How to Get a New Jersey Medical Marijuana Card

The Therapeutic Cannabis Program is offered by the New Jersey Department of Health. Applications must be submitted online.

Who Can Qualify?

To be eligible for a New Jersey Medical Marijuana Card you must be a resident of New Jersey and 18 years of age or older, or have a parent/guardian apply as a caregiver. You must also be diagnosed with one of the following conditions:

  • ALS
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Terminal cancer
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • IBS, Crohn’s disease
  • Terminal illness, with less than 12 months of life
  • Seizure disorder, including epilepsy
  • Intractable skeletal muscular spasticity
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • HIV positive or AIDS (if it causes chronic pain, severe nausea or vomiting, or cachexia)
  • Cancer (if it causes chronic pain, severe nausea or vomiting, or cachexia)

How Much Does it Cost?

There is a $200 registration fee. If you are enrolled for NJ Medicaid, Food Stamp Benefits, NJ Temporary Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability you are eligible for a reduced registration fee of $20.

How Do I Apply?

To apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in New Jersey follow these steps:

  1. Visit with your physician (they must be registered with the Medicinal Marijuana Program) and have them provide you with a Patient Reference Number
  2. Obtain a passport-style digital photograph of your face in .jpeg format
  3. Gather a current NJ digital license, digital non-driver ID card or County ID Card
  4. Gather proof of residency (a recent utility bill or correspondence with the IRS or NJ State Tax Office
  5. Gather proof of eligibility for financial assistance if applicable
  6. Go to the Medicinal Marijuana Program website and open the Patient Registration page
  7. Enter the patient reference number provided by your physician
  8. Upload the required documents and complete the application

If approved you will be asked to submit the registration payment.


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