The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services today released its draft of the regulations that will govern the registration and application for patients, doctors and other caregivers, growers and dispensaries to participate in the state’s Medicinal Marijuana Program.
Doctors will be able to register on line later in October and submit names of patients with debilitating conditions such as cancer, AIDS, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease whom they are recommending to get medical marijuana.
Those patients can then register and they will be issued photo identification cards by the end of 2010. The draft rules said that the patient registration fee will be $200, although those who qualify for certain state and federal programs could pay a reduced $20 fee. Those registrations are good for two years.
Two nonprofit cultivators and four nonprofit dispensaries would be selected through a competitive process and each of those six, so-called Alternative Treatment Centers would be located in three regions of the state: north, central and south.