How to Qualify for a Minnesota Medical Marijuana Card
How to Get a Minnesota Marijuana Card
Medical Marijuana has been legal in Minnesota since 2014.
Because medical marijuana’s ability to safely and effectively treat a wide range of conditions has been overwhelmingly supported by medical research, Minnesota lawmakers passed Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research Act in 2014. This Act made medical marijuana legal throughout the state!
In 2020, state lawmakers expanded the Medical Cannabis Program created by the Act. We'll be seeing patients in Minnesota very soon, so reserve your appointment now to be the first to know when we start!
What Is a Minnesota Marijuana Card?
A Minnesota Marijuana Card is a patient identification issued by the Minnesota Department of Health that verifies that you are registered with the state as an authorized medical marijuana patient.
With your Minnesota Marijuana Card, you can legally purchase and use cannabis in accordance with the rules of the state’s Medical Cannabis Program.
Minnesota Marijuana Card Eligibility
In order to qualify for a Minnesota Marijuana Card, you must:
Be a Minnesota resident
Be diagnosed with one of the qualifying conditions listed below
Have written certification by a licensed Minnesota physician (That's where we come in!), or in some specific situations a licensed Minnesota Physician’s Assistant or licensed Minnesota Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Medical Marijuana Doctors in Minnesota
Unfortunately, not all doctors are willing to work with marijuana patients, which can make it difficult to get the relief you need.
But that’s why MinnesotaMarijuanaCards.com is here! Our doctors are not only qualified to prescribe medical cannabis, but they believe in the safety and effectiveness of medical cannabis as well and have no hesitation about recommending it to patients if it’s the right treatment option for them.
Get Your Medical Marijuana Recommendation
in Four Easy Steps!
Schedule an appointment online or by calling us at (833) 781-6671
Submit your patient form, State ID, and make your payment.
Connect with our doctor using your phone or computer.
Receive your Minnesota Marijuana Card and get access to dispensaries.
What Are the Qualifying Conditions to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Minnesota?
Under Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program, a patient with at least one of the following conditions qualifies to receive a Minnesota Marijuana Card:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Cancer associated with severe/chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or cachexia or severe wasting
Chronic motor or vocal tic disorder
Inflammatory bowel disease
Irritable bowel syndrome (effective August 1, 2023)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (effective August 1, 2023)
Obstructive sleep apnea
Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
Sick cell disease
Terminal illness, with a probable life expectancy of less than one year*
*If your illness or its treatment produces one or more of the following: severe or chronic pain; nausea or severe vomiting; or cachexia or severe wasting.
Getting Approval to Use Medical Marijuana in Minnesota
If you have at least one of these qualifying conditions, you are eligible to treat it with medical marijuana.
The easiest way to get a Minnesota Marijuana Card is to schedule a virtual evaluation with one of our marijuana doctors via a telemedicine appointment.
Our telemedicine platform allows you to quickly and easily get approved by one of our knowledgeable, compassionate doctors from the comfort and safety of your own home through your smartphone or computer.
What to Expect at a Minnesota Marijuana Card Evaluation Appointment?
During your evaluation, you and your doctor will discuss your medical conditions and treatment history.
For the smoothest possible experience, we suggest that you provide your new marijuana doctor with copies of your medical records. This will help them to quickly determine your eligibility to use medical marijuana and to tailor a treatment plan specific to you.
Not sure how to get your records? Call our friendly staff at (833) 781-6671, and they’ll guide you through the process.
What Happens if I Don’t Get Approved for Medical Marijuana?
And don't worry if your doctor can’t confirm your eligibility for some reason. We will help guide you through the steps of verifying your medical information, and even refund your appointment cost if you don’t get approved. You have nothing to lose, but you have so much relief to gain!
What Can I Expect After My Appointment?
Once the doctor confirms your qualifying condition and discusses a treatment plan with you, they will add you to the state’s patient registry. At that point, you’ll receive an email from the Department of Health verifying that your doctor has certified your qualifying condition and giving you instructions on completing your registration with the state.
Once your registration is complete, you’ll receive another email from the Department of Health verifying that you are a certified Minnesota Marijuana Cardholder! You may then visit any of the Cannabis Patient Center locations in the state, where a pharmacist will review your account and make suggestions tailored just for you!