Become A Medical Cannabis Patient in Minnesota

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Doctor’s Certificate $199 | Renewal $149

Become a Minnesota Cannabis Patient

Once you have registered with Leafwell and been approved by one of our doctors online, apply to the state medical cannabis program. Receive your certificate and start shopping for your medicinal cannabis from a licensed dispensary.

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  1. Step 1 in the process of medical marijuana qualification

    Register and speak to a Minnesota licensed physician online.

  2. Get a medical card

    Get approved and Pay the state registration fee. i

  3. Step 2 - get a rec

    On Approval, visit a Cannabis Patient Center and buy your medicine. i

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Qualifying Conditions

Common conditions cannabis recommended for include

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) aka Lou Gehrig's Disease
  • Autism
  • Cancer, associated with severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or cachexia or severe wasting syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
  • Intractable Pain
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizures, including those characteristic of Epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Terminal illness with a life expectancy of less than one year: if your illness or its treatment produces one or more of the following: severe or chronic pain; nausea or severe vomiting; or cachexia or severe wasting
  • Tourette Syndrome
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Minnesota Certificate cost?

Medical certificate on its own = $199 at Leafwell.co

State application fee = $200, or $50 for those on Social Security disability, Supplemental Security Insurance or who are enrolled onto MinnesotaCare.

Renewal fee = $149

Please note: Minnesota only has medical cannabis certificates.

What medical conditions qualify for a Certificate in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, the following conditions may qualify you for a certificate:

  • Cancer associated with severe/chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or cachexia or severe wasting
  • Glaucoma.
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Seizures, including those characteristic of Epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
  • Terminal illness, with a probable life expectancy of less than one year*
  • Intractable pain
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Autism
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Chronic pain (effective Aug. 2020)

*To qualify for the program, you must suffer from cancer or a terminal illness with a probable life expectancy of under one year, if your illness or its treatment produces one or more of the following: severe or chronic pain; nausea or severe vomiting; or Cachexia or severe wasting.

Can I apply for my Medical Certificate online in Minnesota?

Telemedicine for medical cannabis is available in Minnesota. Therefore Leafwell’s services are accessible via telehealth in Minnesota.

How does the online evaluation process work for getting a Certificate in Minnesota?

There are three simple steps to seeing a Leafwell provider in Minnesota to obtain your certificate:

1. Create a Leafwell account using a valid email address and choosing a password. You’ll then be asked to complete a brief questionnaire of personal and health information and to either take or upload a photograph of identification (Leafwell is required by law to verify your identity). You will need a smartphone, computer, or tablet with a reliable internet connection and a working camera to be seen by a Leafwell provider.

2. Next, you will be taken to the virtual waiting room where you’ll be connected Leafwell provider for a video chat (i.e., a virtual doctor’s visit). (You will receive a text message to your cell phone when the provider is ready to see you.) During the video chat, the provider will assess your health situation to determine if you qualify for certification.

3. If you are approved for a medical cannabis certificate, you’ll be sent a copy of your certificate letter via email from the Office of Medical Cannabis.

4. Register online. In order to register, you will need:

  • Link in the email from the Office of Medical Cannabis.
  • Your name, address and phone number.
  • Government-issued ID: state of Minnesota ID or driver’s license (scan or photo from phone).
  • If applying for the discounted fee, you will need to show proof of receiving Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability (including those transitioned to retirement benefits), medical assistance, MinnesotaCare, IHS, Railroad disability, VA dependency and indemnity compensation, or Veteran’s disability benefits. See the How to Register in the Medical Cannabis Program (PDF) for details.
  • Credit card to pay Annual Registration Fee via USBank website. All fees are non-refundable.
  • You will receive an email when your account has been approved.
  • Enrollments are processed in the order they are received and it could take up to 30 days to be approved.
  • You will need to complete the patient self-evaluation report in your account in the registry.
  • Complete the patient self-evaluation report to expedite your visit to the cannabis patient center.

Please note that, while Minnesota has allowed telemedicine to be used to certify patients as part of a response to COVID, there still exists a requirement that Health Care Practitioners provide ongoing treatment for patients participating in this program. Any Health Care Practitioner who uses Leafwell has to show how they will continue to treat each of these patients and determine, on a yearly basis, if they continue to suffer from the qualifying medical condition. We therefore provide follow-up appointments to help our patients and see how well they are responding to treatment.

What documents do I need to show the Leafwell doctor during my online evaluation in Minnesota?

