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The NJDMC

Dr. Levy will help guide you through the NJ Division of Medical Cannabis Program (NJDMC) while creating a personalized and tailored wellness plan.

What is the New Jersey Division of Medical Cannabis?

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The New Jersey Division of Medical Cannabis (NJDMC) was created when medical marijuana became legal in 2010, and currently has more than 100,000 patients enrolled.  This number is growing steadily as more patients are experiencing improved symptoms and quality of life.

The state of New Jersey has approved medicinal marijuana for the following medical conditions:

  • ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)

  • Anxiety

  • Cancer (including pain, nausea due to chemotherapy, anorexia, insomnia)

  • Chronic Pain

  • Dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain)

  • Glaucoma

  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease

  • Intractable skeletal spasticity

  • Migraine headaches

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Muscular dystrophy

  • Opioid Use Disorder

  • HIV+ and AIDS -  (including associated chronic pain and/or severe nausea or anorexia)

  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

  • Seizure disorder, including epilepsy

  • Terminal illness with a prognosis of less than 12 months to live

  • Tourette Syndrome

Although medical marijuana may not work for everyone, and we know that more research needs to be done, there is an extraordinary amount of anecdotal evidence that it has been safe and effective for many.  With more than 20 years of experience in internal medicine and her recent continuing education courses in medical marijuana, Dr. Levy is committed to helping patients reduce unpleasant symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Please see our Resources page for links to the NJ medical marijuana dispensaries. The NJDMC is expanding rapidly throughout the state of NJ as Governor Phil Murphy has continued to be a strong supporter of the program.


Please see the NJDMC website for more detailed information:
https://www.nj.gov/cannabis/medicinalcannabis/medicinal/

Eligibility

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Eligibility is determined on a per case basis. As a medical professional, Dr. Levy will evaluate your medical history and discuss with you whether she believes medical marijuana may be right for you, and if you might benefit from this treatment. 

The Process

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Make an appointment with Dr. Levy (all appointments are via Telemed at this time due to COVID-19.)

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Meet with Dr. Levy by telemed to discuss your medical history, including a thorough review of all your current medications. If you are eligible for the program, Dr. levy will register you with the NJDMC to apply for your medical marijuana card.

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You will then be directed to the NJDMC website to register yourself with the program using the reference number provided by Dr. Levy.  If you are unable to do this, a caregiver or Dr. Levy can do it for you.  

The NJDMC will review your application, and if approved, they will send you an email with a link to their website to submit your online payment for your medical marijuana card.

 

Once your payment is processed you should receive your medical marijuana card in the mail in about 2 weeks.

 

See the NJDMC site to review their fees. 

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Once you receive your medical marijuana card, you can select a local dispensary (also called Alternative Treatment Centers or ATCs). Please contact the dispensary before arriving so you are aware of their COVID-19 regulations. The knowledgeable staff at the dispensary will assist you in selecting the appropriate product for your diagnosis. Dr. Levy with also help guide you in choosing the safest and most effective regimen for you. Please see our Resources page for contact information for the dispensaries in New Jersey.

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Follow up with Dr. Levy in 4-6 weeks for another telemed visit so she can evaluate your progress. Dr. Levy will then adjust your regimen if needed.

Ready to get started?