New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program (NJMMP)
Approved NJMMP Conditions
There are currently several specific medically approved conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana in the state of New Jersey. As a physician registered with the Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) of New Jersey, Dr. Tiedrich can evaluate your symptoms and test results to determine whether your diagnosis falls within the medically approved conditions, treatable with medical marijuana.
Approved debilitating medical conditions:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS)
Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
Terminal illness, including terminal cancer, if the doctor has determined a prognosis of less than 12 months
Chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders
Chronic pain of visceral origin
Opioid use disorder
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 immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Book an appointment with Dr. T to see if you qualify for the Medical Marijuana program in New Jersey.
After Dr. Tiedrich makes an approved medical marijuana diagnosis, he will suggest the best dispensary to meet your specific treatment goals and needs.
Current New Jersey dispensaries*:
Breakwater Treatment and Wellness, Cranbury, NJ
Compassionate Care Foundation, Egg Harbor, NJ
Compassionate Sciences, Inc., Bellmawr, NJ
Garden State Dispensary, Woodbridge, NJ
Greenleaf Compassion Center, Montclair, NJ
Harmony Foundation, Secaucus, NJ
*With the changes to New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Laws (see below) there are plans to have as many as 24 providers/ dispensaries in the near future.
Changes to New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Laws
In June 2019, the State Assembly and the Senate overwhelmingly voted in favor of bill A20 to expand access to medical marijuana and reduce barriers to obtaining it. Governor Phil Murphy signed it in July. This sweeping legislation includes several important changes that improve outlooks for thousands of patients. Here are some of the changes currently underway.
Reduced Barriers to Obtaining Medical Marijuana
Some of the biggest changes to the program include improvements for patients, particularly in regards to who may qualify for medical marijuana, the amount they can obtain, and how much it will cost. It also removes several common difficulties related to actually obtaining medical marijuana.
Patients will also be permitted to purchase three ounces of medical marijuana every
18-months, an increase from the former limit of two ounces, with additional provisions for purchasing to be determined by the Cannabis Regulatory Commission.
Purchasing limits for terminal patients have been removed.
The law also adds several qualifying “debilitating medical conditions” eligible for medical marijuana use. See listing to the left. And it further reduces restrictions, by eliminating the requirement for psychiatric evaluation of minors before they can become qualifying patients.
Other changes include the following:
Home delivery permitted
Institutions like nursing homes and hospice centers can purchase medical marijuana for patients
Qualifying patients may now designate two primary caregivers, instead of one
Registration fees for qualifying patients and caregivers reduced from $200 to $100
Reduced registration fee of $20 for veterans and seniors
Consumer tax of 6.625% to be eliminated by 2022
New forms of approved medical marijuana, such as oil-based products like vape cartridges.
All of these changes are designed to increase access to medical marijuana for qualifying patients by eliminating barriers throughout the pipeline.