New Jersey State Process

Congratulations on getting approved for your medical certification.

Per state regulations, you must complete the state side of your application within 60 days.

Here's a guide to what you need to do next.

If you're an existing medical card holder, click here for renewal instructions.

If you are an out-of-state patient, click here for instructions.

Before you start, have these supporting documents ready:

  • Attending Healthcare Practitioner's Statement - which includes your reference number
  • Recent Photograph (within 60 days, plain background, no hats/glasses, neutral expression)
  • Government Issued photo ID, e.g.:
    • Current NJ Driver’s License
    • Current NJ Non-Driver’s ID issued by NJ Motor Vehicle Commission
    • NJ County ID Showing patient name and address

      *Note: If your current government-issued photo ID is expired or does not reflect your current physical address, you will have to supply (2) proofs of New Jersey Residency.
  • Proof of residence e.g.:
    • Utility bill (dated within 90 days)
    • Correspondence from IRS or New Jersey Division of Taxation (dated within 1 year)
    • Federal, State, or local government correspondence (dated within 90 days)
    • 3 x Bank statements (for each of the previous 3 months)

Getting Your New Jersey Medical Marijuana Card

  1. Create a NJ Medical Cannabis Patient user account for either an adult or minor.
  2. Once created, log in on the state website to complete your registration.
  3. Verify, complete, and upload required patient information.
  4. Enter the Alternative Treatment Center (ATC) of your choice. This can be changed at any time.
  5. For patients with caregivers: 
    1. If you wish to register a caregiver who is not an immediate family member, they must get a criminal background check via fingerprints. A printable form is at the bottom of the page where you upload your documents.
    2. Complete the required caregiver information and upload ID documents.
  6. The state will review your application, typically within 14 days. If any corrections are required, you will be notified.
  7. Once your application is approved, your digital medical card will be available to download within 48 hours.
  8. Legally purchase cannabis from an approved dispensary. Always take your medical card and photo ID when shopping at a dispensary.

Click here for detailed instructions.

Please note: You have 60 days from the date on your doctor's certificate to complete the state side of the application process! Failure to do so may result in a reactivation fee and lost time.