BECOMING A PATIENT
ASCEND Montclair
Steps in becoming a patient in New Jersey.

1. SPEAK WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN
Ask your doctor about using medical cannabis, decide with them if this is the right option for you. You must have a debilitating medical condition to qualify for the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program. The use of medical cannabis is not for everybody, and having the support of your physician and family is a necessity.

2. RECEIVE A RECOMMENDATION
After speaking with your doctor about using medical cannabis you will need to acquire a recommendation from a NJMMP registered physician. If your current physician is not registered to the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program, they may be able to refer you to one who is.

3. REGISTER WITH THE NJMMP
Upon receiving your recommendation for medical cannabis from a NJMMP physician you can begin to register as a patient with the program. Registering with the program can only be done online at https://www.njmmp.nj.gov. The certification process requires multiple steps and documents, including a $200 initial registration fee, some may qualify for a discount with proof of approved government assistance. For patients who wish to have someone come to our dispensary on their behalf, it is possible to assign a caregiver. They will need to follow the same procedures to register.

(see below on how to navigate and register as a patient through the state website)

4. RECEIVE YOUR MMP CARD IN THE MAIL
You will receive an email informing you of your approval into the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program. Your state-issued MMP license will arrive via certified mail in approximately 7-10 days after. Patients are asked to call the state’s customer service line at (609) 292-0849 to inform them that their cards have arrived.

5. CALL US FOR AN APPOINTMENT
Once you have your medical cannabis card please call us, (973) 337-5670 for an appointment. We are open and there is no waiting time. We look forward to being able to serve you.

 

 

Things to Remember

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Patient photograph
  • Proof of Identification – Government Issued Photo ID
  • Proof of current New Jersey residency
  • Caregiver photograph (if applicable)
  • Caregiver government-issued ID (if applicable)
  • Caregiver proof of NJ residency (if applicable)

Instructions on navigating and registering as a patient through the state website:

  1. Go to https://njmmp.nj.gov and open the Patient Registration page
  2. Complete required information (as noted by the red asterisk)
  3. Enter patient reference number supplied by physician and submit
  4. Complete required patient information (as noted by the red asterisk)
  5. Enter the Alternative Treatment Center of choice
  6. Complete patient certification
  7. Complete required caregiver information (if applicable)
  8. Click “Save and Continue” and review the confirmation page
  9. Continue to upload documents for both patient and caregiver (if applicable)

Approved Medical Conditions

A physician must certify that a patient has an approved debilitating medical condition to participate in the NJ Medical Marijuana Program. Approved debilitating medical conditions include:

Approved Conditions

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Terminal cancer
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
  • Terminal illness, if the physician has determined a prognosis of fewer than 12 months of life.
  • Anxiety
  • Migraines
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders
  • Chronic visceral pain

The following conditions apply, if resistant to, or if the patient is intolerant to, conventional therapy:

  • Seizure disorder, including epilepsy
  • Intractable skeletal muscular spasticity
  • Glaucoma

The following conditions apply, if severe or chronic pain, severe nausea or vomiting, cachexia or wasting syndrome results from the condition or treatment thereof:

  • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • Cancer

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