Welcome to GreenWay New Jersey! We are an online resource and physicians’ network that helps patients obtain their medical marijuana cards in New Jersey. We also have a full range of online resources to help you navigate the application process and learn more as you begin your treatment with medical marijuana.
Medical Marijuana History in New Jersey
January 18, 2010, Governor Jon Corzine signed the New Jersey Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act into law, which was scheduled to take effect in July 2010. However, in June, lawmakers amended the regulations commanded by Republican Governor Chris Christie to delay the process of the law until October 1, 2010. The law orders the state to publicize the rules governing the distribution of medical marijuana to the registered patients with chronic and debilitating conditions. These rules will also address a creation of up to six licensed alternative treatment centers in the state. Patients diagnosed with the following illnesses are legal and protected under the act to use medical marijuana: cancer, glaucoma, seizure and/or spasticity disorders (including epilepsy), Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, HIV/AIDS, inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease), and any terminal illness if a doctor has determined the patient will die within a year. Registered qualifying patients are not allowed to cultivate their own marijuana and are limited to the possession of up to two ounces of marijuana per month.