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Qualifying for a Medical Marijuana Card in Minnesota

Once you have registered and been approved, you will be sent a medical card. Once you have this, you can start shopping for your medicine from a licensed dispensary.

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  1. Book an appointment with a certified physician

  2. Attend your appointment - the doctor submits the details into Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Registry.

  3. Recommendation is generated.

  4. The document is then printed off and signed, and a digital copy is emailed by the doctor to the patient.

  5. Get qualified for medical cannabis and visit a dispensary. i

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  • Speak to a Certified Minnesota Physician

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Qualifying Conditions

Common conditions cannabis recommended for include

  • Acute Pain
  • Alzheimer's Disease (AD)
  • 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
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • 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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Minnesota Cannabis Possession Limit (Medical Marijuana Patients)

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.

Recreational cannabis is not available in Minnesota.

Minnesota Caregivers

Caregivers must be aged 21 or over. Caregiver fills out their own application form, and must be listed on the patient’s application form as well. Caregiver must not have any drug felonies, although those who have past felonies relating to medical cannabis use may be waived depending upon the department’s discretion.

Minnesota Medical Marijuana Laws – Overview and History

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 marijuana may be recommended for.

Home cultivation is not allowed.

Patients may possess a limit of a 30-day supply of non-smokable medical marijuana.

No more than 8 dispensaries to be operational at any one time.

Only marijuana in liquid or oil is permitted to be used.

Minnesota has decriminalized cannabis to an extent, with no charge (and a conditional discharge for a first offense) for those in possession of 42.5 g or less of cannabis. A maximum fine of $200 may be issued. This is the same for giving away up to 42.5 g of cannabis without remuneration.

Possession or sale of any more than 42.5 g is a felony, and can bring with it up to 5 years’ incarceration and/or a $10,000 fine.

Those caught with cannabis may also be required to attend a drug education course.

Penalties for possession of hashish or concentrates is treated equally to marijuana.

Conviction for possession may result in a 30-day driver’s license ban.

Cultivation is treated similarly to possession. Remember, though: cultivating may be seen as “possession with intent to distribute”, meaning higher sentences.

Possession of paraphernalia and sale or advertising of paraphernalia is a misdemeanor, and can bring a fine of between $300 and $1,000.

Minnesota Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

Cancer, associated with severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or cachexia or severe wasting syndrome
Glaucoma
HIV/AIDS
Tourette’s syndrome
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Seizures, including those characteristic of Epilepsy
Severe and persistent muscle spasms
Multiple sclerosis
Crohn’s disease
Terminal illness with a life expectancy of less than one year.
Severe or chronic pain
Nausea or severe vomiting
Cachexia/severe wasting
Intractable pain, effective August 2016.

Can I get a Minnesota medical marijuana card and physician’s certificate online via telehealth?

Telehealth/telemedicine is available in Minnesota. However, relationship must first be established between patient and physician in-person in order to qualify for medical marijuana.

Can a qualifying medical marijuana patient grow cannabis in Minnesota?

No, it is not legal for a medical marijuana patient to grow cannabis in Minnesota, even if they are qualified.

Cost of a Minnesota medical marijuana card

$200 annually. For those on Social Security disability, Supplemental Security Insurance or who are enrolled onto MinnesotaCare, the fee is $50. This does not include the cost of a physician's appointment.

Does Minnesota have medical cannabis reciprocity with other states?

No. For the moment, Minnesota does not accept or recognize other states' medical marijuana cards. You may be able to use your Minnesota medical card in states like Nevada, however.

How Long Does it take to Get My Minnesota MMJ Card?

It can take between 14 – 30 days to get a MMJ card in Minnesota.

How Old Do I Have to Be to Apply for a Minnesota Medical Cannabis Card?

You must be aged 18 years old or over in order to qualify for a medical marijuana card for yourself. Minors need a registered Caregiver. Caregivers must be 21 years old or over.

What do I need to apply for a Minnesota MMJ card?

Valid ID. Driver’s licence, passport or state-produced ID card - patients do not have to be residents of the state of Minnesota, and out-of-state applications are acceptable.

Proof of address - bank statement, utility bill, correspondence with a state department, mortgage or rental agreement.

Medical records - progress notes, physician's statement/letter, medical images, medication list.

Patients must register with the Minnesota Department of Health (DoH)

Will insurance cover my Minnesota cannabis recommendation?

No. Cannabis is federally illegal, so medical marijuana recommendations are not covered by insurance in Minnesota or the US.