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New Jersey Medical Marijuana Law

Status

 

Operational

Law Signed:

2010

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Addiction substitute therapy for opioid reduction*
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Anxiety*
  • Cancer (includes associated chronic pain and/or severe nausea)
  • Chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders*
  • Chronic visceral pain*
  • Crohn's disease
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS (includes associated chronic pain and/or severe nausea)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Migraines*
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Seizure and/or spasticity disorders
  • Tourette's syndrome*
  • Any terminal illness if a doctor has determined the patient will die within a year
  • * New qualifying conditions added: 3/27/18

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Two ounces per month

HOME CULTIVATION

No

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES

Yes. The Murphy administration opened up the application process to six new applicants on 7/17/18 — raising the total number of dispensaries to twelve.

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL

Yes. As of 3/29/18, licensed dispensaries can apply to open satellite locations.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUTES

  • N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 24-61-1-10 (2015)
  • N.J. Stat. Ann. §24:6I-3 (2010)

CAREGIVERS

Yes, primary caregiver is a person who has agreed to assist with a registered qualifying patient's medical use of marijuana. Primary caregiver cannot be the patient's physician. Primary caregiver must be a resident of New Jersey. The primary caregiver can never have been convicted of a felony drug offense. The caregiver must be 18 years of age or older. As of 3/27/18, caregivers may provide for more than one patient at a time.

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF REGISTERED PATIENTS

RECIPROCITY

No

CONTACT INFORMATION

Medical Marijuana Program — Home Page:
http://www.nj.gov/health/medicalmarijuana/

Medical Marijuana Program -- Patient Registration Information
http://www.state.nj.us/health/medicalmarijuana/patients/registration-renewal/

Question? E-mail: MMPquestions@doh.nj.gov

New Jersey DOH 2018 report:
http://nj.gov/health/medicalmarijuana/documents/EO6Report_Final.pdf 

New Jersey NORML
http://www.normlnj.org

Coalition for Medical Marijuana -- New Jersey
http://www.cmmnj.org/