Do I Qualify?
To become a registered patient with the New Jersey Medicinal Cannabis Program (NJMCP), you must:
Maintain a bona fide relationship with a physician who is registered with the program.
A bona fide relationship is defined as a relationship in which the physician has ongoing responsibility for the assessment, care, and treatment of a patient’s debilitating medical condition, where:
- The physician-patient relationship has existed for at least one year; or
- The physician has seen and/or assessed the patient for the debilitating medical condition on at least four visits; or
- 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.
Be a New Jersey resident.
Be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition by a New Jersey health care practitioner registered with the New Jersey Medicinal Cannabis Program.
Approved qualifying medical conditions include:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Chronic pain
- Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
- Intractable skeletal muscular spasticity
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Opioid Use Disorder
- Positive status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Seizure disorder, including epilepsy
- Terminal illness with prognosis of less than 12 months to live
- Tourette Syndrome
Before you Register
- Have the reference number given to you by your doctor
- Identify an Alternative Treatment Center where you will be able to purchase your medicinal cannabis doses.
- Have a recent full-face, front facing photograph
- taken within the last 60 days
- taken against a plain, white background
- taken without a hat, or glasses
- taken with eyes open and facial expression neutral
- taken without filters
- Have one government-issued photo ID
- unexpired NJ driver’s license
- unexpired non-driver’s ID issues by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
- New Jersey County ID showing patient’s name and current address
- Have proof of New Jersey residency
- One of the following (or two if your submitted government-issued ID does not reflect your current address):
- a gas, electric, water, phone, cable, or other utility bill from the last 90 days
- a W-2, 1099 Statement, Form 1098, or other correspondence from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the New Jersey Division of Taxation from the last year that shows patient’s name and address (We do not accept a Form 1040 or Form 1095)
- Property tax bill, jury summons, Social Security Administration documents, or other federal, state, or local government correspondence issued in the last 90 days that shows patient’s name and address
- last three monthly bank statements showing the patient’s name and address
- You will also need proof of government assistance if seeking the reduced registration fee. (see Reduced Fee Eligibility)