Medical Cannabis has been used in treating or alleviating the pain, nausea, and other symptoms associated with a variety of debilitating medical conditions.

Unfortunately, many individuals who may benefit from Medical Cannabis are either uncertain or unaware of how to obtain access to it.

At Mora Mota Group, we're posting a FAQ list that can help provide insight into the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

+ What is the NJMMP?

The New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program is a patient registry program that was signed into law by Governor Jon Corzine on January 18, 2010.

+ Why was the NJMMP Established?

The Office of Medical Cannabis, located at the Minnesota Department of Health, was formed in 2014 to enact the new medical cannabis legislation.

+ How do I register for the NJMMP?

In order to become a registered patient with the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program, the law requires that a licensed health care practitioner certify that the patient has one or more of the qualifying conditions.

+ What are the qualifying medical conditions?

A patient must be diagnosed by a qualifying medical professional for one of the following conditions:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Terminal cancer
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
  • Terminal illness, if the physician has determined a prognosis of less than 12 months of life.
  • Seizure disorder, including epilepsy
  • Intractable skeletal muscular spasticity
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • Cancer

+ Who are the qualified medical professionals?

You may find a local, qualified doctor in your area here.

+ Where do I sign up for the NJMMP?

Patients will register online with the Department of Health Patient Registration page here.

Patients will be required to provide the Reference number that was provided to you by your registered physician (this number may be found on your copy of the attending physician statement), a valid email address, and the following scanned documents:

  • Patient photograph
  • Proof of Identification-Government Issued Photo ID
  • Proof of current New Jersey residency
  • Caregiver photograph (if applicable)
  • Caregiver government issued ID (if applicable)
  • Caregiver proof of NJ residency (if applicable)

The registration fee for your identification card will be $200. If you are eligible for the accepted government assistance programs, the identification card will be $20.

+ How much cannabis can I posses while registered under the NJMMP?

A Patient's Physician will determine how much marijuana a patient needs and provides written instructions to be presented to an alternative treatment center. The maximum amount for a 30-day period is two ounces.

+ What about Primary Caregivers Registered under the NJMMP?

All primary caregivers must register with the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program and submit a required fingerprint submission and background check. To become a patient’s primary caregiver, you must:

  • Be a New Jersey resident
  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Agree to assist a qualifying patient with the medical use of marijuana
  • Is not currently serving as a primary caregiver for another qualifying patient
  • Is not the patient’s physician
  • Must submit to a criminal history/background check

To register for the MMP you must have the following documentation digitally scanned into a computer and uploaded into our secure online registry:

  • Patient photograph
  • Proof of Identification-Government Issued Photo ID
  • Proof of current New Jersey residency

You will also be required to print out a Criminal Background Investigation Form. This form will be accessible once you are within our registry. This form will contain instructions on where you can sign-up to have your fingerprints taken to clear you as an MMP caregiver. You will be processed with your accompanied patient and will receive your notice of verification via email once your background check and uploaded documents have been successfully cleared.

+ Where can I get more Information?

You may access the DOH website here.