Updated on January 28, 2019. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Richard Koffler, MD, Board Certified Physiatrist
In order to be afforded legal protection under the Minnesota Medical Marijuana law, qualified medical marijuana patients must register with the state patient registry and possess a valid state-issued identification card by submitting a medical marijuana card application to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Effective May 30th, 2014, the State of Minnesota will begin recognizing the value of medical cannabis for treating chronic and debilitating conditions that have been outlined.
A Minnesota medical marijuana card is a personal identification card issued by the Department to a qualifying patient, personal caregiver, or dispensary agent. The Minnesota medical marijuana card verifies that a physician has provided a written certification to the qualifying patient and that the patient has designated an individual as a personal caregiver, or a medical treatment center has met the terms of law. For purposes of the Department and law enforcement, the medical marijuana card identifies those individuals who are exempt from Minnesota criminal and civil penalties, for conduct pursuant to the medical use of marijuana.
Please note: that in order to remain consistent with federal oversight of interstate commerce, Minnesota’s medical marijuana legislation restricts program eligibility to Minnesota residents and Minnesota-licensed healthcare practitioners only.
Incapacitated patients, or minors, will be able to join the patient registry so as long as the Commissioner of Health approves and registers a designated caregiver for a patient if the patient’s health care provider certifies that the patient is unable to self-administer medication.
If you’re having trouble locating a physician who’s well-informed about medical marijuana and how it can help your condition, feel free to check our directory. We have a comprehensive network of the best doctors to help you with your Minnesota Marijuana Card application.
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The information we provide is also meant to help you avoid abusing medical marijuana. Even though the state limits the amount of marijuana you can purchase for medical use, some precaution is still recommended, as with any medication.
Use our Minnesota directory today to get connected with our network of dedicated doctors. They’re here to help with your Minnesota Marijuana Card application and to provide continued treatment. Finding a doctor in a few clicks is a simple as entering your zip code, distance you’re willing to travel and the specialty you prefer a physician to have.