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MEDICAL MARIJUANA CERTIFICATION FOR ELIGIBLE PATIENTS

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA CERTIFICATION FOR ELIGIBLE PATIENTS


Medical Marijuana – Patient Information on Eligibility

Qualifying conditions

If you are a current New Jersey State resident and have medical documentation of the diagnosis, of one of the following conditions, you may be eligible for medical marijuana.


  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain of Visceral Origin
  • Chronic Pain Related to Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorder, including Epilepsy
  • Intractable skeletal spasticity if resistant to conventional therapy
  • Glaucoma if resistant to conventional therapy
  • Amyotropic lateral sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Terminal Cancer
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease, including Chrohn's Disease
  • Terminal Illness with prognosis of less than 12 months to live
  • Severe or Chronic Pain, severe nausea or vomiting, cachexia or wasting syndrome which result from: Positive status for HIV, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or cancer
  • PTSD
  • Opioid Use Disorder, as an adjunct to Medication Assisted Therapy


The severe debilitating or life threatening condition must also be accompanied by one or more of the following associated or complicating conditions: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, or severe or persistent muscle spasms.


The Medical Documentation Necessary for Eligibility

To ensure eligibility and to begin the patient certification process, we require each patient to have a copy of their medical records to confirm your diagnosis.

The recommended medical documentation should document your relevant condition. For example, if you have Cancer, a recent pathology report from an oncologist is necessary for us to continue the process. For Chronic Pain, a recent EMG, if available. For PTSD, a psychiatrist or psychologist evaluation should be provided, in writing. A list of current prescriptions should also be included .


Setting up an Appointment

First Appointment for Possible Eligible Patients: 

The office requires each patient to make a face to face evaluation with the doctor.


What to bring along with you to your appointment: A valid NJ Identification Card and a copy of your available medical documentation and/or records. Once you receive your certification from us, you will be able to register online for a medical marijuana card with the state of NJ. We have staff available in office to help with registration. 


The following documents must be present when registering:

  • Passport style photograph of you against a white solid background such as a wall. No glasses or hat are permissible. This photograph will be used for your identification card.

 Government issued photo ID

  • Current NJ digital license
  • Current NJ digital non-driver ID card
  • NJ County ID Card

 Proof of New Jersey Residency: (P.O.Boxes are not accepted)

  • Utility bill issued in the past 90 days that shows your name at your current address
  • Utility bills accepted: Gas-Electric-Water-Sewer-Cell Phone-Cable(Television/Internet/Phone)
  • Any correspondence from IRS or NJ State tax office within the last year.

 Reduced Card Fee Eligibility:

  • The registration fee for your identification card will be $100. If you are a senior citizen, military veteran, or receive certain forms of government assistance, you are eligible for a reduced registration fee of $20. Please note, once payment is made, there are no refunds per regulations.
  • Please note that we do not accept MEDICARE as proof of government assistance.
  • Proof of Government Assistance-if applicable


This card must be shown when buying medical marijuana at a dispensing facility and carried by the Eligible patient. ​​​


Caregivers

New Jersey State allows Caregivers to obtain a medical marijuana card on behalf of the patients who might be unable to do the process on their own. This includes parents of children under 18. Each Patient and, when necessary, each Caregiver must be available at the initial appointment with the Office.