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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (609) 292-0424.
To renew your New Jersey medical marijuana card, follow these steps:
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.
The New Jersey medical marijuana card is good for 24 months from the date of issuance.
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:
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.
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.
You can only complete your medical marijuana card renewals online via the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Patient Registry.
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.