How To Get A Minnesota Medical Marijuana Card
Get Certified for Medical Cannabis In Minnesota:
PLEASE READ: Before you may register for the program, a doctor, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse must first certify your condition. Schedule an appointment with your doctor, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse. These are the only health care practitioners authorized to certify your condition.
Minnesota – Conditions that Qualify for Medical Cannabis
Cancer * Glaucoma * HIV/AIDS * Tourette syndrome * Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS) * Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy * Severe and persistent muscle spasm * Multiple sclerosis(MS) * Inflammatory Bowel Disease * Crohn’s disease * Terminal illness * Intractable pain * Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD)
Conditionally effective – patients can enroll July 1, 2018 and pick up medication August 1, 2018:
Autism * Obstructive Sleep Apnea
$250 – The average price for this service which is a cash only option charged by the doctors office is $250. It 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.
For Minnesota medical marijuana patients we are now offering the service that makes it easy to connect with a certified recommending doctor. If you have a qualifying condition please fill out the MMJ patient registration form and we will have a physician or clinic representative contact you. Legal Minnesota Residents Only.
Minnesota Medical Marijuana Patient Registration
Keep in mind: The OMC does not maintain a list of preferred practitioners. It is your responsibility to meet with a qualified health care practitioner. One can be found on our doctor clinics page here.
Print the Patient Email and Acknowledgement Form.
On the Patient Email and Acknowledgement Form you’ll need to:
Write in the email address you’d like to use to receive private messages about your health. It is best to use your personal email address and not a work one. Bring this form along with you to your appointment and give it to your health care practitioner. During your visit, ask your practitioner for an appointment summary and a list of the medications that are currently prescribed to you. Take these documents with you when you go pick up your medical cannabis.
After you meet with your health care practitioner, you’ll receive an email from the OMC that will contain:
Confirmation of your condition by your health care practitioner.
Your unique registration link for the Medical Cannabis Patient Registry.
Once you receive your certification email, you will be ready to register. Before you click on the registration link, gather your:
Government-issued ID: state ID, driver’s license or passport
If applicable, your government medical assistance plan ID: CHAMPVA, Medicaid or MinnesotaCare, Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Camera or a camera-equipped mobile phone to capture/scan images of your IDs
Credit/debit card or check — the program’s payment processor, U.S. Bank, accepts all of the above methods of payment for the annual registration fee
When your account has been approved, you’ll be notified by email. Then you may move on to the last part of the process — Step 3: Receive.
At this point you will be officially registered with the program.
To purchase medical cannabis, you will need to complete and submit a Patient Self-Evaluation Form. If you are under 18, or if at your certification appointment, your health care practitioner determined you need a caregiver, the person who is authorized to pick up your medical cannabis on your behalf will also need to fill out this form.