Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in New Jersey

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in New Jersey

Step1: Book an appointment

Schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in NJ through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. You will need medical records and the doctor(s) can approve any qualifying condition.

Step 2: Consult with an mmj Doctor

Consult with a doctor either online or in person for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana and approve you for legal cannabis use. Once you have this you can then use that to apply to the state.

Step 3: Get approved

Once you are approved, you'll register with the state and submit an application. The state will process your application and notify you of your approval and mail your card. Once you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing from dispensaries.

In New Jersey, patients will need to re-certify their license annually by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

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About Cannabis in New Jersey

First, you’ll book an appointment with a doctor in the Veriheal network. Once approved by the state-certified physician, you  will receive your NJMMP Registry ID and Reference Number from the doctor which you will use to register with the state of New Jersey here:

On your state application you must upload the following to prove your residency:

  1. Passport-style photo
  2. Valid NJ state ID
  3. Current utility info/bill (billed within the last 90 days)

Within 30 days, the NJ DOH will contact you via email with your approval information. If approved, you will be required to pay the $100 state registration fee and your card will come in the mail in 7-10 business days. Once you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing medical marijuana legally from your local NJ dispensaries.

Marijuana Legalization in NJ

New Jersey became the 14th U.S. state to legalize marijuana for medical use under the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (CUMMA), also known as SB 119, which the Legislature passed January 11, 2010.

Adults ages 18 and older may purchase medical marijuana from ATC, as long as patients have a physician’s recommendation. Medical patients’ marijuana purchases are responsible for paying seven percent (7%) sales tax.

Patients may not smoke medical marijuana in the following places:

  • School buses and public transportation vehicles
  • In a private vehicle, unless the vehicle is not in motion.
  • On any school grounds
  • Jail or prison
  • Public park or beach
  • Any recreation center or public places where smoking is prohibited

Do I qualify for medical marijuana in NJ?

New Jersey patients who wish to qualify for medical cannabis must be at least 18 years old and a resident of the state. Qualifying patients must schedule an appointment with a physician registered in the MMP and maintain a legitimate doctor-patient relationship for at least a year, or be assessed by the same MMP-registered physician for at least four visits.

After the physician has reviewed the patient’s history and determined that medical marijuana will assist patients suffering from qualifying medical conditions, New Jersey residents can register and submit the necessary paperwork to the Department of Health in person or on the MMP website.

Patients are required to include:

  • Recent photo
  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Proof of current New Jersey residency
  • Patient Reference Number provided by a physician
  • A registration fee of $100. Seniors, veterans, and some people on government assistance may qualify for a reduced fee of $20.

The NJDOH created the MMP to establish a state-authorized ID card, verify and register qualified patients, primary caregivers, and physicians, and license ATCs. Medical cards may be valid up to two (2) years. Prior to receipt of their registry identification cards, patients are required to pay the fee required by their county’s program.

The New Jersey medical marijuana card is an identification card issued by the NJ MMP to a qualifying patient, personal caregiver, or dispensary agent. It verifies that the patient has received written certification from a physician that they might benefit from the medicinal use of marijuana.
A medical marijuana card allows New Jersey patients to purchase legal marijuana from state-licensed ATCs and protects medical marijuana patients from being criminally charged for possession under the state’s cannabis laws.

Approved Debilitating Medical Conditions

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Anxiety
  • Cachexia, or wasting syndrome
  • Chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders
  • Chronic pain in the Internal organs, abdomen, or intestines
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
  • Migraines
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Terminal cancer or illness, if the physician determines the patient has less than 12 months to live.

Patients will also qualify if they are resistant to conventional therapy for:

  • Glaucoma
  • Intractable skeletal muscular spasticity
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizure disorder, including epilepsy

How To Register With The NJMMP

To register with the MMP, patients must:

  • Be a New Jersey resident
  • Be diagnosed with a qualifying debilitating medical condition by a New Jersey physician registered with the MMP
  • Consult with an MMP-registered physician for at least a year

The physician will continue an ongoing relationship with the patient and be responsible for assessment, care, and treatment for debilitating medical conditions.

Registering a Caregiver in New Jersey

A patient certified for medicinal marijuana may elect to have a caregiver if needed. A caregiver can be used if a patient’s condition is too severe to the point where they cannot physically go to their alternative treatment center (ATC) by themselves. Patients may designate up to two caregivers.

A caregiver can purchase medicinal marijuana from an ATC without the patient’s presence.

Caregivers are chosen by the certified patient; usually a friend or family member. Caregivers can be added at any time during registration and must go through the same process as patients to receive a card.

Caregivers are required to submit fingerprints for a criminal background investigation. The fingerprinting forms will be available once the caregiver has begun the online registration. Elected caregivers must be at least 18 years old, a New Jersey resident, and agree to assist a qualifying patient with the medical use of marijuana. Caregivers must submit to a background check, and cannot be the patient’s physician.

Caregivers are required to include:

  • Recent photo
  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Proof of current New Jersey residency
  • Registration Fee (patients, $100; military veterans and seniors, $20)

Optional documents for reduced fees of $20:

  • Proof of government assistance
  • Caregiver proof of government assistance (medical marijuana patients younger than 18 may qualify for a reduced application fee through a legal guardian’s or caregiver’s government assistance eligibility).

