Medical Marijuana Certification & Card Specialist

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MMP-MD

Medical Marijuana Certifying Doctors located in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

In the state of New Jersey, you must receive medical marijuana certification and a card to purchase medical cannabis. At MMP-MD, Thomas Bellavia, MD, and the team of specialized care coordinators make it easy to register with New Jersey’s medical marijuana program. Whether you want to get your first card or simply remain compliant as a patient, MMP-MD can help. To make an appointment at the practice in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, call the office or click the online booking feature today.

Medical Marijuana Certification & Card

What is medical marijuana certification?

Medical marijuana certification allows you to purchase and consume medical cannabis for the treatment of a qualifying condition. The marijuana plant contains more than 100 chemicals called cannabinoids. These compounds have beneficial health effects that can minimize uncomfortable symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Two of the most researched cannabinoids are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD doesn’t have any psychoactive effects, but it may help treat certain behavioral disorders like anxiety and depression. THC can increase your appetite or relieve pain and inflammation.

Am I a candidate for medical marijuana certification and a card?

Only a qualified medical provider, like those at MMP-MD, can determine if you qualify for medical marijuana certification and a card. During your first appointment, your provider reviews your health history and conducts a physical exam.  

To receive medical marijuana certification, you have to be diagnosed with a qualifying condition. The conditions that qualify for medical marijuana certification in New Jersey include:

  • Anxiety
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Chronic pain due to musculoskeletal disorders
  • Chronic pain of visceral origin (pain that’s deep and dull)
  • Migraine
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Glaucoma
  • Terminal illnesses, including cancer
  • Seizure disorder

You might also qualify for medical marijuana certification and a card if you’ve been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and it hasn’t improved with other more conservative treatments.

What does getting medical marijuana certification and a card involve?

If your MMP-MD provider determines that you’re a candidate for medical marijuana certification and card, they confirm your diagnosis with the state of New Jersey. 

After receiving your provider’s request, the state sends you an email verifying your application. Next, you pay for your medical marijuana card and the state sends it to you in the mail. Once you receive your card, you can visit any medical marijuana dispensary and purchase cannabis flowers, topical ointments, or edibles.

To ensure a quick and hassle-free process, the team of specialized care coordinators works with you every step of the way. 

To see if you’re a candidate for medical marijuana certification and a card, make an appointment at MMP-MD by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.