MMJ card eliminates tax on cannabis purchases. I can also buy a greater potency and quantity of weed. I correctly stick with cannabis-infused edibles. I like that there is no smoke, ash or stinks. I can consume an edible without any special skills or the help of extra gear. They are wonderfully discreet and precise dosing is actually straight-forward. I periodically break a gummy in half for a low dose. The assortment of edibles available is honestly incredible. I’m located in upstate New York, and my nearby dispensary carries all flavors of gummies, suckers, cookies, brownies and chocolates. They have partnered with a local honey producer to offer cannabis-infused honey.