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