2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 24 - FOOD AND DRUGS
Section 24:6I-5 - Certification authorizing medical use of marijuana.
24:6I-5 Certification authorizing medical use of marijuana.
5. a. Medical use of marijuana by a qualifying patient may be authorized pursuant to a certification which meets the requirements of this act. In order to provide such certification, a physician shall be licensed and in good standing to practice in the State.
The certification shall attest that the above criteria have been met.
b. The provisions of subsection a. of this section shall not apply to a qualifying patient who is a minor unless the custodial parent, guardian, or person who has legal custody of the minor receives from the physician an explanation of the potential risks and benefits of the medical use of marijuana and consents in writing that the minor patient has that person's permission for the medical use of marijuana and that the person will control the acquisition and possession of the medical marijuana and any related paraphernalia from the alternative treatment center. The physician shall document the explanation of the potential risks and benefits in the minor patient's medical record.
L.2009, c.307, s.5; amended 2013, c.160, s.1.