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
  • Chronic visceral pain
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps)
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS (includes associated chronic pain and/or severe nausea)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Opioid dependency
  • 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

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Three ounces per month

HOME CULTIVATION

No

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES

Yes. On June 3, 2019, the Department of Health announced their intent to license over 108 additional Alternative Treatment Centers. Up to half of the new facilities will operate as dispensaries while others will operate as cultivators and manufacturers.

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL

Yes

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. An “institutional caregivers” is defined as “an employee of a health care facility who is authorized to assist qualifying patients who are patients or residents at the health care facility with the medical use of cannabis, including obtaining medical cannabis for the patient from a medical cannabis dispensary or clinical registrant and accepting deliveries of medical cannabis for the patient.”

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF REGISTERED PATIENTS

RECIPROCITY

Yes. Card-carrying out-of-state patients may legally bring their marijuana into NJ for up to six months.

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/