There are 17 qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana treatment in New Jersey.
The New Jersey Medicinal Cannabis Program issues medical marijuana cards to applicants diagnosed with one or more of these qualifying medical conditions:
Yes. The New Jersey medicinal cannabis law allows for the expansion of the list of qualifying medical conditions. The state’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) makes final decisions on adding new qualifying conditions. Members of the public can send petitions for new additions to the New Jersey Medicinal Cannabis Review Panel. The Panel reviews petitions and makes recommendations to the CRC to approve or deny requests for new qualifying conditions.
No. Medical providers eligible to recommend medicinal cannabis in New Jersey can only recommend it for medical conditions approved as qualifying by the CRC.
Yes. New Jersey requires patients applying for its medicinal cannabis program to obtain and provide an Authorizing Provider Statement from a healthcare provider with whom they have a bona fide provider-patient relationship. This provider must also be registered to participate in the New Jersey medicinal cannabis program. The state defines a bona fide provider-patient relationship as one:
New Jersey only accepts provider statements from the following healthcare professionals:
A minor applying for a medicinal marijuana card in New Jersey must obtain an Authorizing Provider Statement from a registered pediatric specialist. In addition to registering with the state’s Medicinal Cannabis Program, an eligible healthcare provider must also:
In addition to having a qualifying medical condition and obtaining a recommendation from an eligible medical provider, anyone applying for a New Jersey medicinal cannabis card must also be a resident of the state. An out-of-state patient can obtain a non-renewable medicinal cannabis card that is only valid for 6 months if they: