Understanding New Jersey's Medical Marijuana Program

In 2010, New Jersey legalized the use of medical marijuana for patients suffering from a range of qualifying conditions. Since the law passed, the state has become home to more than 3,000 patients who qualify and use medical marijuana. The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services researches and adds qualifying conditions as they see fit, the most recent condition being PTSD. In this blog, our New Jersey medical marijuana doctor explains the guidelines and requirements for New Jersey’s medical marijuana program.

What conditions are approved by New Jersey’s medical marijuana program?

Chronic pain and terminal illness can be extremely difficult to treat in patients without the assistance of medical marijuana. While the program currently includes a wide variety of debilitating conditions, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services is constantly looking at other conditions for consideration to qualify in the program.

Some qualifying conditions include:

How does it work?

In order to be eligible, you must be resident to the state of New Jersey. You’ll first need to undergo a comprehensive medical exam with a registered medical marijuana physician. During this exam, he or she will gather and look over your medical history, including past records from previous doctors. The purpose of is appointment is to determine that any past treatment you’ve received did not effectively alleviate the suffering you are experiencing and that you would benefit from entering the state’s medical marijuana program. If you qualify, you’ll start the registration process and you’ll be given a patient reference number. This unique number will be used for the duration in the medical marijuana program. Once your registration is approved, you will receive a registration card, which is valid for up to 2 years.

Our New Jersey medical marijuana clinic provides high-quality care for those suffering from a wide range of chronic conditions. Every issue we treat is done so with sensitivity and confidentiality.

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