The process for qualifying for medical marijuana under state law is relatively straightforward. First, you must prove that you have one of the conditions that is deemed legally treatable by cannabis. These are conditions that cause chronic anxiety, pain, spasms, or seizures and include post-traumatic stress disorder, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, ALS, cancer, and AIDS. If you have one of these or a similar condition, the next step is to schedule an appointment with an in-person or online medical marijuana doctor. During your appointment, which can be conducted online, the doctor will go through your health history to determine what you suffer from, how your symptoms impact your daily life, and what you have done to treat your condition in the past. If he or she believes you would make a good medical marijuana patient, a recommendation will be issued and can be used to apply for a registration card with the New York Department of Health. Without this registration card, you will not be able to purchase marijuana in the state of New York.