Policy_Issues Research.docx - Past Research Associated with Medical Marijuana in New Jersey Introduction Medical marijuana has become an undying topic

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Past Research Associated with Medical Marijuana in New Jersey Introduction Medical marijuana has become an undying topic in the United States since the early 2000’s and refuses to leave the spotlight until a solid answer is found. Its legalization is the basis for debate, and the fears surrounding it are the unknown long term effects and NEW JERSEY State of New Jersey Department of Health In order to become a registered patient with the Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP), you must: Maintain a bona fide relationship with a physician who is registered with the program. A bona fide relationship is defined as a relationship in which the physician has ongoing responsibility for the assessment, care, and treatment of a patient’s debilitating medical condition. Whereby: o The physician-patient relationship has existed for at least one year; or o The physician has seen and/or assessed the patient for the debilitating medical condition on at least four visits; or o The physician assumes responsibility for providing management and care of the patient’s debilitating medical condition after conducting a comprehensive medical history and physical examination, including a personal review of the patient’s medical record maintained by other treating physicians reflecting the patient’s reaction and response to conventional medical therapies. Be a New Jersey resident. Be diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition by a New Jersey physician registered with the MMP. Approved debilitating medical conditions include: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Multiple sclerosis Terminal cancer Muscular dystrophy Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease Terminal illness, if the physician has determined a prognosis of less than 12 months of life. The following conditions apply, if resistant to, or if the patient is intolerant to, conventional therapy: Seizure disorder, including epilepsy Intractable skeletal muscular spasticity Glaucoma The following conditions apply, if severe or chronic pain, severe nausea or vomiting, cachexia or wasting syndrome results from the condition or treatment thereof: Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus Acquired immune deficiency syndrome Cancer
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Patient Registration Information Check-Off List for Qualifying Patients/Caregivers Go to and open Patient Registration page Complete required information (as noted by the red asterisk) Enter patient reference number supplied by physician and submit Complete required patient information (as noted by the red asterisk) Enter the Alternative Treatment Center of choice Complete patient certification Complete required caregiver information (if applicable) Click “Save and Continue” and review confirmation page Continue to upload documents for both patient and caregiver (if applicable) Required Documents: o Patient photograph o Proof of Identification-Government Issued Photo ID o Proof of current New Jersey residency o
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