Pass a Urine Drug Test in 3 Hours: A How To Guide

The unthinkable has happened: you’re being subjected to a urine drug screen with practically zero notice, and you’re panicking. You know that THC sticks around for ages in urine compared to other substances, and you’re scared of what will happen if you fail. How are you supposed to pass a urine drug test in 3 hours?

Take a deep breath, then another. All is not lost, and you can pass a drug test with very short notice beforehand. Here, we’ll cover two methods to help you pass a urine drug test within three hours: the substitution method and dilution/adulteration using a detox drink. 

We should note that we’ve experienced success with the dilution/adulteration method for moderate THC consumption (meaning a bowl or two twice a week or so) using both Mega Clean and XXtra Clean detox drinks, available from TestClear. If you choose to use this method, it is imperative that you use a reliable detox drink — this is not the time to pick up the cheapest thing at the smoke shop and go!

We don’t mean to imply that a passing result is impossible with another product, but we do recommend making every effort to use a reliable, consistent, potent detox drink. We highly recommend Mega Clean or XXtra Clean (XXtra Clean is our favorite for more frequent consumers), and your results will depend on how closely you follow the instructions. Don’t get creative with your detox, and try to minimize your risk of failure wherever possible.

A Few General Guidelines

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Since short-notice tests like this tend to be pretty high-stakes (like for employment, insurance, or legal purposes), it’s in your best interest to have a substitution or cleansing method on hand just in case. We recommend having at least a powdered urine kit on hand at all times, with a detox drink as well if you suspect you might be subjected to a supervised test (unlikely, but super stressful!).

This might sound a little excessive, but if you work for a company that routinely or randomly drug tests their employees (or in an environment where a workplace accident is more likely, such as a warehouse or distribution center), being prepared can really save your proverbial bacon. If you have the product you’re using to pass on hand, you won’t need to waste valuable time tracking down a bag of fake urine or a cleansing product — and if you’re using the dilution/adulteration method, time is of the essence.

In that spirit, we strongly recommend choosing the substitution method wherever possible, especially if you smoke, vape, and/or take edibles more than three times per week. Substitution with powdered human urine (as opposed to the synthetic stuff)  is the most reliable way to ensure a passing result in every situation. If you can use the substitution method, we highly suggest you do so, as it’s the surest way to pass a urine drug test in 3 hours.

That said, all may not be lost if you have to take a supervised drug test. We’ve had good success with detoxing quickly — provided our use was light to moderate (for our purposes, generally 2 or fewer times per week). We don’t mean to imply that passing is impossible for heavier users with the dilution/adulteration method, but we do encourage you to be realistic about the capabilities of even the best detox products and plan for your drug test accordingly. If you smoke every other day or more, we strongly advise you to go for substitution over a detox attempt.

Gather Your Tools

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First, you’ll need to get your hands on the materials you’ll need for your chosen method, and soon. If you’re using the substitution method, a powdered urine kit from TestClear will contain everything you’ll need to mix and use your substitute sample. This includes the powder itself, a vial to mix your sample in, adhesive warmers to bring the sample to body temperature and maintain its warmth, and a precise temperature strip that changes color to indicate when the sample is in the right range for testing. 

If you’re using the dilution/adulteration method, get your detox of choice as quickly as possible. Hopefully, you have a bottle of Mega Clean or XXtra Clean on hand and ready to use, but if not, we suggest looking for a cleansing drink that contains plenty of fruit pectin, lots of B vitamins, trace minerals, and a hefty amount of creatine to give you the best chance possible. You might consider adding a dose of fruit pectin (available at the grocery store) to your detox if you have doubts about its efficacy.

Hour 1: Start the Process

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During the first hour, you’ll want to get the ball rolling as quickly as possible if you’re planning to use your own urine. For discretion, you can either remove the label from your detox drink or place it in a bottle of your choosing, such as a large sports bottle or something with opaque or colorful sides. Adapting the container you use for your detox will help you blend in and avoid suspicion while cleansing.

When you’re ready, drink the entire bottle of your chosen detox drink in one go, aiming to finish the bottle within about 15 minutes of starting it. Once you’ve downed it all, refill the bottle with water and, again, try to get it all down within about 15 minutes. 

