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How to apply for a
medicinal cannabis card
in new jersey

Application Process Overview

New Jersey’s Medicinal Cannabis Program helps provide registered patients with safe access to cannabis-based medicine under the care of licensed medicinal practitioners.
There are three primary requirements that you need to meet to become a medicinal cannabis patient in New Jersey.
  1. You must maintain a bona fide relationship with a healthcare provider registered with the program.
  2. You must be a New Jersey resident.
  3. You must be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition by a New Jersey health care practitioner registered with the New Jersey Medicinal Cannabis Program.
Below, we outline how you can satisfy these requirements and how to obtain your Medicinal Cannabis Card, should you qualify.

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Healthcare Provider

A bona fide relationship is defined as a relationship in which the healthcare practitioner has ongoing responsibility for the assessment, care, and treatment of a patient’s qualifying medical condition, where:
  • The practitioner-patient relationship has existed for at least one year; or
  • The health care provider has seen and/or assessed the patient for the debilitating medical condition on at least four visits; or
  • The health care provider assumes responsibility for providing management and care of the patient’s qualifying 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.

Click below to find a participating healthcare practitioner.

How to Apply

With an Authorizing Provider Statement from your healthcare provider, you will have a reference ID number and a registry ID number to set up an account to complete your application. Click below to visit the account portal with additional instructions on how to register an adult patient or a minor.

I need help

Having trouble registering on the state website? Confused about the application process? Have any general questions? Please contact us by clicking below, and we’ll do our best to lend a hand. If you’re already approved, click the second button below to find a Restore location near you!

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