Leafwell requires the following documents for your online visit:

– Photo ID (e.g., driver’s permit/license, state ID, or U.S. passport)
– Proof of address (e.g., utility bill, mortgage, rental lease, bank statement)
– Medical records (e.g. patient history, doctor’s notes, prescription information/history, imaging/scan results)

How old do I have to be to apply for a Certificate in Minnesota?

You must be at least 18 years of age in order to apply for a certificate in Minnesota. Caregivers must be 21 years of age.

Can I get Certificate for my child in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, you can get a certificate for a minor with parental/guardian consent.

Can I be/have a caregiver for a cannabis patient in Minnesota?

Yes, patients in Minnesota can have a caregiver. Only parents, legal guardians, spouses and caregivers may give patients assistance with registration or to pick up medical cannabis.

To apply as a caregiver, follow this process:

  1. Speak to a physician at Leafwell, who will certify the patient and state whether they need a caregiver.
  2. Register to the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program, with the patient adding their caregiver’s details to the account. Click here to begin.
  3. Caregiver well be sent an email with a link. Follow this link to complete the application.
  4. Caregiver must complete a criminal background check, which must be mailed to the MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). The background check costs $15.
  5. Once the application and the criminal background check is completed, both the patient and caregiver will be sent an email confirming that the caregiver can purchase, carry and administer medical cannabis to the patient.
Can I renew my Minnesota Medical Certificate online?

Yes, Leafwell can help you renew your MN medical cannabis certificate online. If you’re a returning patient, all your information is stored in our HIPAA-compliant platform, and the process is quick and easy.

Please note that, while Minnesota has allowed telemedicine to be used to certify patients as part of a response to COVID, there still exists a requirement that Health Care Practitioners provide ongoing treatment for patients participating in this program. Any Health Care Practitioner who uses Leafwell has too show how they will continue to treat each of these patients and determine, on a yearly basis, if they continue to suffer from the qualifying medical condition. We therefore provide follow-up appointments to help our patients and see how well they are responding to treatment.

If you are not already a Leafwell patient, click here to create an account and complete your renewal.

How often do I need to renew my Minnesota Medical Certificate?

Minnesota medical certificates are valid for one year. When you use Leafwell to obtain your certificate, we’ll send you a reminder email one month before your certificate is due to expire to make sure you have plenty of time to submit your renewal application.

How much cannabis can I possess in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, you can possess the following amounts with valid certification:

– 30 day supply of non-smokable preparations only, with the amount determined by the physician. Oils, tinctures, pills or a vaporized delivery method not requiring raw cannabis flower or plant may be used.

How do I buy medical cannabis in Minnesota?

If you have a medical cannabis certificate, you can buy cannabis in Minnesota at a licensed dispensary or use a licensed delivery service.

Is a Minnesota Certificate valid in other states?

Some states accept out-of-state medical cannabis patients. This is called reciprocity. The following states accept patients from other states, with some caveats:

– Alaska ^
– Arkansas *
– California ^
– Colorado ^
– Hawaii *
– Maine
– Massachusetts
– Michigan
– Nevada
– Oklahoma *
– Oregon ^
– Puerto Rico
– Rhode Island
– Washington ^
– Washington D.C.

States marked with * require visitors to complete a visiting patient application for the duration of their stay.

States marked with ^ have adult use programs but do not accept out of state patients.

Will I be added to a public database once I have my Certificate in Minnesota?

Yes, registration to the Minnesota Department of Health medical cannabis program is mandatory for those who wish to use medical cannabis. However, the database is not accessible to the public.

What are the medical cannabis laws in Minnesota?

Here is an overview of the medical cannabis laws in Minnesota:

2014 – SF 2470 is approved and signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton. State penalties for those using or possessing cannabis are removed.

2016 – Intractable pain is added to the list of conditions medical cannabis may be recommended for.

Does Leafwell work with qualified doctors in Minnesota?

Yes, we do. All of the doctors who work with Leafwell are licensed physicians within Minnesota and have experience with medical cannabis.

We’re committed to working with physicians who understand the science behind medical cannabis and can help in providing medical support and guidance.

Can I grow cannabis in Minnesota with a Certificate?

No, you cannot cultivate cannabis plants in Minnesota, even if you have a valid medical certificate.

Leafwell Cannabis Doctor & Clinics, Minnesota

Leafwell does have physical locations. These locations can be anything from a kiosk where you can access a tablet or computer and speak to a qualified doctor online to fully-fledged doctor’s clinics. However, opening hours at these locations can differ, and COVID-19 restrictions may change these further. The safest, simplest and easiest way to get certified for is to do it online with Leafwell. You can do so on your own device at your preferred location, at any time from 7 am to 7 pm, seven days a week, from anywhere in Minnesota.

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