The New Jersey medical cannabis patient registry is
expected to open in summer 2012. The state has released a list of more than 100
physicians who have registered to recommend medical marijuana for debilitating
conditions including cancer, MS, AIDS, muscular dystrophy, seizure disorders
and Crohn's disease.
A qualified patient can designate a primary caregiver; caregivers must pass a criminal background check. Once registered, patients or caregivers may legally obtain up to two ounces in a 30-day period from a state-licensed center.
As of April 2012, New Jersey has approved one permit for a medical cannabis cultivation and distribution center, which is expected to be operational in summer 2012.