New Jersey Medical Marijuana Card Renewal

Renewal For New Jersey Medical Marijuana Card Online

How to Renew Medical Marijuana Card in New Jersey

You can initiate a renewal for your New Jersey medical marijuana card 60 days before its expiration. Upon obtaining a reference number from your certifying physician, start by accessing your account on the New Jersey medical marijuana patient registry to commence the renewal process. The process is similar to the initial application procedure for obtaining a New Jersey medical marijuana card. You will be required to upload certain documents and pay the applicable renewal fee. Upon receiving payment, your card will be sent to the address listed on your application. For further inquiries on renewing a New Jersey medical marijuana card, contact the state's medical marijuana program by email at or by phone at (609) 292-0424.

Does New Jersey Allow Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Online?

To renew your New Jersey medical marijuana card, follow these steps:

  • Visit the New Jersey medical marijuana patient portal. You will need to set up an account on the portal if you do not have one already. Your registry ID number and reference number available on your healthcare provider statement will require you to set up an account on the portal
  • Select "ID Card Renewal" under the "Patient" tab
  • Review your address information and update it if your contact information has changed
  • Select the "Save and Confirm Address" button
  • Attach the required documents in the "Documents" Section, such as your photo and proof of ID. If your New Jersey government-issued ID does not include your current address, select the option" I do not have a current ID," and you will be prompted to attach 2 proofs of residency
  • Select the "Upload Documents" button once you have selected your documents
  • If you are adding or renewing a caregiver, select the "Caregiver" tab to complete the required details
  • Select the "Submit Renewal Request" button

After reviewing your application, the medical marijuana program will send you a notification email to pay the fee for the renewal application. Within a few weeks after payment, your new medical marijuana card will be available.

How Often Do You Have to Renew Your Medical Marijuana Card in New Jersey?

The New Jersey medical marijuana card is good for 24 months from the date of issuance.

Do You Need a Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Doctor in New Jersey?

You must have a current and valid medical marijuana certification issued by a qualified New Jersey healthcare provider before you may renew your medical marijuana card. Healthcare providers allowed to issue medical marijuana certifications must be registered with the New Jersey Medical Cannabis Program. To be registered with the program, a healthcare provider must:

  • Be a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Physician Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner
  • Hold an active license in good standing with the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners
  • Possess an active, unlimited Controlled Dangerous Substance registration with the state Division of Consumer Affairs
  • Have an active physical practice within the State of New Jersey

Also, a healthcare provider must have a bona fide doctor-patient relationship for a minimum of 12 months, assess the patient for the medical condition stated on at least 4 visits, or assume responsibility for providing care of the medical condition to the patient being certified to use medical cannabis.

You can find healthcare providers registered with the state medical marijuana program using the registered physicians' list or the find a provider tool on the Cannabis Regulatory Commission website.

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Cost

Renewing a New Jersey medical marijuana card costs $100. However, if you have relevant documentation supporting your status as a senior citizen (age 65 or older), a military veteran, or a New Jersey Medicaid, SNAP, SSD, TDI, or SSI beneficiary, you may be eligible to pay a reduced renewal fee of $20. However, you should know that your attending physician may charge a fee during the visit to renew your medical marijuana certification. This fee varies depending on the physician but may go as high as $200.

Where to Do Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Near Me in New Jersey

You can only complete your medical marijuana card renewals online via the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Patient Registry.

Can I Use a Medical Marijuana Card from Another State in New Jersey?

Visiting patients cannot use their out-of-state cards in New Jersey. However, they can obtain non-renewable, 6-month medical marijuana cards under the New Jersey medical cannabis program, allowing them to buy medical cannabis at New Jersey licensed dispensaries. Out-of-state patients must consult with registered New Jersey healthcare practitioners who will enroll them in the state’s medical marijuana patient registry.

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