Marijuana laws in New York are sterner than the laws in any other state. Unfortunately, only patients with serious and state qualifying conditions will receive a medical marijuana recommendation. In addition, patients with chronic pain conditions also qualify to register under the state program. And to get a medical marijuana card you have to first sign up, fill a medical form, talk to licensed doctors, and you will receive a copy of the recommendation via email. But after receiving the recommendation you also have to register yourself as an MMJ patient under a medical marijuana program. Soon after registration, you will get a temporary copy of the state ID card and the original copy will be posted to you within 3-10 business days. Meanwhile, you can use the temporary MMJ card to get cannabis products from state-registered dispensaries.