As of January 11, 2010, New Jersey voters approved Senate Bill 119, which protects patients who use medical marijuana to alleviate suffering from their qualifying conditions, as well as their physicians and caregivers. The bill provides for the creation of alternative treatment centers within each region of the state. In New Jersey, it is up to the physician to determine how much medical marijuana each patient needs. The maximum amount for a 30-day period is two ounces.
In order to obtain a medical marijuana card in the state of New Jersey, you must have a bona fide relationship with your MMP physician and he or she must recommend that you will benefit from the use of medical marijuana.
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You may purchase medical marijuana at your designated Alternative Treatment Centers. As of April 23, 2014, there were Alternate Treatment Centers with permits to operate in all three regions (north, central, and south) of the state as designated by the MMP.
As the law currently stands, possession of recreational marijuana is illegal in New Jersey. A campaign called the New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform intends to push for state legislation which would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana distribution for adults in the state. Recent polls have determined that citizens of New Jersey are evenly split on their decision to support the legalization of small amounts of recreational marijuana.
If and when recreational marijuana becomes legal in New Jersey, adults 21 and older would be able to purchase limited amounts of marijuana.
There are currently no retail marijuana stores in New Jersey. There are very few Alternative Treatment Centers in the state, making it rather difficult for patients to receive their medicine.
It is illegal to consume recreational marijuana anywhere in New Jersey. Qualifying medical marijuana patients may consume their medicine in private settings only. Medical cannabis patients cannot consume marijuana in public places such as in cars, public transportation, federal lands, parks, beaches, etc.
Unless you have a state-issued New Jersey medical marijuana card, you are not allowed to possess any marijuana in the state.