Physician Eligibility

  1. Hold an active New Jersey Medical License in good standing issued by the NJ Board of Medical Examiners.

  2. Possess an active Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) registration issued by the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs and not subject to limitation.

  3. Practice within the State of New Jersey

  4. Physicians must also hold a bona fide relationship with a patient in order to register them with the program.




Bona Fide Relationship

  • The physician-patient relationship has existed for at least one year; or

  • The physician has seen and/or assessed the patient for the debilitating medical condition on at least four visits; or

  • The physician assumes responsibility for providing management and care of the patient’s debilitating 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.

A bona fide physician-patient relationship means a relationship in which the physician has ongoing responsibility for the assessment, care and treatment of a patient’s debilitating medical condition whereby:



Patient Qualifying Conditions

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

  • Anxiety

  • Cachexia or wasting

  • Chronic Pain (due to a musculoskeletal origin)

  • Chronic Pain (due to a visceral origin)

  • Glaucoma


  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) including Crohn’s disease

  • Intractable Skeletal Muscular Spasticity (ISS)

  • Migraine

  • Muscular dystrophy

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD)

  • Seizures and epilepsy

  • Severe nausea and vomiting due to cancer

  • Terminal illness (a physician’s determination of a prognosis that is less than 12 months of life).

  • Tourette’s Syndrome



Physician Checklist

  1. Login to using the username and password created when registering for the NJMMP.

  2. Select the Physician Statement tab

  3. Select Patient Search

  4. Select Add Statement

  5. Provide patient information (as noted by the red asterisk) and debilitating medical condition

  6. Certify that patient has a qualifying medical condition

  7. Select a 30, 60, or 90-day effective period

  8. Select an amount of medicinal cannabis using the drop down box
    Note* Physicians may authorize a maximum amount of 3 ounces of marijuana per 30-day period.

  9. Verify the accuracy of all entered information

  10. Select Add Statement

  11. Complete Attending Physician Statement and submit to MMP registry

  12. Receive Patient Reference Number from MMP



Instruct patient’s to complete the following steps:

  1. Go to the State of NJ Medicinal Marijuana Program registration website:

  2. Select “Patient Registration” on the left side of the screen of the MMP registry page: carefully read the instructions before continuing.

  3. Enter all required information as noted by a red asterisk**.

  4. The Patient Reference Number must be included (the number provided by the physician)

  5. Select “Submit” and the Patient Registration page will appear.

  6. Complete all required information on the Patient Registration page If applicable, enter primary caregiver information.

  7. Read and acknowledge the Patient Certification

  8. Check the appropriate box indicating that the terms have been understood.

  9. “Save and Continue”.

  10. Patients are now required to upload scanned photographs and documents.