The number of states that allow the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes continues to increase. The state of New Jersey is developing its medical marijuana programs. However, the New Jersey program is the most stringent program in the nation. Medical marijuana users are only allowed a two-ounce supply every 30 days. In addition, the number of conditions that warrant the use of medical marijuana is limited compared to other states.
Hepatitis C infection currently receiving antiviral treatment, Crohn’s disease
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Inflammatory Autoimmune-mediated Arthritis
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with intractable spasticity
Hospice patientsApproved Medical Marijuana Conditions in New Jersey according to the New Jersey Department of HealthDebilitating medical condition, such as:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Inflammatory bowel disease
Terminal illness also qualifies if the physician determines the patient has less than 12 months to liveThere are several other conditions that are approved in New Jersey, however, documentation must be provided to show that traditional treatments have failed. This is where the New Jersey program is stricter than any program in the nation. You cannot just have a qualifying illness, your physician must prove traditional treatments have failed and are ineffective.