Patient Annual Recertification and Enrollment
Patients who are enrolled in the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program must have their qualifying condition recertified by a Minnesota licensed physician, physician assistant, or an advanced practice registered nurse on an annual basis.
A patient currently enrolled in the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program does not have to have the current health care practitioner recertify them; they are allowed to have another health care practitioner registered in the program certify their condition.
Registered health care practitioners can recertify active patients up to 90 days before the patient's enrollment in the program expires. If the health care practitioner is attempting to certify an active patient that was originally certified by another registered health care practitioner, they will need to search for the patient via the patient lookup on the health care practitioners main page in the Medical Cannabis Registry.
The Medical Cannabis Institute
The Medical Cannabis Institute provides ACCME and ANCC-certified medical education for the clinical application of medical cannabis. Their science-based courses help health care professionals deliver quality care and address patient questions. Use the customized link above to view curricula and course offerings to earn CME credits at a reduced price.
Cannabis Expertise offers onsite medical cannabis programs and webinars for CME, ANCC, ACPE, and APRN pharmacotherapy credit at a reduced rate for Minnesota residents.
Health Care Practitioner Guidance for Minnesota's Medical Cannabis Program (PDF)
This document is intended to be a helpful guide to clinics that are developing their policies, practices and workflows to participate in Minnesota's Medical Cannabis Program. The document was created in partnership with the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) and focuses on ambulatory care. Note: this document, created in 2015, contains information and suggestions that continue to be a helpful resource for clinicians. However, changes in statutes and rules have made some information in the document outdated. ICSI will not be producing an updated version of this document, so we advise that you cross reference other sections of our website for the most current information.