After you’ve drunk the first bottle of water, go ahead and refill the bottle again with water, but drink this one at a bit more leisurely pace, finishing within 30 minutes of starting it. If you feel the urge to go, do it! The more you are able to urinate before your test, the better off you’ll be, since eliminating as frequently as possible before testing will help flush your system more effectively. 

This strategy will help set you up for success if you’re using a detox product by hydrating your body in preparation for the diuretic effects of the cleansing drink. All that extra water will help flush residual THC from your system, providing you with a window during which you’ll test clean. If you’re using Mega Clean or XXtra Clean, you’ll be at your cleanest about 3 hours from testing — be sure to read the directions if you’re using a different product!

If you’re cleansing first thing in the morning, it’s okay to have a cup of (black, possibly sweetened but with no creamer) coffee or tea in addition to the detox drink and the water after. That said, don’t overload yourself with extra caffeine, which can combine with the diuretic effects of the detox to produce dehydration, discomfort, and potential health consequences. This is especially true if you’re sensitive to stimulants. When in doubt, reach for water over other drinks during this time. 

If you’re using the substitution method, you can relax during this first hour. Make sure you have all your equipment and a bottle of water (we’ve used tap in a pinch with success, but we prefer something filtered for substitution purposes) to mix your sample with. We’ll put everything together and start preparing in earnest in the second hour.

Hour 2: Enhancing the Effectiveness of Your Detox Products

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When using a detox product to produce a clean sample of your own urine, you’ll want to use this second hour to keep yourself hydrated, using the restroom whenever you feel the urge and rehydrating frequently. We recommend drinking about two of your detox bottles refilled with water during this time, but if you feel the desire to drink more, go for it. 

Steer clear of coffee, tea, or energy drinks during this time; if you really need to have something other than water, try drinking some juice (we like apple or cranberry best for these purposes). Keep away from caffeine — after all, your kidneys are already working overtime, and putting them through extra stress with more diuretics than necessary just isn’t advisable. 

If you’re substituting your urine, you’ll need to mix up your sample at this time. This is simple and pretty foolproof: add some of your bottled water to the powdered human urine in the vial, filling it up to the line, and shake well to dissolve all of the powder. If any clumps of powder remain, try rolling the vial to allow these particles to dissolve properly. You should be left with a vial of liquid that looks, feels, and smells indistinguishable from urine (because it is).

Next, you’ll need to apply the temperature strip and warmer to start bringing your sample to body temperature. Simply adhere the temperature strip along the side of the vial, then apply the warmer so that it envelops the bottle in a cozy little hug. Once everything is mixed and the warmer is applied, stash the vial in a pocket (make sure the lid is tightly sealed to avoid accidents!), checking the temperature every 15 minutes or so.

Hour 3: Preparing To Test

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As the big moment draws closer, it’s time to finalize your preparations and get ready for the test itself. Regardless of which method you’ve chosen, this hour will mostly be spent in maintenance mode — keeping hydrated if you’re using your own urine, and holding your sample at temperature if you’re substituting it. 

If you’re using your own urine, keep up with your water intake (about 12-16 ounces every 30 minutes or so) and continue to flush your system by eliminating whenever you feel the urge to go. If you’ll be supervised, it helps to have some urgency so that you don’t suffer from “stage fright,” so drink up!

If you’re substituting your sample, check to ensure that your sample is at or near body temperature (if it’s a little warm, you might remove the heater about 15-20 minutes before testing to allow it to cool a few degrees). It’s also a good idea to drink some water during this time, to ensure that you are able to urinate while pouring your sample into the specimen cup (not being able to go could draw suspicion).

When it comes time to test, you’ll be ready. If using your own urine, collect your sample from midstream (as opposed to at the beginning or end of the stream) to take the cleanest possible sample for testing. When substituting, pour your sample into the specimen cup while you are urinating to avoid arousing any suspicion. 

Then, you’re done! Hand off your sample cup (after cleaning up any splatter, of course — don’t be that guy!) and walk out of the testing center with your head held high. 

Takeaway

While passing a urine drug test at extremely short notice is stressful and difficult, it isn’t impossible. A little preparedness can go a long way toward ensuring a passing result, so pick up a urine substitution kit and/or detox product to keep on hand in the event of a sudden test, especially if you work in an environment where workplace accidents are a semi-regular occurrence. When used correctly and appropriately, a detox product or substitution kit can help you pass your drug test, saving your job or your legal status. 

