On January 18th, 2010 the Governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine penned in the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act. The law was enacted on October 1st, 2010. New Jersey’s Compassionate Use Act grants legal protection to those suffering from Chron’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Glaucoma, HIV/Aids, Cancer, chronic pain, debilitating conditions, as an alternative to other more addictive and harmful medical treatments. Other illnesses must be approved by the New Jersey State Department of Health. NEW JERSEY’S MEDICINAL MARIJUANA LAWS DO NOT CONTAIN RECIPROCITY PROVISIONS SO YOUR MEDICAL CARD IN ANY OTHER STATE WILL NOT PROTECT YOU UNDER NEW JERSEY’S MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAWS. Caregivers are allowed in the State of New Jersey. The said caregiver is required to be at least 18 years old. A patient may only have one registered caregiver at any given time. Also if a patient has someone registered as their primary caregiver they MAY NOT be a registered caregiver for any other patient.
Qualified patients or their caregiver are allowed to possess at the maximum 2 ounces of medical cannabis per month and this medicinal marijuana must be bought at state monitored sites. HOME CULTIVATION IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO GROW MARIJUANA IN NEW JERSEY EVEN IF YOU ARE A QUALIFIED AND REGISTERED MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENT! YOU WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW AND IMPRISONED.
To Acquire Your Medical License in New Jersey:
First your licensed physician must initiate your application through online registration at http://njmmp.nj.gov. To register a patient, doctors are required to first register through the States Medicinal Marijuana Program A.K.A MMP. In addition to date of birth and their name, physicians are required to enter their medical and CDS license #’s that are issued by the Division of Consumer Affairs in order to complete registration. Once physicians submit thisregistration form the application will be verified and approved by MMP staff. Registration cannot be completed without both the medical and CDS license #’s which will be verified by the Division of Consumer Affairs. If approved, your physician can log in to their account and initiate the patient applications. For each patient, the doctor must provide the name, address, date of birth, and debilitating illness. On submitting this information, a secure Patient ID is created. Lastly have your doctor print out the patient I.D. page complete the application. You can then register online by clicking Patient Registration and entering your patient I.D. at http://njmmp.nj.gov or by completing your application and sending it by mail to the MMP. Please note that patient registration will begin later this year.
For more information on NJ MMJ Laws Check Out:
New Jersey NORML
Coalition for Medical Marijuana — New Jersey