About MN Medical Marijuana
The Minnesota MMJ program is open for business. It is not the friendliest or most cost effective process, however it is a grand step in the forward movement of this natural medicine that has proven to show solid results with several ailments. Certain conditions, such as mental health issues, for example PTSD that many of our Minnesota Veterans suffer from today have not been added to the qualifying conditions. People in bordering states are not eligible to participate in the program. Minnesota’s legislation restricts eligibility to Minnesota residents and Minnesota-licensed health care practitioners. Medical cannabis will be provided to patients as a liquid, pill or vaporized delivery method that does not require the use of dried leaves or plant form.
Costs For Minnesota Medical Marijuana
MN MMJ Annual Registration Fee
- Full fee: The annual fee is $200.
- Reduced fee: Patients on Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability, Medicaid, MNCare, IHS or CHAMPVA are eligible for the reduced fee of $50.00. A copy of your Social Security Disability, CHAMPVA, Medical Assistance or Medicaid ID card must be provided during registration.
Payment: the registration fee is paid online via credit/debit card or check at the USBank website once you login to the Registry.
Doctor Visit Fees
$250 – The fee to be certified from a recommending doctor is roughly $250. This service is a cash only option. & is not covered by your health care plan. This fee is for the certification process only, not regular medical care or any testing necessary for the certification process, which may be covered by your health care plan. Please note that Minnesota Department of Health Office of Medical Cannabis will charge you its own processing fees.
Cannabis Product Fee
There will be a fee for the medical cannabis you need, payable at the cannabis patient centers. No insurance companies in Minnesota currently cover medical cannabis treatment. These prices vary between the different dispensaries.