Learn more about marijuana in New Jersey
Is Marijuana Legal in New Jersey?▼
Where Can I Consume Marijuana in New Jersey?▼
New Jersey prohibits the smoking of marijuana in any public place, including any place where tobacco is prohibited under indoor clean air laws. Additionally, smoking marijuana is not to be done in a school bus or on any school grounds, at any correctional facility or detention center, or at any public park, beach, or recreation center.
The consumption of marijuana-infused products, such as edibles, or infused oils are able to be used discreetly in most public places. New Jersey prohibits the smoking of medical marijuana:
- In a school bus
- On the grounds of any school, public or private
- In a moving, operational private vehicle
- At any correctional facility or detention center
- Anywhere that smoking or vaping of tobacco products are forbidden
New Jersey has not made the same distinction with marijuana-infused products, allowing the assumption that valid cardholders could possess and consume edibles or other marijuana-infused products in most public places without worry or concern.
How Do I Get a Job in the New Jersey Marijuana Industry?▼
New Jersey requires medical center employees to carry an identification badge whenever performing marijuana-related activities at work. In order to receive the badge, you must first be a New Jersey resident age 21 or older.
Individuals seeking employment must not have been convicted of a felony charge or any criminal drug-related offense, such as distribution. In order to verify this, you must submit to a criminal background check, which may either be paid for by the alternative medical center or by the individual.
Is Drug Testing for Marijuana Legal in New Jersey?▼
Physicians, cardholders, caregivers, alternative medical centers are generally protected from discrimination when it comes to actions from any professional, civil, or administrative body.
However, employers are not required to allow the use of medical marijuana in the workplace; therefore, the use of medical marijuana at work remains a punishable, and potentially fireable, offense.
Is Delivery of Marijuana Legal?▼
New Jersey does not allow the delivery of medical marijuana from the dispensary or alternative medical center to the cardholder. Caregivers may purchase and transport marijuana on the behalf of the cardholder.
How Do I Pay for Marijuana in New Jersey Dispensaries? ▼
Due to the continued federal prohibition of marijuana, banking for New Jersey dispensaries remains a challenge. Resultantly, dispensaries conduct sales with cash, primarily.