NJ Medical Marijuana Card

Updated on March 11, 2021.  Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer

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In order to be afforded legal protection under the New Jersey Medical Marijuana law, qualified medical marijuana patients must register with the state patient registry and possess a valid state-issued identification card by submitting a medical marijuana card application to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services “Medicinal Marijuana Program”.

A New Jersey medical marijuana card is an identification card issued by the DHSS, to a qualifying patient, personal caregiver, or dispensary agent. The New Jersey medical marijuana card verifies that the patient has received a written certification from a physician, stating that he or she may benefit from the medicinal use of marijuana, as per the qualifying medical conditions outlined by the State program.For purposes of the DHSS, and law enforcement, the medical marijuana card serves to identify those patients who are exempt from New Jersey criminal and civil penalties, for conduct pursuant to the medical use of marijuana.

Major Benefits of the New Jersey Marijuana Card

  • Better Deals at Marijuana Dispensaries — With your medicinal marijuana card, you’re free to walk into any dispensary and obtain the prescribed dose you need to treat your condition. In New Jersey, medical marijuana is sold in dispensaries in quarter-ounce denominations. With your card, you’ll be entitled to buy the maximum amount allowed by state law, and you may be offered a discount by some dispensaries.
  • Full Legal Protection — New Jersey is among the East Coast states with relatively strict cannabis laws. So, you need to be fully covered to avoid being penalized, arrested or denied certain rights because you’re taking marijuana. Your marijuana card tells any law enforcement agency that you’re authorized by the state to use and possess medical marijuana. You’ll be able to take your daily dose of marijuana with you and eat or smoke it in a convenient place.
  • Constant Access to Medicine — If you’re suffering from one of the debilitating conditions that qualify for medical marijuana under the NJ Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP), you should get your card immediately. Instead of going to your doctor to obtain a prescription each time you need to treat yourself with cannabis, your card will enable you to walk straight into any registered dispensary and buy the amount you need. This will save you a lot of time and money and make it easy for you maintain a steady treatment regimen.

How to Find the Best Doctor to Evaluate You

New Jersey has strict regulations for finding a doctor to write a statement that will qualify you to obtain a marijuana card. The qualifying doctor must be registered with the state MMP. You also need to pay a visit to the doctor a couple of times before he can certify that you need to use medical marijuana for your condition.

NJ regulations require you to have a bona fide relationship with your physician before he can qualify you for the use of medical marijuana. We make the process much simpler and faster because we help you put your medical history together with the aid of your primary physician. Then, we connect you to qualified and trusted doctors who are registered with the New Jersey MMP.

You can find these doctors easily on our website. Just navigate to our New Jersey Marijuana Doctors page. Here, you can enter your zip code and the doctors that are close to your residence will appear in the search results, listed by city.

Source: New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program

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At MarijuanaDoctors.com, we’re prepared to guide you through the entire process step-by-step until you obtain your card. We have all the information you need, including how to get your medical records and request an appointment with a marijuana doctor. We also disclose the fees you’ll pay as well as the time it’ll take you to complete the registration process and get your card.

Take full advantage of our New Jersey marijuana doctors network and the excellent service we offer to all patients and caregivers. Browse through our New Jersey directory and get connected today.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in New Jersey

As per the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services “Medicinal Marijuana Program“, the following outline serves as a guide on how to register for a medical marijuana card:

  1. Patients are required to obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from their primary care physician describing the diagnosis of their qualifying condition  *Learn how to request your medical records*
  2. Patients are required to obtain a signed Physician’s Statement from a physician, currently licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey *Find a certified medical marijuana physician in New Jersey*
  3. Patients must be a resident in the state of New Jersey with proof of residency. If you do not have a New Jersey I.D. an out of state I.D., passport, or other photo I.D. with proof of residency such as bank statement, utility bill, etc is acceptable.
  4. To qualify, a patient needs to be diagnosed by a physician as having one of the following debilitating medical conditions that is specifically identified in the law:
  5. Once certified, the patient’s bona fide physician begins the patient’s online application process. The physician is required to provide the patient’s name, address, date of birth and debilitating medical condition. On submitting this information, a secure Patient ID is created. The physician shall provide a copy of the Patient ID to the patient, for him/her to complete his/her application with. Patients can either register online by clicking on Patient Registration (and entering the patient ID), or patients may completing their application and mail it to the MMP.
  6. The New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program Patient Registry is mandatory all patients are required to register, in order to be ensured protection under the state’s medical marijuana laws.
  7. The patient registry application fee is $200 cards are valid for two years. For patients who qualify for state or federal assistance programs, the fee is $20.
  8. Submit applications to:
    New Jersey Department of Health (DOH)
    P. O. Box 360
    Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
    Phone: 609-292-0424
    EmailNew Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program
    WebsiteNew Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program
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