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Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Schenectady, NY

Are you a Schenectadian who's decided it's high time to become a medical marijuana patient? You wouldn't be the only one. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, just like you, have used our platform to find their medical marijuana doctor since we first opened our doors in 2016. 

NuggMD's NY-licensed physicians are happy to connect with Schenectady's patients to provide the friendliest, fastest, and most compassionate medical marijuana telemedicine evaluations for residents throughout the Mohawk Valley. The process is quick and easy, as many of our recommendations only need a few minutes of your time.

With NuggMD, your privacy is guaranteed by HIPAA, and our customer service representatives are always available to guide you through every step of the process.

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If you were to drive about three hours north of downtown Manhattan, you'd find yourself in the small, suburban town of Schenectady, New York. Named after the word skahnéhtati, which meant "beyond the pines" to the Mohawk people, a Native American tribe that had lived in the region since the 12th century AD. 

With a population of just over 65,000, Schenectadians are no stranger to intimate, small-town life. Located by the crossing of the Mohawk and the Hudson rivers, Schenectady is a highly developed, suburban environment encircled by the gorgeous, rural geography often associated with Upstate New York. 

Schenectady contains many storefronts, chic restaurants, coffee shops, and public parks for its residents to enjoy. The city's very own Central Park includes a renowned rose garden alongside Iroquois lake that serves as one of Schenectady's most treasured locales. The Schenectady museum contains several exhibits dedicated to science and technology, following the city's history in housing companies like General Electric and the American Locomotive Company. 

The Rivers Casino & Resort now offers residents opportunities for gambling, entertainment, and dining. The city provides its residents with many opportunities to enjoy the beauty of Upstate New York, with several nature preserves, bike trails, and gardens.

NuggMD makes it easier and stress-free for medical marijuana patients than ever before! Now, you can be seen by a doctor from the luxury and warmth of your own home. Why worry about burning precious daylight in a very public waiting room. Skip the germ-laden doctor's office and decrease your risk of catching the cold, flu, or other ailments without sacrificing the quality of care that you need and deserve.

Our patients receive their medical evaluations through face-to-face video chats with a state-licensed physician who is highly knowledgeable on the medicinal uses of cannabis. All from the comfort and privacy of their own homes. All NuggMD evaluations are completed through your iPad, Android phone, laptop, computer, tablet, or any other video-enabled device. 

NuggMD is fully dedicated to improving your quality of life with the use of medical marijuana. Therefore, our physicians conduct meticulous and thorough recommendations to provide you with the highest level of personalized, effective, and quality healthcare.

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Please Note: we’re not currently taking in-person appointments at this time. Please conduct your appointment online, it’s much faster and easier!

How to Complete a Medical Marijuana Evaluation in Manhattan

NuggMD's medical marijuana evaluations are conducted online. New York's medical marijuana application process is also completed online. Therefore, you can become a fully-certified marijuana patient in Schenectady without having to leave the luxury of your own home.

Our physicians use the NuggMD video platform to communicate with patients, one-on-one, and face-to-face to conduct evaluations that are precise and personalized just for you. This is done in just a few simple steps:

  1. Create a NuggMD account 
  2. Fill out your questionnaire
  3. Upload medical documents (if applicable)
  4. Provide payment information
  5. Kick back and relax in our virtual waiting room
  6. Talk to your licensed physician the moment they are available
  7. Get your medical marijuana recommendation by email
  8. Upload your evaluation to New York's online application portal

It really couldn't be easier! And if you run into trouble, NuggMD's world-class customer service team will walk you through the entire process, step by step. If you get confused during the state application process, don't worry! You'll even receive a detailed email with instructions on how to register with the NY Department of Health after you've received your recommendation. 

NuggMD's support team has guided hundreds of thousands of patients through the completion of their state applications. At any point, if you get confused, email the customer service team at, and they'll escort you through the rest of your application process.

