Medical Marijuana

Research in Canada and Europe has found that at least two chemicals in marijuana have medicinal applications: Cannabidiol (CBD), which affects the brain without producing a "high" and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which has pain relieving properties.

Dr Gomez is certified with New York State to recommend and certify patients who meet the mandated criteria for the state's Medical Marijuana program. To become enrolled in the Medical Marijuana program, patients must have one of the following conditions: chronic pain, cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathy, Huntington's disease associated with severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, severe or persistent muscle spasms, or PTSD.

New York Certificate holders must be a legal resident of New York with a valid proof of residency, i.e. driver's license or state identification card.

Marijuana is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and it is classified as a Schedule I Drug/Substance and is not federally legal. While many states have their own medical marijuana programs, these states don't offer reciprocal programs.

The process of making an appointment

In order to make an appointment, Dr Gomez requires copies of your last two medical visits (dated in the last 12 months), showing your exact diagnosis before your you can register for the program.

Click here to download the Information Packet to become a patient.