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Cannabis Doctors NYC

Cannabis Doctors
of New York

Founded by Kenneth R. Weinberg, M.D., in 2016 as the first state-approved group of practitioners specializing in cannabis certifications and the management of medical marijuana use.

We are currently accepting new patients and certifying for expanded medical conditions.

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How to Qualify for New York State's
Medical Cannabis Program.

Take advantage of the many benefits that New York's medical cannabis certificates offer. We provide additional support services for the medical use of marijuana as well as fast cannabis certificates for those who qualify.

Conditions in New York State have been expanded to include
condition based on a practitioner’s clinical discretion.

How to get a medical cannabis card NY

Benefits of a New York Medical Cannabis Certificate:

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

  • Alzheimer's/Dementia

  • Autism Spectrum

  • Depression 

  • Cancer

  • Crohn's Disease

  • Epilepsy and Seizures

  • Glaucoma


  • Huntington's Disease

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

  • Intractable Spasticity​​

  • Insomnia

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Muscle Spasms

  • Neuropathies

  • Parkinson's Disease

  • Pain (Acute/Chronic)

  • Restless legs syndrome

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorders)

  • Wasting Syndrome

  • Stress/Anxiety

  • Any other condition diagnosed by a practitioner.*

We offer fast-tracked MMJ certifications for many conditions.

Have complex medical needs or prefer to be under the guidance of a medical professional?
We offer physician appointments, follow up appointments, nurse consultations & managed care plans.

Expedited Medical Cannabis Certifications

It's now easier than ever to get your New York MMJ Card.
Conditions in New York State have been expanded to any condition based on practitioner’s discretion.

✔️ Speak with our nurse via tele-med or call for $99.
✔️ Most conditions are eligible for rapid certification. 

✔️ You'll answer a few questions & provide your ID.

✔️ Only pay for your certification once approved.

You will pay upfront $99 for a tele-med appointment with our registered nurse to determine if your condition is appropriate for cannabis use and to discuss products/dosage.

Once approved, you will receive your medical cannabis certificate issued by our physician within 24 hours.
*Certification charge of $80 is billed only if approved.

Managed Medical Cannabis Care

For patients with complex health conditions that require an in-depth review of medical history & supervision by a physician, we highly recommend selecting a care plan.

✔️ Choose from 3 prepaid plans that offer managed care.
✔️ Complex conditions benefit from physician guidance. 

✔️ Extended support for care givers, and patients.

✔️ Home delivery coordination, facility coordination. 

Medical Certifications are valid for 12 months, they must be renewed annually. Our care plans cover the full 12 months and include your renewal appointment. Patients may select a plan that fits their needs and there is no obligation to renew.
You may pause, cancel or downgrade your plan each year.

HSA cards are accepted for all of our services.

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Kenneth R. Weinberg, M.D.

Kenneth R. Weinberg is a three time Board Certified Emergency Medicine and Medical Marijuana physician. After finishing a residency in Internal Medicine, Dr. Weinberg created a Fellowship in Psychoneuroimmunology at the Manhattan VA, then trained in Emergency Medicine at Bellevue and NYU Langone Hospital.
He has practiced Emergency and Urgent Care Medicine
for over three decades.

When New York State’s Compassionate Care Act was passed in January of 2016 he founded Cannabis Doctors of New York. The practice - which is based in New York City and Upstate - certifies patients, educates the public, and advocates for the many benefits of medical marijuana. The advocacy, education, as well as cannabis research are also carried out in his role as a member of the Medicinal Cannabis Workgroup at Northwell Health.

Dr. Weinberg has treated hundreds of patients with diseases across a spectrum of conditions. He is a cannabis advocate and an emerging thought leader who has lectured on the benefits of cannabis throughout the state, met with elected officials to promote its use, and been featured in various publications and on television.

Sarah Halweil RN.HEIC

Sarah Halweil, R.N.

Sarah Halweil has been a registered nurse for over 20 years. Early in her career, she specialized in labor and delivery and later developed expertise in cannabis as medicine.

Since then, she has helped hundreds of patients with many conditions and challenges, including pain and opioid reduction.
She has provided cannabis guidance during hospice care
and as an adjunct to cancer treatment. 


Sarah was the clinical coordinator for a complementary therapy program at Southampton Hospital in New York. Her team used techniques including Reiki, yoga, and essential oil therapy to help patients cope with pain and exhaustion to experience better overall health and well-being. 

For people interested in using cannabis as medicine,

there are general guidelines, but many benefit from personal fine-tuning. Others have a few questions and need direction in navigating the burgeoning  field of cannabis. 


Nurse Sarah loves helping to find the best, most suitable regimen and providing medical feedback for her patients.

Telemedicine, House Call, & Office Appointments

Medical Cannabis appointments are offered by phone or video call, in person at our office in Midtown Manhattan, or at your place of residence in *New York State.

Mental Health Care Appointments

Psychiatric conditions require a preliminary pre-screening.
If medical cannabis is appropriate, we offer certification and follow up appointments by phone or video call. 

Facility Coordination & Dementia Care

Our providers currently offer comprehensive, geriatric-focused
on-site appointments for residents
at short-term and long-term
assisted living facilities.

Let us help you or your caregiver select the most appropriate care plan. 

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For assistance with scheduling an appointment or retrieving medical records please call  (212) 838-4965

We are here for you.

Cannabis Doctors of New York serves patients throughout the state of New York. In-person visits are available at our office in Midtown Manhattan. House Calls are provided to all 5 Boroughs as well as Columbia County & Capital Region.
Our staff provides dedicated 
cannabis concierge service.

Reach out to us for assistance.

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