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The #1 Cannabis Evaluations Platform in the World
With Over 600,000 Patients Served

The #1 Cannabis Evaluations
Platform in the World
With Over 600,000
Patients Served

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Quick, Simple, and Affordable for New Jersey

Secure Online Process

You don't even need an appointment to see your new doctor from the comfort of your own home! NuggMD is available from 8AM to 10PM every day, including weekends, and your personal information is safe and secure.

Rapid Document Delivery

It takes New Jersey up to 30 days to process your application, but your NuggMD doctors won't be part of the hold up. Your doctor will generate your paperwork within 48 hours of approval so you can complete your state application.

The Most Efficient Platform

At NuggMD, we respect the precious time of our customers more than anything else. As such, we strive to provide the most secure, most efficient, and most trustworthy medical marijuana authorization platform out there today.

Your Online Medical Marijuana Doctor Visit Includes

2-Year Recommendation

New Jersey state MMJ recommendations are good for two years. You're required to make yearly follow-up visits with your doctor. Your first visit is just $149. All follow-up visits thereafter are only $99.

Privacy Guaranteed

All of your personal and patient records on the NuggMD platform are safe, private, and protected by HIPAA and New Jersey regulations.

Fast Confirmation

Your doctor will complete your certification within 24 to 48 hours of approval. Then you'll get an email with instructions for completing your registration. It takes the state up to 30 days to approve, so don't delay!

Safe & Reliable Payments

NuggMD will accept credit card payments from all the leading U.S. banks. Not only that, you'll only need to pay if you've been approved for marijuana treatments.

Extended Availability

NuggMD is available from 8AM to 10PM daily, including weekends. You don't even need an appointment to see your new doctor. Just log on, create an account and connect with your physician in minutes!

Empathetic Care & Service

NuggMD patients have access to the leading virtual MMJ evaluation service and their world-class customer service team. Our CS agents are happy to walk new patients through the entire application process.

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How It Works

1

Sign-up on the NuggMD website.

Visit our website at nuggmd.com to create an account. Be sure that all the information you provide is accurate. Otherwise, there will be problems during your New Jersey registry.

2

Connect with your MMJ doctor.

No appointments necessary! Just hang tight for a few in NuggMD's virtual waiting room and do whatever you like. The next available doctor will log on as soon as they're free. Wait times are typically just minutes.

3

Your doctor submits your recommendation.

Your physician will send your recommendation to the state registry within 48 hours. Then you'll receive an email to log in and finish your application.

4

Wait for the state to approve your application.

It takes New Jersey up to 30 days to finish processing your application. Once they're done, you'll receive another email with instructions for paying your New Jersey state MMJ registration fee.

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About Medical Marijuana in New Jersey

During the past decade, there were record numbers of marijuana-related arrests and prosecutions in New Jersey. This was in stark contrast with the national trend, in which these arrests and prosecutions were rapidly decreasing. This culminated in New Jersey arresting more people for marijuana crimes than anywhere else in the country in 2017. This, more than anything, contributed to a renewed push by marijuana advocacy groups and coalitions to legalize marijuana in the state.

Interestingly enough, medical marijuana had been legalized in 2010, when the Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana was passed. But political support among New Jersey politicians was lacking. As such, medical marijuana regulations were rigid, and this had a negative effect on enrollment in the program. So much so that New Jersey has long been said to have the strictest of medical marijuana programs throughout the country. For some time, New Jersey patients struggled with finding qualified doctors licensed to authorize use and dispensaries able to sell cannabis.

But the situation is improving. Hundreds of New Jersey residents become new patients and caregivers every year. New qualifying conditions are added to the Registry's list, even with pushback by New Jersey leadership. When Governor Chris Christie left office, an increased effort to legalize cannabis out-right found more traction. While the first attempts to do so initially failed, the New Jersey legislature approved a proposal that placed legalization on the 2020 ballot.

More About New Jersey

Located to the east of the Delaware River and the great state of Pennsylvania lies New Jersey. With both nearly 9 million residents and square miles to its name, New Jersey is the 11th largest state by population. New Jersey received its name from 17th century English colonizers after they took control of the area away from the Dutch and Swedish. After doing so, they named their new territory New Jersey after one of the Channel Islands near the coasts of Normandy, France. The state went on to be one of the thirteen revolutionary states who declared a War of Independence from the British Empire. As such, many important battles of the conflict occurred on New Jersey soil, specifically the crucial battles of Trenton and Princeton.  

Today, New Jersey is listed as one of the highest states for median income. The tourism industry is booming in the state, with many world-famous landmarks within its borders. Many visitors head to the renowned Atlantic City to spend time at the many casinos and hotels there. Ocean City Resort, The Borgata, the Hard Rock Hotel, Wild Wild West Casino, can be found along the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Not only that, but Liberty State Park, Turtle Back Zoo, Absecon Lighthouse, the George Washington Bridge, Cape May Lighthouse, Kingda Ka (the tallest roller coaster in all of North America), Newark Museum of Art, the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, and the Pine Barrens can all be found in the great state of New Jersey.

