How Does Medical Marijuana Work?

Medical marijuana contains active chemical compounds called phytocannabinoids that interact with a distinct physiological system known as the Endocannabinoid System. This system is comprised of endogenous cannabinoids, cannabinoid receptors, and regulatory enzymes. The endogenous cannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: primarily in the nervous system and the immune system, but also in the gastrointestinal, endocrine, hematopoetic systems and more. Human and animal studies demonstrate the role of the endocannabinoid system in a wide variety of physiologic processes and this ubiquity of the endocannabinoid system suggests the possibility of multiple therapeutic roles for medical marijuana.

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Our staff is here to help you with your questions. Contact our practitioner support team if you want to learn more about our company, become an ordering registered practitioner or discuss the benefits of medical marijuana.

Get to know Curaleaf

First and foremost, Curaleaf offers compassion and understanding for your medical condition, and total support for the courage you show in fighting for a better life. We’re here to help by providing:

Curaleaf’s founding team is comprised of practitoners, pharmacists, and medical industry executives.
During the licensing process, the State of New York ranked us among the top companies approved to provide medical marijuana.
Our process for extracting medical marijuana using the CO2 extraction system is the cleanest, most medically sound and technologically advanced in the industry, resulting in consistent, high-quality extracts free from harmful solvents.
Transparency from seed to sale means consistency, potency, safety assurance, and exceptional quality that patients and doctors can trust.
We manufacture both high-cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) extracts and medical marijuana products, which are rich in both CBD and THC, catering to a wide spectrum of patients.
We have 50+ years of horticultural expertise through our family-owned, third-generation farm.

Practitioner Resources

7 easy steps to ordering Medical Marijuana

Curaleaf offers practical guidance on how to get your patients certified for medical marijuana.

Everything you need to know about the New York Marijuana Program

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Curaleaf offers a range of safe, legal, and full-strength cannabis products made using the industry’s cleanest, most medically precise extraction and purification methods.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to approve patients for medical marijuana?

Physicians, nurse practitioners and physicians assistants licensed to practice in New York State and who are registered with the NY Department of Health can approve patients for medical marijuana.

Please call us at 1(833)-470-5323 to help find you a practitioner who can approve you or see the See Department of Health link at https://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/medical_marijuana/ for more information.

How do I become a registered practitioner for Medical Marijuana in New York State?
  • The Department has approved two-course providers to offer the required four- hour course:
  • Following successful completion of the NYSDOH-approved course, and upon full compliance with the other requirements set forth in 10 NYCRR §1004.1(a), practitioners who wish to register with NYSDOH to certify patients for medical marijuana must follow the below steps:
    • Login to the Health Commerce System.
    • Select “All Applications” from the My Content drop down menu.
    • Click the “M” tab, find the Medical Marijuana Data Management System (MMDMS) application in the list, and click the green and white “+” icon in the “Add/Remove” column to add the MMDMS application.
    • After selecting the MMDMS application, practitioners will be prompted to enter information required to complete the registration process.
    • Any questions regarding the practitioner registration process should be emailed to mmp@health.ny.gov. Physician assistants must complete and email the authorization form below to mmp@health.ny.gov at the time of registration. The supervising physician must also be registered with the program.
Where can I find research on Medical Marijuana?
How can I get more involved in patient outreach and patient education?
  • Curaleaf is dedicated to educating patients on the use and benefits of medical marijuana. Please contact us at 1(833)-470-5323 if you are interested in joining us for a patient education or patient outreach event!

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