Parents or legal guardians of minor patients are not charged a fee for their cards.

Possession and Cultivation of Medical Marijuana in New Jersey

Cannabis-infused edibles are only available to qualifying patients younger than 18. Medical marijuana is packaged in doses of one-eighth an ounce (0.125 oz.), or 3.54 grams, and one-quarter ounce (0.25 oz.), or 7.1 grams. The current possession limit for medical marijuana in New Jersey as stated by the CUMMA is two ounces (2 oz.), or 56.7 grams, of marijuana product in a 30-day period. The CUMMA does not allow New Jersey medical marijuana patients or caregivers to cultivate cannabis plants.

Possession/Use Limits: A physician shall provide written instructions for a registered qualifying patient or his caregiver to present to an Alternative Treatment Center (ATC) concerning the total amount of usable marijuana that a patient may be dispensed, in weight, in a 30-day period, which amount shall not exceed two (2) ounces. If no amount is noted, the maximum amount that may be dispensed at one time is two (2) ounces.

Grow Limits: The Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act does not authorize a qualifying patient or primary caregiver to grow or cultivate marijuana, or to possess a marijuana plant.

Medicinal marijuana is certified and dispensed in increments of one eighth and one quarter of an ounce by Alternative Treatment Centers. If a physician does not specify an allowed 30-day amount, the program defaults the patient to the 2-ounce maximum. New Jersey law does not allow medical marijuana patients to grow their own marijuana plants.

The New Jersey Department of Health has provided the following guidelines for medical marijuana patients and caregivers:

  • Patients and caregivers should always carry proper identification, including Medical Marijuana Program cards, at all times
  • Medicinal marijuana should always be maintained in its original labeled packaging
  • Patients should keep medicinal marijuana at their residence and only transport it when absolutely necessary
  • If transporting or possessing medicinal marijuana outside their residence, patients and caregivers should keep the amount in their possession to a minimum
  • Patients and caregivers may not grow or cultivate marijuana, or be in possession of a marijuana plant
  • Patients and caregivers may not possess marijuana obtained from a source other than a New Jersey Alternative Treatment Center
  • Patients and caregivers are not allowed to share or re-distribute medicinal marijuana to any other person
  • Patients may not operate a motorized vehicle (of any sort), aircraft, railroad train, stationary heavy equipment or a vessel while under the influence of medicinal marijuana
  • Patients and caregivers may not take medicinal marijuana across state lines
  • Patients may not smoke medicinal marijuana:
    • on a school bus
    • on public transportation
    • in a private vehicle while in motion
    • on any school grounds
    • at any correctional facility
    • at any public park, beach, recreation center, or other places where smoking is prohibited

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Places to Visit in NJ After Enjoying Your Medicine

Although one of the smallest US states, New Jersey is home to many first-rate tourist attractions. From national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty to fine museums and historical sites, New Jersey is a state that is well worth taking time to explore. A good place to start is along the state’s Atlantic Coast, using any one of its quaint harbor towns or resorts – even the entertainment hot spot of Atlantic City – as a jumping-off point. It’s also a good base from which to explore all the attractions of New York City, with excellent public transit and accommodation options.

Atlantic City

Atlantic City is known for being the entertainment hub of New Jersey, where visitors go to enjoy a wide array of gaming opportunities. This active and lively city offers a little something for everyone all year round. Located on the Jersey Shore, guests can walk along the iconic Boardwalk featuring rides, games, world-class restaurants, and bars.

There is a plethora of water activities, galleries, museums, high-end shopping, and so much more. In addition, there are several annual events held throughout the year, most of which are free, like the Atlantic City Airshow, the LPGA Shoprite Classic, and Atlantic City Restaurant Week.

Old Victorian Cape May

The many attractions of Cape May, at the southernmost tip of New Jersey on Delaware Bay, were largely discovered by the wealthy during the 18th and 19th centuries when it enjoyed its heyday as a fashionable resort town. It was so popular that six US presidents had summer homes here, attracted by the very things that draw tourists today: fine beaches, Cape May Point Lighthouse (built in 1859), and its many handsome Victorian-style holiday homes, one of the best examples being Emlen Physick Estate. Now a museum, this 18-room mansion was built in 1879 and is a fine example of the American Stick Style of architecture. Also of interest is the Yankee, an 80-foot-tall schooner offering a variety of harbor tours, as well as dolphin and whale-sighting cruises.

Asbury Park

A small seaside New Jersey coastal town, in the late 19th century Asbury Park was a popular destination for fun on its magnificent sandy beaches and fantastic entertainment. Its famous beachfront boardwalk was the place to see and be seen and was lined with all kinds of shops, restaurants, arcades, and cafes. Asbury also saw Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen launch their careers from the renowned Stone Pony theatre. Now, after years of neglect and decline, Asbury is experiencing a well-deserved revival. Only 60 miles from New York City, Asbury is again the place where New Yorkers come to have fun or to live. The beach is full of sun worshipers, new construction is attracting young professionals with reasonable prices for waterfront living, and the city’s landmarks, such as the Convention Hall and Paramount Theatre, are being renovated and reopened. The famous boardwalk is once again lively, crowded, and fun – while the new restaurants are attracting city foodies and the art galleries are bringing in the city jet-setters.

Data last updated 06/06/2019