Medical Marijuana Card

Medical Marijuana Certifications

Office Visit Costs

• Initial Visit: $150

• Follow-Up Visit: $125 (after 6 months)

Lakeside Medical Care of Buffalo proudly offers discounts to veterans and disabled patients. Ask us about it at your next visit ! 

Call today at (716) 473-0345 to schedule an appointment.Lakeside Medical Dr Troy Sasse Medical Marijuana Doctor

Lakeside Medical Care provides a comfortable and stress-free environment in which patients can be evaluated and certified for medical marijuana in New York State. We understand patients can encounter obstacles or may need help along the way to obtaining a medical marijuana card. We are ready to help you and answer any questions you may have.


  1. Patients must first have a certification from their physician, who must be registered with NY State.
  2. Certified patients will submit their application for registration using the Department’s online system that is accessed through Patients who do not have a account will need to visit click the “Don’t have an Account?” button to create a personal ID first. Patients with a account will login to, click the “Health Applications” icon, and then click the “Medical Marijuana Data Management System” link to register.
  3. There is a $50 application fee pursuant to Public Health Law § 3363(2)(f). This fee will be billed to you at a later date, unless you obtain a waiver for financial hardship.
  4. Patients will be required to provide proof of their identity and residency during the application process. Click here for additional information regarding required documentation.
  5. Patients may designate up to two caregivers during the registration process. After the patient’s application is approved, the designated caregiver(s) must then register with the Department.
  6. Patient registration expires when the certification that was issued by the practitioner expires.
  7. The registry ID card will be mailed to the certified patient after the application is approved.
  8. Patients must have the registry ID card and their certification in order to purchase approved medical marijuana products, as recommended by their certifying physician, from a registered organization’s dispensing facility.
  9. Patients must always carry their registry ID card whenever they possess approved medical marijuana products.
  10. No one may transport medical marijuana products outside of New York State.
  11. New York State does not accept certifications or registry ID cards from other states.
  12. A certified patient or designated caregiver who has been issued a registry ID card shall notify the Medical Marijuana Program of any change in his or her name, address, or if he or she no longer has the serious condition noted on the card within ten (10) business days of such change.

New York Department of Health

Phone: 1-866-811-7957

Dr. Sasse and staff are dedicated to providing quality service to all patients. We are available to answer your questions via email or phone. Contact us today!