Patients and caregivers should always carry proper identification, including MMP cards, at all times.
Medical marijuana always should be maintained in its original, labeled packaging
Patients should keep medical marijuana at their residence and only transport when absolutely necessary. Understand that the smell of burning or raw marijuana will attract law enforcement attention.
If transporting or possessing medical marijuana outside their residence patients and caregivers should keep the amount in their possession to a minimum and, as state above, should always be maintained in its original packaging.
Patients and caregivers are not allowed to share, or in any other way re-distribute medicinal marijuana to any other person. Medicinal marijuana is intended solely for the consumption of the patient.
Patients may possess paraphernalia, but only for the purposes of consuming medicinal marijuana.
Patients and caregivers may not grow or cultivate marijuana or be in possession of a marijuana plant.
Patients and caregivers may not possess marijuana obtained from a source other than a New Jersey alternative treatment center (ATC)
Patients may not operate a motorized vehicle (of any sort), aircraft, railroad train, stationary heavy equipment, or a vessel while under the influence of medicinal marijuana.
Patients are encouraged to use medicinal marijuana only at their residence
Patients may not smoke medicinal marijuana in a school bus, on public transportation, or in a private vehicle while in motion. Additionally, patients may not smoke medicinal marijuana on any school grounds or at any correctional facility, public park, beach, recreation center, or other place where smoking is prohibited.
Patients and caregivers may not take medicinal marijuana across state lines.
Patients or a primary caregiver in possession of unwanted marijuana shall dispose of the marijuana by returning it to an alternative treatment center. The person returning the marijuana for disposal should present a valid registry identification card, a New Jersey driver’s license or other state-issued photo identification to the ATC or the police.
All patients and caregivers should be cooperative and truthful at all times with law enforcement; to the extent they encounter them while in possession of medicinal marijuana or paraphernalia. Patient and Caregiver Guidelines as per the New Jersey Department of Health.