 

Do Drugstore Test Kits Work for Marijuana?

If you’ve recently been to a Walgreens, Wegmans, or even a Dollar Tree, you’ve likely seen small, marijuana-specific drug testing kits floating about on the shelves. Sometimes near the pregnancy tests and sometimes off in a section of their own, these kits claim to detect THC in urine. But do drugstore test kits work for marijuana?

You may have seen saliva drug tests, some for cannabis alone and others for the “big 5” of drug testing: cannabis, methamphetamine, cocaine, opioids, and amphetamine salts (like Adderall, Vyvanse, and other commonly abused stimulant medications). How well do these cheap kits actually work? Are they reliable?

These inexpensive testing panels claim to offer consumers the ability to test themselves (or, in some instances, their loved ones) for illicit substances in the privacy of their own homes at an affordable price. Some keep the promises minimal, while others claim very low detection thresholds capable of catching even very occasional use. That’s all well and good, but do these products actually work?

Here, we’ll talk about the science of drug tests, how these inexpensive kits rose to popularity, and whether they actually work. We’ll discuss important drug testing criteria (including thresholds of detection) and help lay out how to choose the right drug test for your needs. 

Urine vs. Saliva Testing: What’s the Difference?

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While both urine and saliva tests can be used to accurately detect the presence of THC in humans, the two types of tests work in different ways and have different periods of detection. This makes a difference depending on what your purposes are: saliva tests are usually used to detect THC over short periods of time, usually 48 hours or less. 

By contrast, THC remains detectable in urine for long periods of time, potentially weeks or even months in heavy consumers. This makes urine tests ideal for determining a person’s long-term consumption habits; where saliva tests only look at the past couple of days, a urine test can detect THC for much longer after the last use of cannabis. 

As cannabis becomes legal in more and more states (Illinois recently legalized recreational cannabis, becoming the 11th US state to do so), companies who utilize pre-employment drug testing are less interested in testing for THC. Those that do continue with established testing programs are starting to shift toward saliva testing and away from urine screens. 

This is because urine screens may show a positive result for someone who last consumed THC weeks ago, whereas a saliva test would show a negative result for the same person. Companies are starting to recognize that cannabis use doesn’t necessarily prevent a person from being good at their job, and policies are shifting accordingly — albeit slowly. 

That said, urine drug screens remain the most commonly used tool for THC detection, both in pre-employment and legal situations. Unless you know for a fact that you’ll only be subjected to a saliva screen, it’s helpful to be prepared for a urine test. For information on how to ensure a passing result for either test, check out our article on how to pass a drug test.

How Drug Tests Work

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Unsurprisingly, urine and saliva drug tests function very differently (after all, they are testing entirely different bodily fluids), but there are a couple of similarities between the two tests. Both detect THC in their respective testing media, and both are commonly used by prospective employers to screen potential hires and maintain a safe work environment. 

However, that’s pretty much where the similarities end. Saliva testing is less invasive (a simple mouth swab, as opposed to peeing in a cup) and presents a clearer picture of current intoxication levels than urine screens. These tests detect the presence of THC and other substances in the saliva, which is generally a good indicator that the substance is also present in the subject’s bloodstream at the time of testing. 

To do this, saliva screens take a swab of the subject’s saliva (either with a mouth swab, spitting into a cup, or allowing a swab to sit in the subject’s mouth for 2-3 minutes, as with the SalivaConfirm drug test from TestClear). The saliva is then placed into a container for testing; results may take up to 10 minutes to show, but some tests show results in as little as three minutes.

Because they show THC levels at the time of testing, saliva tests are most commonly used in situations where employers need to know if a person is under the influence while at work, such as after a workplace accident or for insurance purposes. Saliva screens may also be used when companies are not necessarily concerned with long-term occasional cannabis use, but do want to be sure that a prospective employee is not stoned during the interview. 

Urine testing, on the other hand, does not paint a reliable picture of intoxication levels at the time of testing. This is because, unlike saliva tests, urine screens look for both THC and its main metabolite, THC-COOH. This is an important distinction because, while THC itself is broken down fairly quickly by the body, THC-COOH can linger in the body’s fatty tissues for months in heavy consumers. 

