Apply For Your New Jersey Medical Marijuana Card

Talk to a licensed New Jersey medical marijuana doctor online or in-person and get approved or your money back! If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL

Getting started only takes a few minutes. Simply sign up, answer a few questions, and schedule your appointment. Everything should be this easy.

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Legal Status

Medical & Recreational

Possession Limits

Medical patients


3 oz poss. limit

3 oz/30-day period

Recreational users


6 oz poss. limit

1 oz purchase limit

State Taxes

Medical patients


Recreational users




Why Get a New Jersey
Med Card

Enhanced legal protection

Greater product selection

Save over 6% on cannabis purchases

$0 state fees

Greater purchase limits

Patient-only dispensary hours

New Jersey Savings Explained

Excluded from 6.625% excise tax
3x greater purchase limits
HUGE cash and time savings!

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in New Jersey

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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. If you have medical records for your condition(s) please provide them.

Do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance with getting an appointment set, our team would be more than happy to help.


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 and if you are approved, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana. Once you have this you can then apply to the state.

Every patient will need to prove New Jersey residency for their application to be accepted by the state of NJ.


Once you are approved, you’ll register with the state and submit your application. The state will process your application and notify you of your approval. Digital New Jersey MMJ cards are now provided to every patient for free. If you choose to receive a physical card, the fee is now reduced to $10. Once you have your card, you can begin purchasing from dispensaries.

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

What You Get Using Veriheal in New Jersey

Medical Cannabis Recommendation

Cannabis Consultation

Digital Cannabis Certification

New Patients & Renewals Welcome

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24/7 Customer Service

Just So You Know...

  • You can book a combo consultation with a friend or family member and you EACH get $10 off your appointment.
  • If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL.
  • Your recommendation is valid for 1 year in New Jersey and you will need to re-certify your license with another appointment when it expires.

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Medical Cannabis Savings Taxes explained and the benefits of getting your medical card in New Jersey

Recreational Marijuana Taxes in New Jersey

6.625% sales tax

Medical Marijuana Taxes in New Jersey



Estimated Savings Having a Medical Marijuana Card


Cost Information

Below is cost information for getting a New Jersey medical marijuana card through Veriheal. When it's time to renew your card, we'll reach out with an exclusive price.

Medical Marijuana Certificate
Additional State fee

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New Jersey's Cannabis Program - Quick Stats

Total Number of Medical Marijuana Patients:


This number represents 1.11% of New Jersey's total population.

Number of Licensed Dispensaries:


New Jersey cannabis patients can purchase up to 3 oz over a 30 day period.

Range of Medical Marijuana Products Available:

Dried flower, concentrated oils, resin , vape formulas, tinctures, topicals, syringes, lozenges, soft chews, and shelf-stable food products

All formulations of cannabis are available in New Jersey.

Average Price of Medical Marijuana Products:

Approx $12.28 per gram

The average price of an ounce of cannabis in New Jersey is approximately $344.

Number of Licensed Cultivators and Processors:


This number represents 17 operational cultivators and 25 annual licensees.

Annual Revenue from Marijuana Sales:

$734 million (2023)

New Jersey medical marijuana patients save up to 6.625% on cannabis purchase tax.

About Cannabis in New Jersey

In recent New Jersey cannabis news, Assembly Bill 5323 was passed, permitting certain tax deductions related to the sale, production, or distribution of cannabis products in an effort to offset increased tax burdens placed upon dispensaries by Section 280E of the federal tax code.

Signed into law in 2010, by Gov. Jon S. Corzine, medical cannabis made the Garden State all that much greener. Over the past 13 years,  New Jersey has developed an efficient medical cannabis program. 

Legalization of any form of cannabis in New Jersey is a big step–mostly because the state is tougher on marijuana crimes than any other state. In particular, Black users are three and a half times more likely to be arrested than white cannabis users. 

The sale of recreational cannabis in the Garden State began in April 2022. Since then, the laws are constantly being revised and updated.


Application Process

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. 1. Passport-style photo
  2. 2. Valid NJ state ID
  3. 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 $50 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.

Qualifying Conditions

New Jersey has a list of qualifying conditions that make residents eligible for a medical cannabis card, including:

Along with having a qualified condition, a New Jersey resident must be at least 18 years old and prove they live in the Garden State with a current driver’s license or identification card, and another document proving a valid address. The medical cannabis card itself is valid for two years, but a patient must get re-certified from a licensed physician annually.

Registering a Caregiver in New Jersey

A person with medicinal marijuana certification may choose to have a caregiver if necessary. If the condition of a patient is too severe to the point where they can not physically go to their alternative therapy center (ATC) themselves, a caregiver can be used. Up to two caregivers can be designated by patients.

Without the presence of the patient a caregiver can buy medicinal marijuana from an ATC.

The licensed patient selects caregivers; generally a friend or family member. During registering, caregivers can be added at any moment and must go through the same process as patients in order to obtain a card.

Caregivers must submit fingerprints for an inquiry into a criminal background. Once the caregiver has started internet registration, the fingerprinting forms will be accessible. Elected caregivers must be at least 18 years old, a resident of New Jersey, and agree to help a qualified person use marijuana for medical purposes. Caregivers have to undergo a background check and can’t be the physician of the patient.

Caregivers are required to include:

  • Recent photo
  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Registration Fee ($10 for a physical card, $0 for a digital card)

Optional documents:

  • 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).

No fee is charged for their cards to parents or legal guardians of minor patients.

