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March 14, 2019

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Murphy Administration Adds 25,500 Patients, 400 Doctors to Medicinal Marijuana Program

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP) has reached another milestone, adding 25,500 new patients, nearly 1,000 caregivers and 412 doctors since Governor Murphy took office.

A total of 42,528 patients, 1,736 caregivers and 925 doctors are now participating in the program. In the past 13 months, an additional 412 physicians have been added to the MMP, a 40 percent increase. The growing number of physicians participating in the program is attributable to a series of ten Grand Rounds lectures that Dr. Shereef Elnahal, Commissioner of Health, has given to 3,000 doctors and other health professionals to discuss the MMP. Those lectures have focused on evidence that supports marijuana as an appropriate treatment for patients with certain debilitating conditions.

Learn more from the Governor's press release.

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Last Reviewed: 3/19/2019