For this reason, urine testing is very commonly used by both employers and the legal system to determine a person’s long-term cannabis use or abstinence from THC. Unlike saliva screens, which test a person’s immediate level of “contamination,” urine drug tests provide institutions with an idea of what a person’s consumption habits look like over a longer period of time.

Urine testing relies on a type of test called an immunoassay, which uses special molecules that attach themselves to THC and THC-COOH molecules when they are present in the sample. When these molecules bind to THC or THC-COOH, they prevent the color indicator from rising to the surface of the test (the particles that create the line indicating a passing result). As long as even a faint line is present, you will be considered passing. However, if the line fails to form, you will fail your test. 

Drug store tests work using the same technology as their laboratory counterparts (in fact, many private label brands are made at the same facilities as higher-end tests, often with the same materials and components) and, for the most part, they’re pretty accurate. The only notable exception, which we’ll cover in more detail a bit later, is the threshold of detection, or the level of THC that needs to be present in order to yield a positive result.

Urine vs. Saliva Testing Kits: Which is Right for You?

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When choosing an at-home testing kit from your local drugstore, it’s a good idea to have your goals in mind. Is this for personal use, or do you intend to “check yourself” before going in to take a supervised drug test? Are you seeking to determine your level of THC contamination before embarking on a cleansing regimen? Do you need to help test a loved one for THC?

Whatever your reasons, you’ll want to make your decision based on what you need. If you need to know whether you’ll test clean on a urine screen for a new job, then choose a urine test. If you need to know if someone is presently under the influence (or has been very recently), a saliva test is the right choice for you. 

For most pre-employment tests, urine tests are the way to go: they’re affordable and give results in minutes without extensive laboratory testing, and they’ve long been considered the “gold standard” of drug testing. 8 times out of 10, if you’re being tested for employment or legal reasons, you’ll be taking a urine drug screen. 

That said, there are a few notable exceptions. A few companies (Amazon among them) have started to use saliva screens over urine tests since they’re less invasive, increasingly affordable, and don’t penalize subjects for occasional use in the same way that urine tests can. 

Furthermore, even if you took a urine drug test to be hired at your current job, a random drug screen or one that takes place after a workplace accident is more likely to be a saliva test than a urine test. This is because, for these types of tests, immediate intoxication is the most important detection need. Furthermore, saliva screens are easier to administer at random (we recommend keeping a bottle of Rescue Wash handy if you’re routinely subjected to random saliva tests).

Drugstore Kits vs. High-End Kits: Threshold of Detection

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The main difference between drugstore drug testing kits and their pricier counterparts is the threshold of detection, or the level of THC needed in a sample to be picked up by the test. As a general rule, higher price tags on a drug test indicate a lower threshold of detection, meaning they can find very low levels of THC in samples. 

Cheaper drug tests are still just as effective for most people as high-end tests, and compete well with their most commonly-used counterparts. In some instances, the test at the drugstore may be remarkably similar to the one you take at your prospective employer’s office. That said, there are a few situations in which a drugstore test kit might not cut the proverbial mustard.

For example, you might run into an issue if you take a drugstore test and pass, only to take a cutting-edge test for your local fire department that has a slightly lower threshold of detection that just barely fails you. This is pretty unlikely to happen (most tests have a detection threshold somewhere between  20 and 50 ng/mL, a pretty narrow window), but it is a non-zero possibility. 

If you know that you will be taking a test for a very strict company or for a legal entity, it might be a good idea to take extra precautions. We recommend using the substitution method for urine drug tests, though detoxes can also be effective for occasional to moderate consumers. It’s also a good idea to use a higher-quality test to prepare yourself for the big day, such as the at-home urine screen or SalivaConfirm panels, both available from TestClear.

We prefer substitution over dilution and adulteration because it removes most of the risk associated with using your own urine for the test. For saliva screens, we rely on Rescue Wash; check out or review for more details (we smoked mere hours before testing and still passed with flying colors). Regardless, know that the drug tests available at your local drugstore are plenty effective for detecting THC, and should be suitable for most purposes.

Takeaway

While there are differences between drugstore testing kits and their laboratory cousins, there are far more similarities. A drug test you pick up at a CVS or Eckerd is likely to be made with much of the same technology as high-end brands, even down to the components within the tests. That said, if you suspect you’ll be taking a highly sensitive test, it’s worth it to skip the drugstore and order a high-quality, low-threshold drug test from TestClear.

