Requirements and Eligibility
Physicians who wish to aid patients suffering from debilitating medical conditions by providing medicinal marijuana to alleviate pain which is resistant to conventional methods and medicine; must register with the MMP to certify a patient.
Only physicians that are registered with the Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP) can certify patients to receive medicinal marijuana. Physicians may opt out of having their name/practice listed on our website. A physician must initiate a patient registration for the program.
Per regulation, there must be a bona fide physician-patient relationship to start the patient application process. Registration can be completed online at http://njmmp.nj.gov/.
Physicians who wish to participate in the program must:
- Hold an active New Jersey Medical license in good standing issued by the NJ Board of Medical Examiners.
- Possess an active controlled dangerous substances registration issued by the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs that is not subject to limitation.
- Practice within the State of New Jersey
Physicians must also hold a bona fide relationship with a patient in order to register them with the program.
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:
- 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.