New Jersey Medical Marijuana Frequently Asked Questions

 

New Jersey Medical Marijuana FAQ

  • Is medical marijuana legal in New Jersey?

    Yes, medical marijuana is legal in New JerseyThe Garden State legalized MMJ back in 2010, becoming the 14th state in the US to do so.

    Unfortunately, once Gov. Chris Christie took office in late January 2010, he stalled the legislation, preventing the medical marijuana program from opening for another two years. It wasn’t until August of 2012 that New Jersey finally started allowing patients onto the medical marijuana registry.

  • Are edibles legal in New Jersey?

    For a while, edibles weren’t legal in New Jersey for medical patients. However, recently, the state has finally updated its New Jersey marijuana laws, allowing for edible forms of cannabis. Soon, you’ll be able to buy edibles capped at 100 mg. of THC.

  • Does New Jersey accept out-of-state medical marijuana cards?

    Yes! New Jersey allows out-of-state medical patients to purchase and possess cannabis from licensed dispensaries. You can have a medical card from any other state in the US and New Jersey will find your card valid and worthy of purchasing.

    Out-of-state consumers can legally purchase and possess New Jersey MMJ for up to six months while visiting.

  • How much marijuana can you have with a medical card?

    If you have a New Jersey medical card, you can possess up to three ounces — or 85 grams — within a 30-day period. However, those who are terminally ill or in hospice care do not have a monthly allotment and can purchase as much medical cannabis as they require.

    Adult consumers can possess up to six ounces of cannabis or 17 grams of hash. Any more and this is a crime of the fourth degree.

  • How much does medical marijuana cost in New Jersey?

    The cost of medical marijuana in New Jersey depends on where you purchase it from. However, on average, you’ll find that cannabis products in the Garden State are a bit higher than in other legalized states throughout the US. 

    Studies have shown that NJ patients pay an average of $320 to $480 per ounce. In most states, consumers pay closer to $250 for an ounce of cannabis.

  • Where can I buy medical marijuana in New Jersey?

    You can purchase your New Jersey recreational weed — and medical cannabis — from dispensaries all throughout the state.

    As long as you have your medical card, or are at least 21 years old, you can walk into any licensed dispensary and purchase medical cannabis. 

    According to New Jersey dispensary laws, you must have your medical card or proof of identification to make a purchase.

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