In recent years, New Jersey joined the ranks of the states who've legalized marijuana for medicinal use. Yet, this decision did not come without controversy among the political class and some New Jersey residents. Despite its legalized status, New Jersey's MMJ program is notorious for its strict and rigid implementation, and the slow growth of licensed dispensaries. But the tides are still turning and dozens more dispensaries are on their way to opening their doors in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions
About Medical Marijuana in New Jersey

How much does an MMJ evaluation cost in New Jersey?

An initial NuggMD MMJ evaluation is only $149. Required yearly follow-ups cost only $99 thereafter!

Does New Jersey have a list of qualifying conditions?

New Jersey residents with one of the following medical conditions are eligible to enroll in the state program:

  • Cancer
  • Anxiety
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) 
  • Chronic pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Migraine
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Intractable skeletal spasticity
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS) 
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Seizure disorders, including epilepsy
  • Terminal illness with a prognosis of less than 1 year
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Do patients have to formally register with the state to become marijuana patients in New Jersey?

To become a medical marijuana patient in New Jersey, you must apply with the state marijuana registry. Applications can be found on the NJMMP website here.

What is the cost of New Jersey's medical marijuana application fee?

The fee associated with the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Registry is $100. This is the price for patients and caregivers alike. Nevertheless, medical patients who are seniors, military veterans, and those who can qualify for state and federal assistance only have to pay $20. Those who qualify for the following can receive this reduced price: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Supplemental Security Income Benefits; Social Security Disability Benefits; NJ Temporary Disability Insurance benefits; NJ Medicaid Program

Does NuggMD have a refund policy?

Yes, it is possible to receive a refund with NuggMD under the following conditions: if a patient does not receive the documents associated with their medical marijuana recommendation within 30 days after their evaluation, then they will be entitled to a full refund. To do so, patients just need to send an email to our customer service team at support@getnugg.com, with the subject line "refund request." Be sure to include a brief description of your problem, as well. Our customers here at NuggMD are our #1 priority, and we are always striving to make sure that they are all 100% satisfied with our platform. If not, all will get their money back, guaranteed! You should be aware, though, that as soon as your refund is processed, NuggMD is legally obligated to remove any authorizations for medical marijuana you may have. This means that you will not be able to obtain medical marijuana at a dispensary.

How long are New Jersey medical marijuana IDs valid for?

New Jersey cannabis registrations are valid for 2 years after the date of their first issue.

Can New Jersey medical marijuana patients be fired if they test positive during a drug test?

Unlike many states who have legalized medical marijuana, New Jersey's legislation does not mandate any explicit legal protections for employees. This means that if a workplace demands a drug-free environment, their employees must comply, even if they're registered medical marijuana patients. Employers are still within their rights to fire such individuals if they so choose.

Are medical marijuana patients provided with any temporary MMJ IDs while waiting for their permanent one to arrive by mail?

At this time, patients are not provided with temporary IDs. After being approved for medical use, all patients will receive their permanent ID in 7-10 days.

Are New Jersey medical patients on any government lists?

No, medical marijuana patients in New Jersey are not placed on any government lists when they register as patients. In fact, information regarding a patients' status is not available to anyone but the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program and the Department of Health.

Is a New Jersey ID necessary to apply with the state medical marijuana program?

It is possible to become a New Jersey MMJ patient without an NJ ID. However, you still must provide two forms of proof of residency during your application, both of which need to include your current address. New Jersey will accept the following as these forms of proof of residency:

  • A utility bill dated in the past 90 days. This could include electric, gas, sewer, water, landline telephone, cell phone, cable, or an internet bill.
  • Any first-class mail from the Internal Revenue Service or the New Jersey Division of Taxation that is dated within the past year *Be advised: This does not include Form 1040 or Form 1095.
  • Any first-class mail from a federal, state, or local government agency dated from the last 90 days of the application date.
  • Any bank statements from the previous 90 days before the application.*Be advised: New Jersey requires these bank statements to be submitted in the form of a single PDF file.

Are there any legal limits for how much medicinal cannabis I can possess in New Jersey?

Yes, New Jersey does impose a possession limit on its medical patients. The MMJ program mandates that all cannabis sold must be sold in packages of 1/4 or 1/8 ounce amounts. Patients will receive a specific dosage amount from their marijuana physician during their evaluations. At this time, patients are not allowed to possess more than 3 ounces of cannabis in 30 days. This is not the case, however, for terminally ill patients who do not have a possession limit of any kind.

What is the process of becoming a New Jersey caregiver?

The process of registering as a New Jersey caregiver is not all that different from a normal medical patient. Caregivers must apply with the NJMMP. If the applicant is not an immediate family member of the medical patient, they must pass a criminal background check to be approved. All the associated forms for caregivers can be found on the NJMMP website. You can also find information on their site regarding instructions on how to book an appointment with the criminal background service IdentoGo to collect your fingerprints. Keep in mind, it can take up to three weeks for this background check to be processed. Once approved, caregivers must pay the associated fee with their application.

