How Does Medical Cannabis Work?
Medical marijuana contains active chemical compounds called phytocannabinoids that interact with a distinct physiological system known as the Endocannabinoid System. This system is comprised of endogenous cannabinoids, cannabinoid receptors, and regulatory enzymes. The endogenous cannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: primarily in the nervous system and the immune system, but also in the gastrointestinal, endocrine, hematopoetic systems and more. Human and animal studies demonstrate the role of the endocannabinoid system in a wide variety of physiologic processes and this ubiquity of the endocannabinoid system suggests the possibility of multiple therapeutic roles for medical marijuana.
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We have put together a What You Should Know information and checklists for the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program for the convenience of all NJ Patients, Physicians, and Caregviers.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Only physicians registered with the Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP) can authorize patients for the MMP. Per regulation, only the patient’s bona fide physician can initiate the patient’s application via on-line registration.
A physician must first be registered with the MMP. The registered physician will complete and submit their patients Attending Physician Statement to the MMP. The MMP will return a Patient Reference Number and Patient Registry ID to the physician so that patient registration can be initiated. The physician can then register their patient electronically at https://njmmp.nj.gov/.
If the physician chooses to aid the patient in completing the registration process; please refer to the “Patient” tab, select registration information, and follow the directions.
Caregiver registration, if applicable, requires the same registration process.
Qualifying Diseases and Conditions:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome*
- HIV AIDS
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease, including Crohn’s Disease
- Intractable Skeletal Muscular Spasticity
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Seizure disorders, including Epilepsy
- Severe or chronic pain*
- Severe nausea or vomiting*
- Terminal illness (less than 12 month prognosis)
* If a symptom of cancer or HIV/AIDS
Physicians who wish to recommend patients for the NJMMP MUST register online at http://njmmp.nj.gov. Once you are registered, you may initiate the registry process for your qualified patients.
What Do I Need?
Your Registration Checklist:
- Your NJ medical and CDS license numbers
- You must certify in writing to your:
- Professional license and good standing
- CDS number
- Patient’s qualifying condition
- Completion of addiction and pain management education in past 2 years
- Complete online registration forms, create your account user name and password
- Log-in to initiate patient applications and to create accounts for your office to use in updating patient records
- Sign a certification statement
What Does My Patient Need?
Your Patient Checklist:
- Patient’s name, address, date of birth and condition
- Secure patient ID, which is created once you submit patient information
- Provide secure ID to patient (patient completes their registration online)
- Or, give printed patient ID page to your patient to fill out and mail to NJMMP