Medical Cannabis Program Updates - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Medical Cannabis Program Update

Frequently Asked Questions for Patients Who Need to Re-enroll

See below for answers to frequently asked questions about the re-enrollment process and other related topics.

How to contact us

Our Call Center is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can reach us at 651-201-5598 or 844-879-3381 (toll-free) or email

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To start your re-enrollment process, contact your health care practitioner to get recertified for your qualifying medical condition.

Once recertified, you will receive an email with a link to your re-enrollment application. You must pay your annual registration fee at that time. After you submit your application, the Office of Medical Cannabis will contact you by email when your application has been approved or if we need additional documentation.

Please note: A certification from your health care practitioner will expire after 90 days if you do not complete enrollment during that time. Office of Medical Cannabis staff may take up to 30 days to process your re-enrollment application. Applications are processed in the order they are received.

No. Extensions on enrollments or certifications are not allowed under state law.

To see who certified you last year, log in to your Registry account and find your certifying practitioner’s information under “Certification Information.” If you need help finding a participating health care practitioner, here are some tips:

  • Ask your medical team or advocacy groups that represent your medical condition.
  • Search on the internet, including the websites for Minnesota’s medical cannabis manufacturers (Green Goods and RISE).

For any new patient, a health care practitioner is required to conduct an in-person visit for initial certification. They will assess the patient to determine if they have any of the qualifying medical conditions.

No, state law does not allow for extending caregiver enrollments. Designated caregiver background checks are valid for two years. To reinstate your caregiver enrollment, you must pass a background check from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. For detailed instructions, see the Designated Caregiver Background Check Informed Consent Form (PDF).

Because of changes in law, patients and their registered designated caregiver can continue to use teleconsults with a Medical Cannabis Dispensary pharmacist.

Yes. Because of changes in law, patients and registered designated caregivers can use curbside pickup.

  • Patients will no longer be required to get approval from their health care practitioner to add a caregiver; however, caregivers will still be required to complete a background check.
  • A registered designated caregiver may support up to six medical cannabis patients at one time.
  • Registered patients ages 21 and older will have access to smokable medical cannabis, effective in March 2022.
Updated Friday, 03-Jun-2022 16:21:53 CDT