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How to Get a NJ Medical Marijuana Card

These are the steps to get a medical marijuana card in New Jersey with the help of Leafy DOC:

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Book Your Appointment

Skip the wait at the doctor’s office and schedule your evaluation from the comfort and convenience of your home. Submit an intake form with a few personal details and a summary of your medical history; then, we’ll help you book an on-demand telehealth appointment or schedule a convenient time for later.

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Match With a Licensed Marijuana Doctor

Connect with the right doctor in minutes and easily chat with your provider on a smartphone, computer, or tablet via phone call or video. Our licensed physicians will evaluate your qualifying condition, address your questions and concerns, and then provide a recommendation for medical cannabis via email within two business days.

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Register with the NJ Department of Health

Log in to the New Jersey Department of Health website at and register as a patient using your medical marijuana certification from Leafy DOC and the required documents.

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Get Your New Jersey Medical Card

After the State approves your registration, they will mail you a patient ID card within fourteen business days. Once you have the MMJ card, you can visit New Jersey dispensaries and purchase medicinal cannabis products.

The Leafy DOC Difference

We’re here to help! At Leafy DOC, we believe that access to medical cannabis is essential; we connect medical marijuana patients with a licensed medical marijuana doctor online for patient evaluations. A certified health professional is ready to help with the medical marijuana certification.

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New Jersey Marijuana Laws

  • Marijuana is a Schedule I substance in the State of NJ
  • Federally, cannabis is still considered a Schedule I Controlled Substance.
  • Possession of up to 6 ounces of cannabis by an adult is legal.
  • Possession of more than 6 ounces of cannabis by an adult is a fourth-degree crime punishable by 18 months imprisonment and a fine of up to 25,000 USD.
  • Cultivation of 1 ounce up to less than 5 pounds is a crime in the 3rd degree punishable by a sentence of 3-5 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of 25,000 USD.
  • A person over 21 may purchase, possess and use cannabis paraphernalia.
  • A misdemeanor is a failure to turn over marijuana or hashish to a nearby police officer. In addition, being under the influence of marijuana or hashish is also a misdemeanor.

Cannabis Policy Reform Timeline

  • 2010: Governor Corzine signed a law to legalize medical marijuana for a limited number of conditions
  • 2013: Criminalization was at an all-time high, nearly doubling since 1993
  • 2018: The Medical program and its’ qualifying conditions were expanded
  • 2020: NJ 1897 was signed into law to decriminalize minor possession of cannabis
  • 2021: NJ A21 was signed to legalize possession and use for adults 
  • 2022: Retail dispensaries opened in the spring

Possession Limits in NJ

  • Adults in New Jersey may possess six ounces; medical cannabis patients can keep three ounces a month for up to eighteen months.

Frequently Asked Questions

New Jersey residents with the following qualifying conditions can apply for medical marijuana cards:
  • Addiction substitute therapy for opioid reduction
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer (includes associated chronic pain or severe nausea)
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic visceral pain
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps)
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS (includes associated chronic pain and severe nausea)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Opioid dependency
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Seizure and spasticity disorders
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Any terminal illness if a doctor has determined the patient will die within a year

New Jersey does accept out-of-state cards, but it is a complex process and is limited to six months of reciprocity to visit alternative treatment centers.

That depends on the State you visit; some states accept out-of-state MMJ cards while others do not. We recommend checking local medical cannabis rules and regulations before traveling.

New Jersey does not allow home cultivation, even for medical patients. There are bills to revise this law and will enable an adult New Jersey resident to grow six plants; however, it is currently still illegal.

New Jersey will permit indoor and outdoor consumption lounges to smoke medicinal marijuana and recreational users. All other public consumption is prohibited due to the Smoke-Free Air Act.

Helping you apply – NJ medical marijuana identification card

Our Mission at Leafy DOC is to provide a seamless customer experience, educate people about cannabis, and ultimately help people get an MMJ card quickly and efficiently.

We put our best efforts towards getting you legal access to cannabis products by providing health consultation and an appointment to get your medical marijuana card online.

Our team is here every step of the way to help you learn about cannabis and its medical benefits for your body and mind.

New Jersey law requires all qualified patients to obtain an NJ medical marijuanas card before purchasing medical marijuana products.
Requirements for the New Jersey medical marijuana program are as follows: 
  • A New Jersey legal, medical marijuana patient, must be 18 years of age or older for medical use
  • Only patients who can prove New Jersey residency can apply for the Jersey medical marijuana program (personal driver’s license, Government ID)
  • New Jersey residents must also have medical history showing a diagnosis with a qualifying medical condition explicitly selected for New Jersey medical marijuana patients.

A patient with medical marijuana certification may elect to have a caregiver go to their alternative therapy center and purchase medical cannabis. Qualified patients can designate up to two caregivers at a time.

Caregivers must submit fingerprints for a criminal background check. Designated caregivers must be 18 years or older, an official resident of New Jersey, and agree to help the qualified patient use marijuana for medicinal purposes. 

Caregiver applications are required to include:

  • Recent US passport-approved photo
  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Registration Fee of 100 USD

Visit These New Jersey Hotspots After Getting Your Medical Card

Atlantic City

Atlantic City is known for its bustling casinos and the Miss America pageant. Top waterfront attractions include the Boardwalk and Gardner’s Basin.

This area offers dining, shopping, fishing, dolphin cruises, the Atlantic City Aquarium, and New Jersey’s tallest lighthouse, Absecon.

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Princeton is known for the prestigious Princeton University, a college established in 1756 and serves as the governor’s official residence. Princeton offers many tourist attractions, including the house where Albert Einstein’s home and the Washington Oak, named in 1787 when the U.S. Constitution was signed.

Delaware Water Gap

The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area offers a true outdoors experience away from the busy city life. This 40-mile stretch of the Delaware River runs through New Jersey and Pennsylvania, where people can hike the Appalachian Trail, fish, kayak, or ride horses. The National Park Service maintains the area.

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