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How to Get a Medical Card in New Jersey in Minutes

  • 1. Signup

    Fill out a 30-second, confidential questionnaire. We’ll send it to one of our available medical marijuana doctors for review.

  • 2. Chat with a Doctor Today

    Our New Jersey-certified medical practitioners are standing by to help answer your questions and evaluate your cannabis needs.

  • 3. Get Approved

    Once you’re approved, you’ll receive an email to finish your state registration via New Jersey’s medical cannabis portal.

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Why get a medical cannabis card in New Jersey?
Meet your perks.

New Jersey medical marijuana retailers are required to prioritize supplies for medical patients before adult use consumers.
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NJ medical cannabis patients can purchase up to 3 ounces of cannabis at once instead of 1 ounce for recreational users.
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Medical cannabis is no longer taxed in NJ, saving patients up to 6.625% on their purchase every trip.
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Medical dispensaries in NJ tend to have a larger menu than other nearby recreational shops.
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Shop at any of the state's many nearby medical cannabis dispensaries for greater convenience and prices.
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Get support from a qualified practitioner who can answer your healthcare and cannabis questions.
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  • " Getting my license was a very big step for me so finding this site was a blessing. Signing up was easy and the virtual visit was very nice and pleasant. I got my approval really quickly."

    Donna Taylor

    Donna Taylor

    4 months ago
  • " First time I ever tried to get a medical marijuana card and I'm so glad I went through NuggMD. It was very fast and everyone was so helpful... I will definitely be recommending them."

    RJ Irelan

    RJ Irelan

    4 months ago
  • " The whole process start to finish took less than 30 mins. Was super simple and the Dr was very friendly and understanding. Very affordable much less than everyone else. Sent all my friends the link!!"

    Candi Engle

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    4 months ago
  • " NuggMD was the easiest online experience I've ever had. The doctor was super nice and customer service was quick. Everyone I've worked with and the whole experience has been great. Would recommend"

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Qualifying conditions in New Jersey

Qualifying conditions in New Jersey include:

How to register for a med card in New Jersey

Follow the instructions once you start the NuggMD process to fill out your application. When you’re approved, your New Jersey-certified medical marijuana doctor will initiate the state registration process by entering your information into the state database.

Once your doctor completes this process, you’ll receive an email notification to finish your state registration via their medical cannabis portal. Simply enter all the requested information and print out your free digital state medical cannabis card. You can still get a physical card if you prefer, but for a physical card, you’ll need to pay the state registration fee of $10.

Learn how to get your New Jersey medical card.

How to renew your med card in New Jersey

NJ medical cannabis cards are valid for two years. Patients must be reevaluated by a qualified doctor to be eligible for renewal. However, you do not have to visit the same doctor’s office or see the same practitioner you saw for your last evaluation. It’s a good idea to be reevaluated by your NJ-certified doctor and start renewing your card several weeks before the expiration date to ensure there’s no gap in coverage.

Thankfully, the process for how to renew your New Jersey medical cannabis card isn’t complicated. And NuggMD makes the process even easier!

  • We’ll send you an email reminder when it’s time to renew.
  • Sign in to NuggMD to meet with one of our state-certified medical practitioners.
  • Follow the provided steps to complete your med card renewal with the state.

Whether you got your initial recommendation with NuggMD or another local doctor’s office or service near you in New Jersey, our medical marijuana doctors are standing by.

How to be a medical cannabis caregiver in New Jersey

Like most states, New Jersey allows adult cannabis patients to designate caregivers to assist them in obtaining and administering their medicine. Minor patients are required to designate a caregiver. Usually, this is a parent or guardian who is registered along with the patient. In cases where the patient is physically unable to make it to an alternative treatment center (ATC), they may designate two caregivers.

NJ allows patients to designate caregivers when they initially register for the medical cannabis program or add them after their registration. Minor patients under 18 years of age must designate a caregiver over 21 in order to register. The state requires caregivers who aren’t immediate relatives of the patient to submit to a criminal background check.

In order to qualify as a caregiver in New Jersey, an individual must:

  • Be a permanent NJ resident
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Pass a criminal background check (for non-immediate family members)

Caregivers must pay a $10 registration fee. There is no fee for the parents or guardians of minor patients.

Learn how to become a caregiver in New Jersey.

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We are a team of cannabis and technology professionals focused on connecting you with local, state-licensed doctors. We believe all people deserve access to medical cannabis if they think it might improve their quality of life. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve held ourselves and our partners to the highest standards to ensure every patient we serve is able to access reliable cannabis information, trustworthy medical practitioners, and proactive updates on the cannabis healthcare ecosystem and legislation that may affect their experience as a medical cannabis patient.

Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur or thinking of becoming a first-time medical marijuana patient, our network of doctors will listen to your needs and give you an honest opinion about whether they think cannabis can help.

Frequently asked. Frequently answered.

  • Qualifying NJ residents must first be diagnosed with one of the debilitating medical conditions that are listed by the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission. All patients must be evaluated by a state-licensed physician and be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by a parent or guardian. Qualifying patients also must have a New Jersey residency.


    Find answers to other common NJ patient FAQs.

    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
    • Anxiety
    • Cancer
    • Chronic pain
    • Dysmenorrhea
    • Glaucoma
    • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Chron’s disease
    • Intractable skeletal muscular spasticity
    • Migraine
    • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
    • Muscular dystrophy
    • Opioid use disorder
    • Positive Status for HIV or AIDs
    • PTSD
    • Seizure disorders, including epilepsy
    • Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care
    • Tourette Syndrome
  • The list of debilitating medical conditions is maintained by the Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC). According to the latest revision to the state’s medical cannabis law, the NJ CRC can add to the list of qualifying conditions. If your condition isn’t listed, your best course of action is to petition the NJ CRC to add it to the list.

  • New Jersey medical cannabis patients have access to a range of essential benefits, like access to both medical and recreational dispensaries and are priority at dispensaries with both medical and recreational sales.


    The purchase limit for medical patients is also higher in New Jersey. Recreational users can purchase up to 1 ounce of cannabis at a time, while medical users can purchase up to 3 ounces.


    NJ has also done away with taxes on medical cannabis, so medical patients will save on tax compared to adult-use consumers (which can really help in a state with some of the highest cannabis prices in the nation).

  • NuggMD offers low-cost New Jersey medical cannabis evaluations, and there’s no risk because patients who don’t qualify for the program will get their evaluation for free! After receiving their recommendation, medical cannabis patients can get a digital state registration card for free, or a physical card for $10.

  • Nearly all insurance companies will not cover the cost of medical cannabis because it’s federally illegal. This may change in the near future. New Jersey (A 3511/S 309) would require insurance and worker’s compensation coverage for medical cannabis under many circumstances. Both bills are pending in committee.

  • If approved, your physician’s recommendation will be submitted within 24 to 48 hours, sometimes sooner. It can take up to three weeks for your application to be processed by the state and your medical cannabis card to be mailed. That said, applications usually take 7-10 business days to process.

  • With NuggMD, you are ONLY charged for your evaluation if you are approved. We believe everyone deserves access to a qualified medical cannabis doctor, and the cost of an evaluation shouldn’t be a barrier.

  • You’ll only be charged if you’re approved for your medical marijuana certification. If not, your evaluation is free! If you sign up and pay for your evaluation, but then cancel before your evaluation, there is a small $10 fee for the payment processing. You can also change your mind after your evaluation if you wish and request a refund, but you must do so before your certification has been submitted to the state. Once you’ve been certified, a refund for services will no longer be available. Please send an email to support@nuggmd.com with the subject line “Refund Request” and a brief description of your issue. We want to make sure you’re 100% satisfied with your purchase being that you, the customer, are the most important thing to us! Once a refund has been initiated, please allow 3-5 business days for the funds to transfer back to the card you used for the transaction. A refund is no longer available more than 30 days after the date of your evaluation. If any issues arise, please feel free to reach back out for further assistance.

  • Yes! You can see any New Jersey state-licensed physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse participating in the state’s medical cannabis program to get your medical marijuana renewal evaluation. All NuggMD practitioners are licensed in the state for which they provide evaluations and have acquired all state-required cannabis training and certifications.

  • This depends on the state to which you’re traveling. Each state has different rules regarding reciprocity, and some don’t allow it at all. Check with your destination state to learn more.

  • Yes. However, if the ID or driver’s license you provide for proof of identity isn’t issued by New Jersey or doesn’t reflect your current address, you’ll need to provide proof of residency. A current New Jersey government-issued ID or two proofs of residency. You can show proof of residency by providing two documents from two different items on the list below:


    *a utility or phone bill that’s dated within 90 days

    *a W-2, 1099, 1098, or other letter from the IRS or New Jersey tax authority (They don’t accept 1040 or 1095)

    *Property tax bill, jury summons, Social Security Administration documents, or other federal, state, or local government document that contains the patient’s name and address.

    *bank statements showing the patient’s name and address from the past three months

    *last three consecutive pay stubs

    *an official deed


    For a complete list of documents needed for a New Jersey medical marijuana card, see the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission. Or browse the state’s cannabis laws and regulations.