What Satisfied Schenectady Patients are Saying

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NuggMd was such an amazing help! They were so quick to answer all my questions & I mean I had a lot!! It was super easy to get approved for my medical card. The doctor was so nice. If you live in NY state you should definitely use NuggMD to get your medical marijuana card. It’s not expensive at all & they even took 40$ off which I was so happy/thankful for!!

Alexa V

Schenectady, NY

January 2020

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Highly recommend, great service. A doctor from my area interviewed me within an hour of application. I do have a chronic condition that I am qualified for. They are professional and prompt with their responses to inquiries and I was impressed. The doctor was very good and understood my needs and how much chronic pain I live with. Thank you for providing a valuable service.

Don K

Schenectady, NY

October 2019

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NuggMD made the process to obtain a New York medical marijuana certification incredibly easy and fuss-free. From start to finish was within the same-day which was much quicker than I thought it would be. The customer service was friendly and supportive for each step. The cost is also more than reasonable.

I highly recommend NuggMD

Mike F

Schenectady, NY

July 2019

Cannabis Laws for Schenectady, NY

The New York Senate has decriminalized possession of fewer than 2 ounces of marijuana, and Schenectady residents are legally allowed to use medical cannabis in their state with a medical marijuana recommendation. This doesn't mean that it has been legalized, but those caught with non-medical cannabis no longer face jail time for their first couple of offenses. 

Smoking in public is still prohibited, as is the sale of marijuana. However, possession of small amounts of cannabis is now classified as a violation instead of a misdemeanor. The possession of 28 grams (1 ounce) or less comes with a $50 penalty, and 1 - 2 ounces is $200. Anything more is still a misdemeanor, while it becomes a felony to possess anything more than 8 ounces.

Medical patients should only possess a 30-day supply per their recommendation from their medical marijuana doctor. 

Unfortunately, there are currently no dispensaries within Schenectady's city limits. However, there are some delivery services available for Schenectady residents. For those who would rather go to a storefront dispensary, they need only travel to nearby Albany or Saratoga Springs.

Areas We Serve

NuggMD's doctors proudly serve Schenectady, and all surrounding areas, including Rotterdam, Colonie, Troy, Albany, Amsterdam, Rexford, East Glenville, Mariaville Lake, Guilderland, Altamont, Berne, Knox, Delmar, Latham, Cohoes, East Greenbush, Clarksville, Duanesburg, Round Lake, and Saratoga Springs. Patients no longer have to worry about beating traffic or driving through snow, sleet, ice, or rain to get their medical marijuana evaluations. NuggMD will bring a licensed, knowledgeable physician right into your home so you can focus all your attention on what matters most, feeling better.

Not in Schenectady? NuggMD has locations all over New York State. Currently we have online appointments for;

If your area is not on the list above you can always book via our New York State page.

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Near Schenectady, NY

Verilife - Albany, NY

10 Executive Park Drive
Albany, NY 12203

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

(518) 216-0140

Fp WELLNESS - Clifton Park, NY

1675 U.S. 9
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Mon - Sat:
9:00 am- 7:00 pm

(518) 373-4147

Cannabis Events Near Schenectady, NY

Cooking With Cannabis

Cooking with Quality Cannabis is an event geared towards infusing certain strains of CBD due to their terpene profile into specific liquids and pairing them with a dish.
April 18, 2020 4:00 PM
Location: Vaped City Smokeshop 125 Mohawk Ave Scotia, NY 12302
Price: Meat Eater $28, Vegan $28
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Wakanna For Life Focus Group: CBD vs Medical Marijuana

Focus group and a discussion board dedicated to helping locals discover the health benefits of CBD vs medical marijuana. Where residents can learn which marijuana products are right for them and their health needs.
March 15, 2020 5:30 PM
Location: 299 Schoolhouse Rd Albany, NY 12203-5958
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Marijuana Justice (MRTA) Lobby Day

Join the Start SMART NY Coalition in Albany as we push our lawmakers to pass the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act.
March 24, 2020 7:00 AM
Location: New York State Capitol Albany, New York 12210
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