Possession and Cultivation of Medical Marijuana in New Jersey

Revamped in 2019, the medical cannabis program offered more provisions than before, especially when it came to possession laws. Medical cannabis patients and caregivers are now allowed to have a maximum of 3 ounces every month for 18 months, with a capped amount based on pending regulation, except for terminally ill patients who are not limited to the amount they possess.

Edibles infused with cannabis are only accessible for patients younger than 18 years of age. Medical marijuana is packaged in one-eighth ounce (0.125 oz.) or 3.54 grams and one-quarter ounce (0.25 oz.) or 7.1 grams, respectively. As mentioned by the CUMMA, the present ownership limit for medical marijuana in New Jersey is two ounces (2 oz.), or 56.7 grams, of marijuana product over a period of 30 days. CUMMA does not allow the cultivation of cannabis crops by medical marijuana patients or caregivers in New Jersey.

Possession / Use Limits

A physician shall submit written instructions to the Alternative Treatment Center (ATC) for a registered qualifying patient or caregiver regarding the total quantity of usable marijuana that a patient may dispense, by weight, over a period of 30 days, not exceeding two (2) ounces. If no amount is noted, there are two (2) ounces in the maximum amount that can be dispensed at one time.

‘Alternative Treatment Centers’ certify and dispense medicinal marijuana in increments of one-eighth and one-quarter of an ounce. If a doctor does not indicate a permitted quantity of 30 days, the program defaults to a maximum of 2 ounces for the patient.

Grow Limits

The Medical Marijuana Compassionate Use Act does not allow a qualified person or primary caregiver to grow or develop marijuana or to own a marijuana plant. New Jersey legislation does not allow patients with medical marijuana to develop their own crops of marijuana.

Additional NJ Medical Marijuana Patient Guidelines

The Health Department of New Jersey has given the following rules for patients and caregivers with medical marijuana.

  • Patients and caregivers, including Medical Marijuana Program cards, should always carry adequate identification at all times.
  • In its initial labeled packaging, medicinal marijuana should always be kept.
  • In their residence, patients should keep medicinal marijuana and transport it only when it is absolutely essential.
  • Patients and caregivers should hold the quantity in their possession to a minimum if they carry or possess medicinal marijuana outside their residence.
  • Patients and caregivers may not develop or develop marijuana or have a marijuana plant in their ownership.
  • Patients and caregivers may not have marijuana from a source other than an alternative treatment center in New Jersey.
  • Patients and caregivers are not permitted to share or re-distribute any other individual with medicinal marijuana.
  • Under the impact of medicinal marijuana, patients may not run a motor vehicle (of any kind), aircraft, railway train, stationary heavy machinery or vessel.
  • Medicinal marijuana may not be taken across state lines by patients and caregivers.
  • 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

How to Renew Your New Jersey Medical Marijuana Card with Veriheal

To renew your New Jersey medical marijuana card through Veriheal, you’ll need to schedule a renewal appointment with one of our physicians. They can confirm that you still need medical cannabis for your qualifying condition and help you with the renewal process. We will remind you when it’s almost time for your renewal appointment, or you can reach out to our Customer Service Department so we can assist you and apply a renewal discount for you.

How Long Does a Medical Marijuana Card Last in New Jersey?

A medical marijuana card in New Jersey is valid for two years.

Frequently Asked Questions

How easy is it to get a New Jersey medical marijuana card?

It’s simple. Use the form on the top of this page to begin the process, and Veriheal will begin setting you up with a physician who can evaluate your conditions and assess if medical cannabis is right for you.

The cost for the medical marijuana evaluation and approval with Veriheal is $199, with a full guarantee if not approved. The state of New Jersey no longer charges a state fee for digital MMJ cards. For a physical card, the state asks an additional reduced fee of $10.

With Veriheal, you can get approved for medical marijuana in as little as 10-15 minutes. Use the form on the top of this page to begin the process, and Veriheal will begin setting you up with a physician who can evaluate your conditions and assess if medical cannabis is right for you.

Yes. Chronic pain is a qualifying condition.

Yes. To be approved for a medical cannabis license in New Jersey an applicant must provide either a state license or identification card to prove their residency.

That depends on the state you are visiting, which is why it is important to contact the region in order to find out the medical cannabis rules and regulations.

You must be at least 18 years of age and be able to provide residency with at least two forms of identification, including a driver’s license or state identification card.

Yes, Veriheal offers telehealth appointments with certified New Jersey medical cannabis doctor. You can consult with your doctor, get approved, and apply to the state entirely online, from the comfort of your home.

Yes, New Jersey medical cannabis cardholders have access to exclusive benefits, including greater product selection, patient-only dispensary hours, $0 state fees, greater purchase limits, and over 6% savings on every cannabis purchase.

Veriheal provides the physicians for you, which is the most difficult part of the process. After meeting with a certified doctor in a virtual video consultation from the comfort of your own home, the doctor will determine your eligibility based on a qualifying condition(s).

Medical cannabis patients in New Jersey are able to purchase a wide variety of products at their local dispensary. Products include dry cannabis flower, edibles, pre-rolls, vaporizers, concentrates, topicals and tinctures.

New Jersey has a list of qualifying conditions that make residents eligible for a medical cannabis card, including:
ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease, anxiety, cancer, chronic pain, Crohn’s disease, dysmenorrhea, glaucoma, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Intractable Skeletal Spasticity, migraines, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), muscular dystrophy, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, seizure disorders including epilepsy, a terminal illness with a prognosis of fewer than 12 months to live, tourette syndrome.

Like many other states, New Jersey is adding opioid use disorder to the condition list due to the epidemic concerning prescription painkillers.

Yes, the process for renewing your card with Veriheal is simple in New Jersey. Every year, Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you set up a renewal consultation.

Data Last Updated 06/04/2024

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