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In 1850 marijuana was sold over the counter and commonly used to treat conditions such as alcoholism, opiate addiction and convulsive disorders. Read More
Approved conditions to obtain a Medical Marijuana Card in the State of New Jersey include: Glaucoma, Crohn’s disease, Intractable skeletal spasticity, Migraine, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Opioid Use Disorder, HIV and AIDS, PTSD, Seizure disorders, Terminal illness, and Tourette Syndrome.
New Jersey was the 14th US state to legalize marijuana for medical use in January 2010. In November 2020, New Jerseyans voted in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana by a two-thirds margin.
Marijuana legalization won the support of voters in 562 of the 565 municipalities in New Jersey.
Marijuana is now legal throughout the state, but recreational sales are still months away.
Cannabis Legalization has created jobs. Lots of jobs!
With 320,000 full-time cannabis jobs in the U.S., the cannabis industry ranks as the fastest-growing industry in America. New Jersey alone is projected to add 19,037 cannabis-related jobs by 2025. Read More
An increase from one to two storefront dispensaries in a county is associated with an estimated 17% reduction in all opioid related mortality rates. Read More
Becoming an NJ Medical Marijuana Patient
You can learn more about becoming a registered patient with the NJ Medical Marijuana Program by clicking here.
Finding an NJ Medical Marijuana Doctor
Speak with your primary physician about registering with the medicinal marijuana program. If they don’t recommend a doctor, you can find one by clicking here.
Obtaining your NJ Medical Marijuana Card
After you have obtained your medical marijuana recommendation from a licensed healthcare professional, you can register for your state medical marijuana card or submit a renewal of your medical marijuana recommendation by clicking here.
Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a plant medicine used for medical and recreational use. It’s use as an herbal medicine dates back as far as 500 BC in Asia. Cannabis is an alternative treatment option that may provide patients relief with fewer and less serious risks and side effects than pharmaceutical formulations, such as opioids. Cannabis users are a blend of individuals including seniors, veterans, parents, and children, often suffering from debilitating medical conditions.
Cannabis is currently only legally sold to medical marijuana cardholders. New Jersey does offer reciprocity to out of state medical card holders. Yes, recreational cannabis was legally approved; however, you cannot legally purchase cannabis at any dispensary at this time. The state is working on meeting the demand of medicinal patients prior to offering recreational sales.
No. Currently in the state of New Jersey residents can not grow marijuana plants at home.
Not Yet. The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission is committed to providing that option in the future.
As of January 2019, opioid use disorder qualifies as a standalone debilitating medical condition for the MMP so long as the patient is also undergoing medication-assisted therapy (MAT). Therefore, opioid use disorder patients are eligible for medicinal marijuana if they suffer from chronic, painful withdrawal symptoms or as an adjunct treatment to their current MAT regimen.