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Introducing our Medical Marijuana Department

Contact:

Christine Siegel

potmed@uchamd.com

(848) 250-0202

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At UCHA’s Medical Marijuana Division, we offer a variety of comprehensive services to help you through the registration process and beyond.  Along with Dr. Tasharofi, Christine Siegel, our Cannabis Patient Consultant, will guide you every step of the way from your initial registration, to follow-up appointments, prescription renewals, as well as individualized cannabis counseling.  All services are by appointment only.

 

 

In order for patients to qualify for the NJ Medical Marijuana Program, a physician must certify that a patient has one or more of the following qualifying conditions:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

  • Cancer

  • Muscular Dystrophy

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)/Crohn’s Disease

  • Terminal Illness (physician determined less than 1 year prognosis)

  • Tourette’s Syndrome

  • Chronic Pain due to Musculoskeletal Disorders and Chronic Visceral Pain

  • Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain)

  • Anxiety

  • Migraines

  • Opioid Use Disorder, as an adjunct to Medication Assisted Therapy

  • Glaucoma

  • Intractable Skeletal/Muscular Spasticity (ISS)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Seizures and Epilepsy

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS)

Required Documents

Please note: An email address is required (MMP sends all communications related to your registration, including payment details, through email)

(Document 1) Government Issued photo ID (Choose one of the following):

Current NJ Driver's License

Current NJ Non-Drivers ID issued by NJ Motors Vehicle Commission

NJ County ID showing patient name and address

*Note: If your current government issued photo ID is expired or does not reflect your current physical address, you will have to supply 2 proofs of New Jersey Residency from the list below.

(Document 2) Proof of New Jersey Residency (Choose one of the following): 

 

Utility Bill issued within the 90 days preceding the application date (gas, electric, water, sewer, landline phone, cell phone, cable, television, internet).

Correspondence from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the New Jersey Division of Taxation, issued within the year preceding the application date, that shows the patient's name and address (Including but not limited to a 1099 Statement, Form 1098, W-2, etc.)

 

*Note: The State will not accept a Form 1040 or Form 1095

Federal, State, or local government correspondence issued to the applicant within the 90 days preceding the application date, that shows the patient's name and address

Examples: Social Security Administration (SSA) documents, jury summons or court issued notices, property tax bills.

Bank statements issued within each of the three months preceding the application date, which shows the patient's name and address 

(Document 3) The registration fee for the MMP identification card is $100.00. If you qualify under one of the following categories, you are eligible for the reduced fee of $20.00:

  1. Senior Citizen, age 65 and older

  2. Military Veteran (submit DD-214 Form)

  3. Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) (Submit "Verification of Benefits" letter from SSA.GOV)

  4. NJ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  5. NJ Medicaid

  6. NJ Temporary Disability Benefits

  7. Medicare - Under the age of 65

Click here for samples of acceptable documents

+ ALL NEW PATIENTS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING IN THEIR MEDICAL RECORDS TO PROVE THEIR QUALIFYING CONDITION

"I am beyond impressed with my experience at UCHA's medical marijuana division. I was a bit nervous about the experience at first, however the staff made me at ease from the moment we began the process of treating my condition. Christine is a true professional, from her knowledge to her demeanor she made me feel quite at ease. We went over every possible topic to help me understand the medication and how to use it to properly. To Christine, Dr. T and the rest of the wonderful staff at UCHA, thank you! I highly recommend this facility."  (W.K.)

Clean friendly atmosphere. We were greeted upon entering. Christine was very knowledgeable and went out of her way to educate us. She took ample time to answer all of our questions and walked us through the process from start to finish. I would highly recommend Christine to any future patients.  (J.M.)