The process of qualifying for a medical marijuana registration card is simple and straightforward. First, you must determine if you suffer from one of the conditions covered under state law. These include conditions that cause chronic anxiety, spasms, seizures, or pain and have a debilitating effect on your everyday life. Specific conditions include post-traumatic stress disorder, cancer, Parkinson’s, ALS, irritable bowel syndrome, and multiple sclerosis. Next, you must verify your condition by scheduling an appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor either in person or online. He or she will go over your health history to learn more about your condition, your symptoms, and what you have done to treat your condition in the past. If the doctor believes you would make a good mmj patient, a recommendation will be issued with which you can apply for a registration card with the New York Department of Health. If your application is approved, you will receive your card in the mail within seven business days. You can use this card to purchase marijuana at any licensed dispensary in the state. Nearby dispensaries include Etain and Vireo Health in Albany.