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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Medicinal Marijuana?

Medical marijuana (or Cannabis) uses the marijuana plant or chemicals in it to treat diseases or conditions. It is strictly cultivated with specific strains grown to help people with different conditions.

The Cannabis species has been used for its medicinal qualities for thousands of years; only since the 1940s has the plant not been widely available for medicinal use. An increasing number of modern day jurisdictions are making it possible to once again obtain the botanical for medicinal use.

The marijuana plant contains more than 100 different chemicals called cannabinoids. Each one has a different effect on the body. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the main chemicals used for medicinal qualities.

What can medicinal marijuana be used for?

Conditions vary from state to state. Here are the conditions marijuana can be used for in New Jersey.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Chronic Pain
Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
Intractable skeletal spasticity
Multiple sclerosis
Muscular dystrophy
Opioid Use Disorder
Positive status for HIV / AIDS
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Seizure disorder, including epilepsy
Terminal illness
Tourette Syndrome

Is it legal? If so, where?

Medicinal marijuana is legal in a number of states. Refer to the below map to see where the plant is being utilized for medicinal purposes.