Healthy New Jersey

Cannabis Regulatory Commission

New Patient Registration

To enroll in the Medicinal Cannabis Program, patients must have a qualifying medical condition and be under the care of a participating health care provider.  If you and your health care provider think you will benefit from adding cannabis to your course of treatment, they must provide you with an Authorizing Healthcare Practitioner Statement.  The statement will include a reference ID number and a registry ID number, which you will need to establish an account in the patient portal and complete a registration process.

Your patient account will allow you to track your application status, verify your allotment and authorization period, request ID cards, and send messages to Patient Services.


To set up your account on the patient portal and to complete registration, you will need the following:

  • The reference ID number and a registry ID number from the Authorizing Healthcare Practitioner Statement you received from your healthcare provider.(Parents/guardians of minor patients will also need to request a Minor Attestation from from the authorizing provider if the provider is not a pediatrician.)
  • The name of an Alternative Treatment Center where you will be able to purchase your medicinal cannabis doses.
  • A recent full-face, front facing photograph 
    • taken within the last 60 days
    • taken against a plain, white background
    • taken without a hat, or glasses
    • taken with eyes open and facial expression neutral
    • taken without filters
  • Proof of New Jersey residency
    • A current New Jersey government-issued ID or two proofs of residency 
      • If you do not have a current New Jersey state issued ID reflecting your physical address you may provide two other proofs of residency from the list below:
        • a utility or cell phone bill from the last 90 days
        • a W-2, 1099 Statement, Form 1098, or other correspondence from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the New Jersey Division of Taxation from the last year that shows patient’s name and address (We do not accept a Form 1040 or Form 1095)
        • Property tax bill, jury summons, Social Security Administration documents, or other federal, state, or local government correspondence issued in the last 90 days that shows patient’s name and address
        • last three monthly bank statements showing the patient’s name and address
        • last three consecutive pay stubs
        • an official deed
  • $10 if you would like to receive a physical ID card. Digital ID cards are free. Both kinds of ID cards are valid for two years.

Medicinal cannabis patients visiting from outside of New Jersey who wish to register for a temporary card will only need a reference ID number and registry ID number from a New Jersey authorized health care practitioner and a current copy of their registration in their home state's program to set up a patient account.

Adult Patient Registration

Minor Patient Registration

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