Patients - Medical Cannabis Program - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Medical Cannabis Information for Patients

Register, get locations, and find out what medical cannabis costs.

For a patient to receive medical cannabis, the law requires that a licensed health care practitioner certify that the patient has one or more of the qualifying conditions. A health care practitioner is defined as a Minnesota-licensed doctor of medicine, a Minnesota-licensed physician assistant acting within the scope of authorized practice, or a Minnesota-licensed advanced practice registered nurse who has primary responsibility for care and treatment of the patient’s qualifying medical condition.

  • Qualifying Conditions
    Your health care practitioner must certify that you have one of the qualifying conditions prior to enrolling in the system. You must also be a Minnesota resident.

  • Patient Information (PDF)
    Please read this document, which has important information and warnings about use of medical cannabis. You should consider this information before enrolling and while you are enrolled in the program.  Health care practitioners will exercise special scrutiny and care before recommending medical cannabis to members of certain groups for which there is more robust evidence to suggest potential risks associated with medical cannabis use. These groups include:
    • Infants and children.
    • Pregnant women.
    • Nursing mothers.
    • Individuals with a personal or family history of psychosis.

  • Registration Process
    Find out if you have a qualifying condition, how to get certified, how to register, and how to get your medication.

  • Annual Recertification and Enrollment
    Participants that are enrolled in the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program must have their qualifying condition recertified by a Minnesota licensed physician, physician assistant (PA) or an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) and pay the enrollment fee on an annual basis in order to continue to participate in the program.

  • Locations
    Medical cannabis will eventually be available at eight cannabis patient centers across Minnesota.

  • Medical Cannabis Products
    Both of the registered manufacturers produce their medical cannabis products in different forms and strengths.
  • Medical Cannabis Disposal Methods (PDF)
    Disposal method options for patients, parents/legal guardians and caregivers.

  • Costs
    All patients with a qualifying condition must pay an annual registration fee in order to be eligible to purchase medical cannabis.

  • Clinical Trials
    Medical cannabis clinical trials are an alternative to participating in the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Patient Registry. Find out what medical cannabis clinical trials are operating in Minnesota.

  • Medical Cannabis Program: A Guide for Patients
    Overview of the program.

  • Non-Profit Patient Support Groups by Condition

 

Updated Wednesday, February 01, 2017 at 11:34AM