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Barnabus Health Medical Group in Lyndhurst, NJ

Medical Marijuana Program

The Compassionate Use Marijuana Act lists the debilitating conditions for which a physician may authorize the use of medicinal marijuana for a qualifying patient. To be eligible for medical marijuana use, you must have been diagnosed with one of the conditions listed below and have a resistance to conventional medical therapy:

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

Medical marijuana may also be prescribed if you have severe or chronic pain, severe nausea or vomiting, cachexia, or wasting syndrome resulting from the treatment of the following conditions:

  • HIV / AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
  • Terminal illness, if the physician has determined a prognosis of less than 12 months of life

Clarification of Department's rules for the Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP) as it relates to chronic pain:

Notably, chronic pain is a debilitating condition under the Act only if it results from the condition or treatment of human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or cancer. Chronic pain as a result of a debilitating illness that is not enumerated in the Act is not eligible for authorization within the program.

Specific questions about New Jersey’s Compassionate Use Marijuana Act should be directed to the appropriate state department by calling (609) 292-0424 or emailing Medical.Marijuana@doh.state.nj.us.

If you think you are eligible for medical marijuana and want to find out more, please call United Medical to schedule an appointment with a qualified physician.