How to Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in New Jersey
In the state of New Jersey, we can help you evaluate your eligibility for and potentially get your medical marijuana card. Every state is different, and New Jersey has fairly strict laws about medical marijuana use.
But our staff here at Elite Alternative Medicine will work hard to ensure that you are properly evaluated can get access to the care you need.
4 Steps to a Medical Marijuana Card in New Jersey
1) Get Your Medical Records
If you’ve been diagnosed with one of the above illnesses, make sure you get a copy of your medical records.
2) Make an Appointment
Make an appointment with one of our certified physicians. Bring your medical records to this appointment
3) We Give You Your Patient ID
From there, we register you on the database of Medical Marijuana patients. We’ll give you a Patient ID to finish the process.
4) Visit a Dispensary
From here, you can go to a dispensary to buy what you need. Your card protects your right to medical marijuana by law.
Documentation Needed for New Jersey MMID
- Taken within the last 60 days
- Taken against a plain, white background such as a wall
- No hats permitted
- No glasses permitted
- Full-face view, directly facing the camera with both eyes open and neutral facial expression
- Do not use any photo filters
Government Issued Photo ID
- Current NJ Driver’s License
- Current NJ Non-Drivers ID issued by NJ Motors Vehicle Commission
- NJ County ID showing patient name and address
*Note: If your current government issued photo ID is expired or does not reflect your current physical address, you will have to supply 2 proofs of New Jersey Residency from the list.
Proof of NJ Residency (if applicable)
- Utility Bill issued within the 90 days preceding the application date
- Gas, electric, water, sewer, landline phone, cell phone, cable, television, internet
- Correspondence from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the New Jersey Division of Taxation, issued within the year preceding the application date, that shows the patient’s name and address
- Including but not limited to a 1099 Statement, Form 1098, W-2, etc.
- They do NOT take Form 1040 or Form 1095
- Federal, State, or local government correspondence issued to the applicant within the 90 days preceding the application date, that shows the patient’s name and address
- Examples: Social Security Administration (SSA) documents, jury summons or court issued notices, property tax bills
- Bank statements issued within each of the three months preceding the application date, which shows the patient’s name and address (this means you must submit 3 statements scanned into one PDF)
What Medical Conditions Allow You To Get Medical Marijuana in New Jersey?
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Crohn’s Disease
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Chronic Pain related to related to musculoskeletal disorders (ex: lupus, CRPS, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis)
- Chronic Pain of Visceral Origin
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- Opioid Use Disorder
- Terminal Illness (including Cancer) with a 12 month or less prognosis
The following conditions apply, if the patient is resistant to, or intolerant to conventional therapy:
- Seizure Disorder (including Epilepsy)
- Intractable Skeletal Muscular Spasticity
The following conditions apply, if severe or chronic pain, severe nausea or vomiting, cachexia or wasting syndrome results from the condition or its treatment:
- Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
- Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)