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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 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!

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Step 1

Schedule an appointment online or by calling us at (833) 781-6671

Step 2
Submit your patient form, State ID, and make your payment.
Step 3

Connect with our doctor using your phone or computer.

Step 4

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:


  • Alzheimer's disease

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

  • Autism spectrum disorder (must meet DSM-5)

  • Cancer associated with severe/chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or cachexia or severe wasting

  • Chronic motor or vocal tic disorder

  • Chronic pain

  • Crohn's disease

  • Glaucoma


  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Intractable pain

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (effective August 1, 2023)

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (effective August 1, 2023)

  • Obstructive sleep apnea

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • 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*

  • Tourette Syndrome

  • *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!

Get a Minnesota Marijuana Card Today!

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