What Equipment Do I Need to Grow Marijuana Indoors?

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We’ve already addressed how to choose the ideal space for growing marijuana. Now I am going to explain what equipment is required to actually start growing cannabis at home! This is by no means an exhaustive list but rather the bare minimum. There are million other optional items you can incorporate but this article will address the nine basic items needed to grow premium weed indoors on a budget.

  1. Tent or Liner

    You’ll need to make sure that the inside of the room or tent is as reflective as possible (to maximize your grow light’s output). You’ll also need to ensure that no outside light can penetrate into the room or tent (mandatory for seedless flowers). The easiest way to satisfy both of these requirements is with the use of a grow tent or a room liner. Grow tents and liners are typically made of canvas, Mylar and/or black & white poly film. In addition, these films provide a truly separate environment that will help keep bugs and mold out of your grow area.

  2. Grow Light

    Since you are growing indoors, you’ll have to select a grow light to replace the sun. There are several different types of grow lights and unfortunately, there is no ‘best’. Choosing a grow light comes down to the dimensions of your space, your budget, your growing goals, and your power limitations. The good news is, lighting technology has improved over recent years and nearly all lights – HPS, CMH, LED, and DE will work. I’ve written a more in-depth article on how to choose best grow light for you.

  3. Extraction Fan

    An extraction fan is essential for keeping temps down and supplying the plants with the fresh air (C02) they need to thrive. Note that you do not necessarily need an extraction fan if you are running a sealed room – but you will need an A/C and CO2 generator, which is a significantly more expensive alternative. I’ve written a more in-depth article that explains why you might choose a sealed room over a vented room.

  4. Carbon Filter

    As the plants enter the flowering phase, they start to give off that pungent odor we all know and love – unless you’re the neighbors. Carbon filters are the answer to that terpene-rich, skunky weed smell. You definitely don’t want to get a cheap carbon filter – make sure you stick to reputable brands when it comes to this essential piece of equipment!

  5. Ducting

    Although not glamorous, ducting is a crucial item in your garden’s ventilation system. For smaller grows, I recommend flexible, insulated ducting – the insulation helps keep the heat (caused by the hot air) from radiating into your growing area. I recommend using 6 inch ducting at a minimum; larger grows will benefit from larger diameter ducting.

  6. Circulating Fan

    Circulating fans simulate nature’s gentle summer breeze. The more the merrier here, just make sure they have adjustable speed settings – you’ll notice I said gentle breeze, not gusting tornado.

  7. Pots/Beds

    You’ll need containers to grow the plants in. You can use plastic pots, fabric pots, buckets, totes, or planter beds. Just make sure you have a container(s) to grow your plants in. If you’re growing in soil (which would be my suggestion), use the largest containers you can fit in your grow space – your plants will thank you for the added root space.

  8. Grow Medium

    As I mentioned above, I am a huge proponent of living organic soil. You can read my full article on selecting a grow medium here. If you want the short version – nature got it right, you don’t need fancy hydro equipment or synthetic nutrients to grow quality cannabis.

  9. Filtered Water

    The final piece to the puzzle is ensuring you have access to clean, filtered water. The sad fact is that most city water is less than ideal for growing cannabis – its full of contaminants, chlorine, chloramine, fluoride – the list goes on. You don’t need an expensive filter, and if you can’t afford one, you still have two other options – go to the grocery store and fill a 5-gallon jug with RO water for 25 cents per gallon, or get some air stones and bubble the water for a minimum of 24 hours.


How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in New York State

New York is currently in the works to be one of the next states to legalize cannabis for recreational use, but for now, qualifying medical patients can still gain access to cannabis thanks to the Compassionate Care Act passed in 2014. According to legislation, patients who wish to use medicinal marijuana must have one of many pre-determined qualifying conditions and work with a doctor to register with the New York Marijuana Registry. The process for qualifying for applying and registering for a medical was originally time-consuming, but now other options exist to help qualifying patients easily get their medical marijuana card in New York State.