How long must I wait for my New Jersey MMJ patient application to be processed?

New Jersey medical patients must wait up to 30 days for their medical marijuana applications to be processed. Most patients find that their applications are processed in about 7 - 10 days, with their MMJ IDs being mailed shortly after.

Are there cannabis delivery services available in New Jersey?

No, currently no New Jersey medical marijuana dispensaries are licensed to provide cannabis delivery services. However, the state has recently received applications from four dispensaries to provide delivery services.

Does New Jersey's medical marijuana program recognize out-of-state cannabis IDs?

Not yet. But this is set to change, as there are plans in place for a new medical marijuana commission that will be used to accept MMJ IDs from other states.

Where are medicinal cannabis patients allowed to consume marijuana in New Jersey?

New Jersey's medical marijuana legislation mandates that the smoking of marijuana must comply with the Smoke-Free Air Act. This previous legislation dictates the following: Medical marijuana patients are not legally allowed to smoke cannabis:
*Inside of a school bus Inside of any public transportation vehicle.
*Inside of a motor vehicle, except in those cases in which the vehicle is not in operation.
*On the campus of any school.
*On the property of any correctional institution.
*Within any public park, beach, or recreational grounds.
*Any other area listed under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-13.
Medical marijuana patients also are not able to operate, navigate, or otherwise pilot any vehicle, vessel, train, subway, or any other form of heavy machinery while being under the influence of medicinal cannabis.

Can New Jersey parolees legally use medical marijuana?

Sometimes. If a New Jersey resident happens to be on parole or probation, but also qualifies for the state program nothing is stopping them from enrolling. They would still be allowed to use medical marijuana, despite their legal status. Nevertheless, these patients should still talk about becoming a patient with their parole or probation officers, as some sentencing agreements may require them to abstain from drug use, including medical marijuana, and violation of parole can lead to more jail time.

What protections does New Jersey law provide for parents who use medical marijuana?

Many states who have legalized medical marijuana included legal protections for parents who are also medical marijuana patients. New Jersey's Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana did not include these legal protections. This may change in the future, nor does it necessarily mean medical marijuana patients will be discriminated against in family courtrooms. IF the topic of medical marijuana use does come up, is usually focused on how a parent consumes or stores their medical marijuana. Parents who are medical marijuana patients must always be responsible with their cannabis, else their fitness as a parent be called into question. 

If a parent consumes medicinal cannabis in the presence of their children, for example, a judge may view this as unfit for a parent, and it could affect their custody rights. Even second-hand smoke can't be inhaled by children under any circumstances. It goes without saying that medical marijuana patients cannot give their children cannabis. To do so would constitute child abuse.

If you have any concerns about using medical marijuana as a parent, you should talk to a qualified attorney to ensure you're not putting your parental rights in danger.

Can those New Jersey patients in need receive subsidized, discounted, or free marijuana if they need it?

Unfortunately, no, there is currently no subsidized marijuana program in New Jersey. However, a discounted registration is available for patients in need.

Is there a sales tax associated with New Jersey marijuana sales?

Yes, New Jersey does impose a sales tax on all marijuana sales. This was first set at 6.625% but was recently reduced to 4%. Soon enough, it will be reduced further to 2% before finally being phased out completely in 2022. While this applies to a state-wide sales tax, local cities and towns still can charge 2% on the sales within their jurisdictions.

Where can New Jersey MMJ patients buy cannabis?

New Jersey has several medical dispensaries that are licensed to sell marijuana and marijuana products. Nevertheless, New Jersey's medical program is still relatively new, and there are not as many dispensaries as there are in other states. As time goes on, however, more are scheduled to open their doors. You can find a list of currently licensed Alternative Treatment Center at www.nj.gov/health/medicalmarijuana/patients/find-alt-center/

About Us

NuggMD is the fastest, easiest, and most secure way to get your medical marijuana recommendation, granting you access to the Oklahoma cannabis industry.

We believe pioneering a new era in cannabis means brandishing new behaviors and attitudes, ones that expose misinformation and uncover truths.

It's our mission to reveal cannabis for what it really is by facilitating easier access to it and empowering consumers with reliable information, personalized support and attention, and a conviction that puts your needs at the highest level.

Over 500,000 patients have trusted us to guide them on their cannabis journey in CA, NY, OK, and NV.

We're ready when you are.

NuggMD is the fastest, easiest, and most secure way to get
your medical marijuana recommendation, granting
you access to the Pennsylvania cannabis industry.

We believe pioneering a new era in cannabis means
embracing new behaviors and attitudes, ones that expose
misinformation and uncover truths.

It's our mission to reveal cannabis for what it really is by
facilitating easier access to it and empowering consumers
with reliable information, personalized support and
attention, and a conviction that puts your
needs at the highest level.

Over 600,000 patients have trusted us to guide them
on their cannabis journey.

We're ready when you are.

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