April 26, 2016 | Number of The Day
Number of active patients in New Jersey’s medicinal marijuana program

New Jersey’s medicinal marijuana program has been in operation just about three years and it now has 6,126 active patients with 6,960 patients registered, according to the program’s 2015 annual report. There are 362 physicians actively participating in the program.

There are currently five dispensaries in the state, located in Montclair, Woodbridge, Egg Harbor, Bellmawr, and Cranbury. Another site is being considered in Secaucus.

The largest number of patients in the program (34 percent) are suffering from intractable skeletal spasticity, followed by severe or chronic pain (26 percent.) Inflammatory bowel disease makes up 11 percent of the patients in the program, followed by multiple sclerosis (10 percent), terminal cancer (7 percent), seizures (6 percent), and glaucoma (6 percent).