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2554 Rt 9, Ballston Spa, NY 12020, US

(518) 899-5002

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Malta Medical Care

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

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If you suffer from a chronic condition that causes pain, seizures, or other debilitating symptoms, you may be a candidate for medical marijuana.

Malta Medical Care can certify qualified patients and prescribe medical marijuana for a range of medical conditions.

To learn more about how medical marijuana can help your symptoms and improve your quality of life, call our office to schedule an appointment.

Are you a good candidate for medical marijuana?

If you are a New York state resident, you may qualify for medical marijuana if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • HIV infection or AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injury with spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Huntington's disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Chronic pain that degrades health and functional capability


In addition to a qualifying condition, you must also have one or more of the following complications resulting from your condition:

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Severe or chronic pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms
  • PTSD
  • Opioid use disorder

Do you qualify?

If you have a qualifying condition and complicating symptoms, you must first be certified by a certified practitioner registered with the New York State Medical Marijuana Program.

Once you are certified, you must register with the program to obtain a state-issued ID card.  

To register go to  https://my.ny.gov/

Once you are registered and receive your prescription, you can obtain medical marijuana from a registered dispensary.

You must carry your ID card whenever you are obtaining or in possession of medical marijuana.

Any patient not meeting the strict standards or who is deemed unfit based on inappropriate requests or behaviors will immediately be disqualified.

Who can prescribe?

Michelle Ryan, FNP-C has completed the necessary training to meet all New York State requirements for participation in the medical marijuana program.

She is licensed by the New York State Department of Health and can certify you for the program and write prescriptions for medical marijuana.

Is medical marijuana safe?

Like any medication, medical marijuana may cause side effects.  Typically, these are mild and temporary.  The most common side effects of medical marijuana include:

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Anxiety

When using medical marijuana, you should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery.  

You should not use medical marijuana if you are pregnant, nursing, have heart disease, or have a history of psychosis.

If you are considering medical marijuana treatment, call to scheduled an appointment today.