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Can My Doctor Recommend Medical Marijuana?
The NJ Medical Marijuana Program has been updated (and more updates are expected soon).
As of March 27, 2018, any NJ physician licensed to prescribe narcotics, may register to recommend medical marijuana and they DO NOT have to list their name in the public registry.
Again, NJ doctors are NO LONGER REQUIRED to publicly list their names on the NJMMP registry, however, they still must register PRIVATELY with the state to gain access to the system.
The registration process is fairly straightforward. It is done online and communication occurs via email. You’ll find the instructions below including a print out you can bring to your doctor.
Patients Still Must Qualify
What Patients Do After the Doctor
After you receive your doctor recommendation, you’ll still need to follow the process to obtain your medical marijuana card. After you receive your medical marijuana card, you can visit an NJ dispensary to obtain your medication.
If your doctor is unwilling to recommend medical marijuana, you may choose to see a doctor listed in the public registry.
How NJ Doctors Opt-Out of the Public Registry
Doctors who choose not to be listed on the public registry MUST call the MMP at (609) 292-0424 to opt out, after filing the application.
How Your Doctor Can Register to Recommend Cannabis in NJ
Visit the NJMMP.
Select “Physicians” from the blue menu bar, then select “Physician Registration” from the drop-down menu.
Here is the information physicians need to provide when they register to prescribe medical marijuana in NJ:
- Their contact information
- Their CDS and medical license information
- The title of the “Addiction Medicine and Pain Management” medical education course or presentation completed within past 2 years
The MMP will then review their application and will send further instructions via e-mail. It will take approximately 7-10 days for the Department of Health to reply.
Physicians with questions can contact the MMP Customer Service Unit at 609-292-0424 or [email protected].
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