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Best Places To Buy Weed In New York?

With medical marijuana being legal in New York state that is not yet the case for recreational use. It is still illegal to cultivate or sell marijuana for recreational purposes.

Courtesy of the New York Compassionate Care Act in 2014, Gov. Andre Cuomo opened the door for medical marijuana and a pathway to decriminalize recreational cannabis.

Is Weed Legal in New York City?

Yes and no, depends on which type of cannabis.

Medical marijuana has been legal in New York since 2014 with the passing of the Compassionate Care Act in 2014. If you are a medical marijuana card holder, you can then purchase weed and cannabis products from one of New York’s dispensaries.

Recreational marijuana is not yet legal in New York and New York City. However, regulators and government officials have been pushing hard to make cannabis legal in New York. Therefore, you can’t openly smoke in public or buy marijuana from retail locations or cultivate with the intent to sell. We are hopeful that this will change soon.

Medical Marijuana Laws in New York City

You can apply for a medical card in New York and buy from one of New York City’s licensed medical dispensaries if you have the following conditions;

  • Acute pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Cancer
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Epilepsy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Neuropathies
  • Opioid addiction and withdrawals

Patients and their caregivers can have up to 30 day supply of cannabis infused products. Products can range from, weed edibles, vapes, tinctures, patches, lotion and capsules.

There are currently 20 dispensaries in New York for about 99,000 registered medical marijuana users.

Best Place To Buy Weed In New York City:

  1. Etain Health: 142 East 29th Street; https://etainhealth.com
  2. Columbia Care New York: 212 East 14th Street; https://col-care.com/location/manhattan
  3. Vireo Health; 55 Queens Blvd; https://vireohealth.com
  4. FP Wellness Dispensary: 2 East 30th Street,https://fpwellnessny.com/medical-marijuana-dispensary-nyc
  5. Citiva Brooklyn; 202 Flatbush Ave, https://citiva.com

Recreational Weed Laws In New York

New York passed the Compassionate Care Act in 2014 and has since then decriminalized the possession and consumption of marijuana, weed, for recreational purposes. This means, that you will no longer face the risk of jail as long as you’re carrying less than two ounces of weed.

For possessions of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, this is considered to be a violation but not a crime. If you’re caught, you will receive a fine varying between $50 to $200 depending on the amount of weed you’re carrying.

Most of the past convictions for marijuana of 25 grams or less will automatically be expunged.

Marijuana is added to the definition of smoking in the Public Health Law, so you won’t be able to smoke weed where smoking tobacco is prohibited.

Despite all of these changes, the fight for legal marijuana in New York State continues.

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With medical marijuana being legal in New York state that is not yet the case for recreational use. Where to buy weed or marijuana products in New York City? Best places to buy weed in New York: 1) Etain Health 2) Columbia Care New York 3) Vireo Health 4) FP Wellness Dispensary 5) Citiva Brooklyn

New York Marijuana Information

Dispensaries | Quick FAQ

Although marijuana has been decriminalized in New York for decades, New York only very recently legalized medical marijuana – the first medical dispensary opened in beginning of January 2016. However, New York’s medical marijuana laws look very different from many other states’ and put much stricter restrictions on patients’ access to marijuana. The 25 (or so) state licensed dispensaries are forbidden from selling smokeable marijuana, leaving flowers off of store shelves. Patients’ choices are limited to oils and tinctures, which can be vaporized, inhaled, or taken orally in capsules. Patients can also access topicals, transdermal patches, and some forms of edibles like chewable and effervescent tablets and lozenges.

However, despite the slow and restrictive takeoff of New York’s medical marijuana program, there has been a push for recreational marijuana legalization in the legislature lately. Hopefully one of these bills gets passed in the near future! Who wouldn’t want to turn the Big Apple into an apple pipe like back in the old days?!

The best advice we can give for tourists looking to partake in the cannabis culture is discretion. It’s best to keep your marijuana use out of public areas, but if you must smoke out in the open, a discreet vape pen is your best option. If you find yourself in a pinch with the law, check out our New York Cannabis Lawyers page for help!

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New York Marijuana Dispensaries

NEW YORK FAQ

Is Marijuana legal in New York?

Yes, medical marijuana is legal in New York, however recreation marijuana use is still illegal. If you find yourself in a pinch with the law, check out our New York Cannabis Lawyers page for help!

Can I get my Medical Card if I am not a New York resident?

No, you cannot get your medical marijuana card if you are not a New York resident.

Where can I buy marijuana in New York?

Once you have a medical marijuana card, you can visit one of the roughly 25 state licensed medical marijuana dispensaries.

What do you need to purchase cannabis in marijuana shop?

As of January 2016, you will need a medical card, which you can get from specific registered doctors in the state.

What types of marijuana will the stores sell?

New York is unique in the types of marijuana they are allowing medical dispensaries to sell – unlike most other states, New York is not allowing the sale of smokeable marijuana. This means that patients will not be able to purchase any flowers at these shops. Choices are limited to tinctures and oils, which can be inhaled, vaporized, or consumed orally in capsules. Patients can also access topicals, transdermal patches, and some forms of edibles like chewable and effervescent tablets and lozenges.

If the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act is passed, we can expect retail stores to open up and sell a range of marijuana-based products. This includes, but is not limited to, marijuana flowers in a variety of sativa and indica strains, concentrates, oils, edibles, transdermal products, seeds, and clones.

How much will it cost?

This is dependent on the marijuana providers, which product you will be purchasing, as well as potency and quality.

How much Marijuana can I have?

Medical marijuana patients are permitted to have a 30-day supply of non-smokeable marijuana. Home cultivation is still illegal.

Can I take my purchase home if I live in another state or country?

No. All marijuana products purchased in New York must be consumed in New York.

Where can I consume my recent purchase?

Legally, you can only consume marijuana while on private property. However, if you must partake in public, a vape pen is your most discreet option.

What is a dab?

Dabs are often compared to the hard liquor of the cannabis world, and can be found in many forms. Dabs are the essential oils and waxes of the cannabis plant that are extracted and concentrated into a potent wax form. They are known for their high concentration of THC. Smoking a dab is much stronger than smoking flowers. If you are not a regular cannabis consumer with a high tolerance, we recommend using extreme caution.

If you’re considering purchasing or doing a dab, it is also important to know what is in the essential oil being offered or sold and if it is safe. Many extracts may not have been purged correctly, and may contain residual amounts of butane or other solvents. CO 2 oil is often noted as the safest oil because critical extraction machines that use CO 2 as the only solvent extract it.

If marijuana is legalized can I still get in trouble?

Yes. You can always get in trouble at the federal level until marijuana is rescheduled, but as long as you follow the laws for marijuana in New York, local authorities will not have any issues with you.

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