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Medical Cannabis Information for Patients

Information for patients who need to re-enroll

If you are a patient whose enrollment was extended due to the Governor’s Executive Order and you have not yet re-enrolled in the Medical Cannabis Program, your enrollment expired on Aug. 1, 2021. To start your re-enrollment process, contact your health care practitioner to get recertified for your qualifying medical condition.

To learn more, go to Medical Cannabis Program Updates.

For a patient to receive medical cannabis, the law requires that a licensed health care practitioner certify that the patient has one or more of the qualifying conditions. A health care practitioner is defined as a Minnesota-licensed doctor of medicine, a Minnesota-licensed physician assistant acting within the scope of authorized practice, or a Minnesota-licensed advanced practice registered nurse who has primary responsibility for care and treatment of the patient's qualifying medical condition.

  • Registration Process
    Find out if you have a qualifying condition, how to get certified, how to register, and how to get your medication.

  • Qualifying Conditions
    Your health care practitioner must certify that you have one of the qualifying conditions prior to enrolling in the system. You must also be a Minnesota resident.

  • Important Information and Warnings About Using Medical Cannabis (PDF)
    This document has important information and warnings about use of medical cannabis. You should consider this information before enrolling and while you are enrolled in the program. Health care practitioners will exercise special scrutiny and care before recommending medical cannabis to members of certain groups for which there is more robust evidence to suggest potential risks associated with medical cannabis use. These groups include:
    • Infants and children.
    • Pregnant women.
    • Nursing mothers.
    • Individuals with a personal or family history of psychosis.

  • Annual Re-Enrollment for Patients
    Patients in the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program must have their qualifying condition(s) re-certified by their MD, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant on an annual basis. Once recertified, a re-enrollment application must be submitted by the patient and approved by the Office of Medical Cannabis.
    *The patient enrollment fee is due on an annual basis.

  • Cannabis Patient Center Locations
    Medical cannabis is available at 13 Cannabis Patient Centers across Minnesota.

  • Medical Cannabis Products
    Both of the registered manufacturers produce their medical cannabis products in different forms and strengths.
  • Medical Cannabis Disposal Methods
    Learn about the preferred disposal methods for your medical cannabis.

  • Costs
    All patients with a qualifying medical condition must pay an annual registration fee in order to be eligible to purchase medical cannabis.

  • Clinical Trials
    Medical cannabis clinical trials are an alternative to participating in the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Patient Registry. Find out what medical cannabis clinical trials are operating in Minnesota.

  • Medical Cannabis Program: A Guide for Patients
    Overview of the program.

  • Non-Profit Patient Support Groups by Condition
Updated Thursday, 07-Oct-2021 09:30:35 CDT