Patient Education

At downtown FLWR, we understand that navigating the world of cannabis can be overwhelming, especially for those who are new to it. That’s why we place a great emphasis on patient education, providing our customers with valuable information on the various strains, consumption methods, and their effects.

Our team is knowledgeable and always eager to assist you in identifying the right products to suit your needs. We take the time to understand your specific requirements and objectives, and we strive to provide you with personalized recommendations that meet your expectations.

We believe that everyone deserves access to top-quality cannabis products at reasonable prices, and that’s why we work hard to ensure that our offerings meet the highest standards. Our dedication to providing the best products and service possible is what sets us apart and makes us your go-to destination for all your cannabis needs.

Patient Education

Who can purchase cannabis from Downtown FLWR?

Medicinal Cannabis:

Individuals who are registered with the state’s Medical Marijuana Program are allowed to purchase cannabis from Alternative Treatment Centers (ATCs).

To become a qualified medicinal cannabis patient, you must:

Maintain a bona fide relationship with a healthcare provider who is registered with the program.

A “bona fide” relationship is a type of relationship between a healthcare practitioner and a patient, in which the healthcare provider is responsible for continuously assessing, caring for, and treating the patient’s qualifying medical condition. This relationship can be established in the following ways:

  • If the practitioner-patient relationship has been in place for a minimum of one year.
  • If the healthcare provider has evaluated or seen the patient regarding the debilitating medical condition on at least four separate occasions.
  • If the healthcare provider conducts a comprehensive medical history and physical examination, including a personal review of the patient’s medical record maintained by other treating physicians, reflecting the patient’s response and reaction to conventional medical therapies, and takes responsibility for managing and caring for the patient’s qualifying medical condition.
  • Be a New Jersey resident.
  • Be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition by a New Jersey health care practitioner registered with the New Jersey Medicinal Cannabis Program.

Approved qualifying medical conditions include:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Glaucoma
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
  • Intractable skeletal muscular spasticity
  • Migraine
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Opioid Use Disorder
  • Positive status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizure disorder, including epilepsy
  • Terminal illness with a prognosis of less than 12 months to live
  • Tourette Syndrome

How do I become a medicinal cannabis patient?

To participate in the program, you must first confirm if your current healthcare provider is a participant. If not, you need to find a participating healthcare practitioner. Once you have an Authorizing Provider Statement from your healthcare provider, you will receive a reference ID number and a registry ID number to set up an account and complete your application.

In addition, you need to identify an Alternative Treatment Center where you can purchase your medicinal cannabis doses. To set up your account, you will also need to provide a recent, full-face, front-facing photograph that meets specific requirements. The photograph must be taken within the last 60 days against a plain, white background, without a hat or glasses, and with your eyes open and facial expression neutral. Filters are not allowed.

You must also prove your New Jersey residency by providing a current New Jersey government-issued ID or two proofs of residency. If you do not have a current New Jersey state-issued ID that reflects your physical address, you can provide two other proofs of residency from the list below:

  • A utility or cell phone bill from the last 90 days
  • A W-2, 1099 Statement, Form 1098, or other correspondence from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the New Jersey Division of Taxation from the last year that shows your name and address (Form 1040 or Form 1095 is not accepted)
  • A property tax bill, jury summons, Social Security Administration documents, or other federal, state, or local government correspondence issued in the last 90 days that shows your name and address
  • The last three-monthly bank statements showing your name and address
  • The last three consecutive pay stubs
  • An official deed




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