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How do I become a medical marijuana patient in New Jersey?


A physician must certify that you (a patient) have an approved debilitating medical condition to participate in the Medicinal Marijuana Program in New Jersey. Approved debilitating medical conditions include:

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis
Terminal cancer
Muscular dystrophy
Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
Terminal illness, if the physician has determined a prognosis of less than 12 months of life.

The following conditions apply, if resistant to, or if the patient is intolerant to, conventional therapy:

Seizure disorder, including epilepsy
Intractable skeletal muscular spasticity
Glaucoma
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

The following conditions apply, if severe or chronic pain, severe nausea or vomiting, cachexia or wasting syndrome results from the condition or treatment thereof:

Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
Cancer

Physicians must be registered with the program in order to certify your eligibility. A list of physicians is available on their website, nj.gov/health/medicalmarijuana. Under the ‘Patient’ tab, select the option that says ‘Find a Doctor’. This will assist a patient in locating a physician in their area.

You can find more information on https://www.state.nj.us/health/medicalmarijuana/pat_faqs.shtml#1

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