Benefits to Getting Your New York Medical Marijuana Card

Currently, registration with the New York Marijuana Registry is mandatory and is the only way to access legal cannabis. However, there are still many benefits to getting a medical card that applies to patients who use cannabis therapeutically. Holding a medical card in New York allows you to access registered dispensaries in order to purchase high-quality cannabis products. Plus, a medical cannabis card will protect qualifying patients from criminal charges or arrests for possession of marijuana. Furthermore, possessing a medical card and shopping at a registered dispensary helps medical marijuana patients access cannabis at low and consistent prices.

Qualifying Conditions in New York State

According to legislation, New York has a particularly broad list of qualifying conditions when compared to other legal states. In the state of New York, a patient can obtain a medical marijuana card if they suffer from one or more of the following conditions:

  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cancer
  • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable Spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Neuropathies
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Opioid Use Disorder
  • Any other condition an opioid could be prescribed for

Non-Qualifying Conditions in New York State

There is some research regarding the use of cannabis for other conditions, but New York legislation does not consider the following as qualifying conditions. Keep in mind that these conditions and more may qualify if they meet the requirements for an opioid prescription, and it is ultimately up to the recommending doctor to determine your eligibility. Non-qualifying conditions include:

  • Asthma
  • Bipolar Disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Severe Anxiety
  • Clinical Depression
  • MRSA
  • Hypertension
  • Tourette’s Syndrome

How Does the Medical Marijuana Card Registry in New York Work?

The medical marijuana registry in New York is run by the state and aims to allow patients to reap the benefits of a medical card while protecting their personal health information. With your medical marijuana ID card, local dispensaries can use your unique identification number to verify your qualifying medical marijuana status. Then, they can apply applicable discounts for you. Because the medical marijuana registry is protected by HIPAA guidelines, your personal information and health profile are protected.

How to Quickly Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Online

In order to obtain a medical marijuana card, a resident of New York must have a recommendation from a qualifying physician. Originally, patients would need to visit one of these doctors in-office. Thanks to updated legislation, the state of New York now allows qualifying patients to easily obtain a medical marijuana recommendation online. The easiest and quickest option for qualifying patients it to apply for their New York medical card through Nugg MD.

There, you can get an online appointment with a health professional for a full assessment. It helps to have your medical records and identification information handy when you apply, as it will likely be necessary during your assessment. If you are deemed a good match for medical marijuana, the attending physician will give you the necessary recommendation.

Then, NuggMD will supply you with an identification number that can be used immediately at a medical dispensary. Further, medical marijuana patients can get help choosing a cannabis product, finding a qualified dispensary, or with other related concerns.

Soon after your NuggMD appointment, you’ll receive a permanent card in the mail. The card only expires when the doctor’s recommendation expires (1 year for NuggMD Practitioners)  and can be used to legally purchase medical marijuana at any medical dispensary in New York State.

Other Ways to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in New York State

If you choose not to quickly apply online for your New York Medical card, you can still follow the traditional route to apply for a medical card. In addition to having one of the many qualifying conditions, medical marijuana patients must follow these steps in order to qualify for a medical marijuana card in New York:

  1. Patients must get a recommendation from an approved physician.
  2. Patients must be 18 or older. Younger patients must have an approved caregiver register for them.
  3. Patients must be residents of New York and prove residency with a state-issued ID with current address. Other documents may be necessary to prove residency during the application process.
  4. Patient’s must create an account with the NY.gov registry to submit an application. The application fee is $50 per patient or designated caregiver.

If the application is approved, the patient will receive a temporary ID number through their official my.NY.gov account. Later, the permanent medical marijuana card will be sent to the address listed on the application.

Regardless of the method you use, the benefits of obtaining a medical card are plentiful for medicinal users, especially those who frequently use cannabis to manage their symptoms. Obtaining your New York medical card is quick and easy, and can save you a lot of money and hassle in the future.

Apply for your MMJ card in New York State here.

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Agitation

What is “Agitation”?

The process of breaking off and harvesting trichomes from the cannabis flower through physical contact.

Agitation (verb):
  1. Pronounced: /ˌajəˈtāSH(ə)n/
  2. In cannabis processing, agitation is used to break the trichomes of the cannabis plant’s buds and leaves away from the plant material.
  3. A safe method of removing the marijuana plant’s trichomes is to utilize the agitation method.
  4. A state of anxiety or nervous excitement.
Usage Examples

“I’m using an agitation method to collect trichomes.”

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