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 two years 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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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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Overall rating: 4.8 out of 5 based on 139 reviews

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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



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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:

Optional documents:

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a qualified patient, how do I go about getting a New Jersey medical cannabis 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.

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.

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 two years, Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you set up a renewal consultation.

Places to Visit in NJ After Enjoying Your Medicine

The most densely populated state in the country, New Jersey boasts city and beach life in a unique way. Starting off with Weird NJ, a statewide tour of unique and frightening sites, the Garden State also offers Six Flags Great Adventure, a water and ride park that takes at least a day or two to enjoy. Of course, the Jersey Shore has miles of beach and boardwalks visited by millions annually. Needless to say southern Jersey’s Atlantic City is one of the most popular Garden State hangouts with some of the best food, entertainment and gambling available on the East Coast. There is no reason not to turn a trip to any statewide dispensary into an afternoon or evening at any one of the below best places in New Jersey.


It’s much easier to note what cannot be done in Hoboken, rather than what can. Right outside New York City, the northern Garden State town boasts Pier 13 and Sinatra Drive, two scenic sites of the Big Apple. Of course, music at Maxwell's, or getting a few drinks at Wicked Wolf bar is a good time had by locals and tourists alike. And in the case, Hoboken is not hot enough, simply take the Holland Tunnel or George Washington Bridge into the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps.

Jersey Shore

Simply take any of New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway shore exits for an unforgettable beach excursion. Between the dozens of starred restaurants, miles of Atlantic Ocean, boardwalks in Point Pleasant, Seaside Heights, and Wildwood, there is not enough time for all the fun to be had. Some of the most notable beach towns of Asbury Park and Long Beach Island keep visitors coming back year after year for some serious sun and fun.

Atlantic City

This little Las Vegas in south Jersey boasts history and culture within a small region on the Atlantic coast. After sitting on the sands, walking the Atlantic Boardwalk for some shopping usually comes next before a big night in any of the top casinos including Borgata, which features A-lister entertainment all year through. For a quieter time, take a trip to Absecon lighthouse, or Cape May, another beach town boasting beach beauty, top fare, and bed and breakfast stops waiting to be enjoyed.

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