Frequently asked QuestionsDr. and patient
1. Do I qualify for a medical marijuana card?
    A - Please refer to our Become a Patient tab located in the "About Us" menu.

2. Do I have to smoke in order to use medical marijuana?
    A - There are many methods available other than smoking. This includes Vaporizing with the flower form or with an oil, using oils topically or under your tongue, lotions, lozenges, and baking into edibles.

3. Do they have edibles in New Jersey?
    A - Currently in New Jersey the dispensaries are not eligible to sell edibles. However,patients are permitted to make their own edibles. Consultants at the dispensaries will be more than happy to instruct you on how to make your own edible. It is an easy and simply process.

4. What is THC?
    A - Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a chemical component of the marijuana plant most widely known for its psychological effects.“THC can
    increase appetite and reduce nausea. THC may
also  decrease pain, inflammation (swelling and redness), and muscle control problems.”   
    (National   Institute on Drug Abuse)

5. What is CBD?
    A - Cannabidiol (CBD) is another cannabinoid component of medical marijuana. Unlike THC, CBD does not cause any psychoactive effects. It is used for a number ofailments such as “reducing pain and inflammation, controlling epileptic seizures, and possibly even treating mental illness and addictions.” (National Institute on DrugAbuse)
 
6.  I have a medical card from another state; can I use it in New Jersey?
    A - New Jersey does not accept any medical cards from other states. You will need to register as a New Jersey patient in order to access the program.
 
7. Can I take medical marijuana along with my other medications?
    A - The vast majority of medications do not interact with medical marijuana. Our doctor would be more than happy to take a look at your medication list during our initial appointment.
 
8. Is the medical marijuana program covered by insurance?
    A - Currently, no aspect of the medical marijuana program is covered by insurance.
 
9. Can minors be accepted in to the medical marijuana program?
    A - Patients under the age of 18 are eligible for the program. They are required to “Have a legal guardian assume responsibility as their des ignated caregiver until they are 18 years of age. Up to  two caregivers may be registered per patient. Once a patient reaches the age of 18, they will need to re - register as an adult. The patient’s approved MMP physician is required by the Department of Health to complete a minor attestation. This requires written confirmation from both a psychiatrist and a physician trained in the care of pediatric patients. ” (NJ Department of Health)
 
10. I do not have a diagnosis, what do I do?
    A - In order to join the medical marijuana program you must be diagnosed with an approved debilitating medical condition. You can see our doctor a total of four times in order to receive a diagnosis. Alternatively, we can refer you to a doctor’s office that can properly assess your medical condition.