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Medical Marijuana License Info

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Information will be updated here as it becomes available. Check back for updates!  Please note; while we aim to keep this pages fully up to date with the latest information, cannabis laws are always changing.  We encourage you to verify these rules and regulations in the official legal text, which we’ve linked throughout the page for your convenience.

Question 1 added an amendment to New Jersey’s constitution that legalizes recreational cannabis, for people 21 and older and legalizes the cultivation, processing, and sale of retail marijuana. The constitutional amendment will take effect on January 1, 2021.[1]

The five-member Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), which was first established to oversee the state’s medical-marijuana program, is responsible for regulating the cultivation, processing, and sale of recreational marijuana.[1]

Question 1 applied the state sales tax (6.625 percent) to recreational marijuana but prohibit additional state sales taxes. The state Legislature was authorized to allow local governments to enact an additional 2 percent sales tax on recreational marijuana.[1]

The ballot measure did not provide additional specifics, such as possession limits, home-grow rules, and retail regulations; rather, the legislature and CRC needed to enact additional laws and regulations.

An Alternative Treatment Center or “ATC” means the permitted alternative treatment center authorized to grow and dispense registered qualifying patients with medicinal marijuana and related paraphernalia in accordance with the provisions of the Act.

At this time, the state is not accepting applications to open additional Alternative Treatment Centers.

What kind of inventory tracking system do I need to operate an Alternative Treatment Center?

Most states require dispensaries to track and trace all of their cannabis-related products for regulatory and compliance reporting requirements. Our Dispensary Point of Sale and inventory management system provides comprehensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking with a focus on compliant data points.  If your state requires seed-to-sale systems to stay compliant, BioTrack has you covered.  Our system is customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each and every state.


A primary caregiver is a person who has agreed to assist with a registered qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana. Primary caregiver cannot be the patient’s physician. Primary caregiver must be a resident of New Jersey. The primary caregiver can never have been convicted of a felony drug offense. The caregiver must be 18 years of age or older. The caregiver may only have one qualifying patient at any one time.

A caregiver can purchase medicinal marijuana from an ATC without the patient’s presence.

Caregivers are chosen by the certified patient; usually a friend or family member. Caregivers can be added at any time during registration and must go through the same process as patients to receive a card.

What are the qualifications for registering as a Caregiver?

  • Be a New Jersey resident
  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Agree to assist a qualifying patient with the medical use of marijuana
  • Is not currently serving as a primary caregiver for another qualifying patient
  • Is not the patient’s physician
  • Must submit to a criminal history/background check

What are the costs associated with a becoming a registered caregiver?

  • Registration Fee: $200

Caregiver Program Homepage

For a patient to receive medical marijuana, the law requires that a licensed health care practitioner certify that the patient has one or more of the qualifying conditions.

Estimated Patient Count: 12,514

What are the conditions that qualify for a medical marijuana recommendation?

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cancer (includes associated chronic pain and/or severe nausea)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS (includes associated chronic pain and/or severe nausea)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Seizure and/or spasticity disorders
  • Any terminal illness if a doctor has determined the patient will die within a year

How much marijuana can a patient possess?

  • 2 ounces of useable marijuana

Can a minor get a recommendation for medical marijuana?

Patients under the age of 18 that suffer from an approved debilitating medical condition are considered minor patients and may register with the New  Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP).  Minor patients are required to have a legal custodian assume responsibility as their caregiver until they are 18 years of age; at which time the patient will need to re-register as an adult.  The patient’s approved MMP physician is required by the Department of Health to fill out a minor attestation.  This requires written confirmation from a psychiatrist and from a physician trained in the care of pediatric patients.

What are the fees associated with a medical recommendation in New Jersey?

  • Annual Registration Fee: $200

Patient Guidelines

New Jersey Seed-to-Sale Traceability Info

Record Keeping

Business records include sales records that indicate the name of the qualifying patient or primary caregiver to whom marijuana is distributed, the quantity, strength and form and the cost of the product.

8:64-10.3 Recordkeeping

(a) An ATC shall maintain records identifying the source of each ingredient used in the manufacture or processing of marijuana.

  1. Records identifying the source of each ingredient shall include the date of receipt of the ingredient, vendor’s name and address, the name of the ingredient and the vendor’s batch number, lot number and control number or other identifying symbol, if any, used by the vendor to identify the ingredient, as well as the grade and quantity of said ingredient;

(b) An alternative treatment center shall meet good manufacturing practices at N.J.A.C. 8:21 for the production of marijuana lozenges or topical formulations;

(c) An alternative treatment center shall maintain a system of recordkeeping that will permit the identification for purposes of recall of any lot or batch of medicinal marijuana from registered qualifying patients when such is found to be unsafe for use.

  1. As part of this system, the alternative treatment center shall ensure that the container of any drug at any stage in the process of manufacture and distribution bears an identifying name and number, commonly known as a “lot” or “control” number, to make it possible to determine the complete manufacturing history of the package of the marijuana.

The New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program is operated by the Department of Health

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