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A Guide to the Medicinal Cannabis Program for Health Care Practitioners

Physicians who wish to dispense prescriptions for medicinal cannabis must be registered with the Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s Medicinal Cannabis Program. Eligibility for enrolment in the program includes:

  • holding an active license in good standing with the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners;
  • possessing an active, unlimited Controlled Dangerous Substances registration with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs; and
  • having an active, physical practice within the State of New Jersey.

Physicians must hold a bona fide relationship with any patient they wish to register.  The physician must be providing ongoing assessment, care, and treatment of the patient’s debilitating medical condition. To register a patient in the Medicinal Cannabis Program, one of the following must be satisfied:

  • The physician-patient relationship must have existed for a least one year.
  • The physician has seen and/or assessed the patient for the debilitating medical condition on at least four visits.
  • The physician assumes responsibility for providing management and care of the patient’s debilitating medical condition after conducting a comprehensive medical history and physical examination, including a personal review of the patient’s medical record maintained by other treating physicians reflecting the patient’s reaction and response to conventional medical therapies.

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