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Is Marijuana Legal in Minnesota?

The debate over the legalization of marijuana in Minnesota has been a pressing topic between residents for many years now, and the first law regarding medical cannabis has been on the books for 8 years.

Minnesota's medical program was very restrictive until recently when the state added cannabis flower and gummies to the list of products available for patients with access to medical dispensaries.

Now, medical marijuana patients in Minnesota can enjoy chews, gummies, flower, liquid, oils, and pills. This is certainly progress, but hopefully the state will allow for other forms to be considered. If you would like to petition for a specific form of marijuana to be legalized for medical use, click here

What About Recreational Marijuana?

Recreational marijuana is not currently legal in the State of Minnesota. There has been a lot of talk regarding its possible legalization in 2023, so we are crossing our fingers. If you support the legalization of cannabis, contact your lawmakers and let them know.

Some of the lawmakers say they think the bill that would legalize marijuana could pass this legislative session, and others say it might take a year or two for the bill to pass. Either way, its passage is inevitable.

The timing really depends on the amount of Republicans who will support it, especially the lawmakers.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Certification in Minnesota

Even if recreational marijuana is legalized next year, it will take months or years for the program to become operational. So if you want to try marijuana for its many medicinal benefits, you will need to get a recommendation through a licensed physician.

How to get certified for medical marijuana in the State of Minnesota:

  1. Find a licensed physician who can recommend marijuana to you. After your appointment with the physician, you will receive an email which will contain confirmation of your condition and a link to enroll online for the Medical Cannabis Registry.

  2. Click the link to enroll and make sure to have your driver’s license or a valid ID on hand, as well as your government medical assistance plan document, your phone, and a routing number to pay the state fee. Once you pay the fee, your application will be reviewed, which can take up to 30 days.

  3. Once your enrollment is approved, you will need to head to a dispensary to access your medicine. Click here for a complete list of dispensary locations. You should bring your ID, a list of your current medications, the visit summary from your health care practitioner, and payment.

And that’s it!

Become a Medical Cannabis Patient Today

Although there is no telling when marijuana will be fully legalized in Minnesota, residents already have access to medical cannabis. If you aren’t sure if you qualify, we can help!

Reserve an evaluation online today with one of our compassionate doctors, and we’ll book an appointment for you just as soon as we’re cleared to.

You’ll meet with your doctor virtually, using your smartphone or computer for a telemedicine appointment. Together you’ll discuss your conditions, what medical marijuana might be able to do for you, and if you’re qualified to receive a Minnesota Marijuana Card, all without even leaving your home. You’ll even save $25 off the cost of the evaluation!


Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.

Helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at (833) 781-6671, or simply reserve a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

And don’t forget to check out Minnesota Marijuana Card’s Blog to keep up to date on the latest medical marijuana news, tips, and information.

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