MN Marijuana Card

Updated on May 11, 2020.  Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer

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.

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.

How Can Help

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.

Benefits We Provide Patients

  • Compassionate, Certified Physicians — Our doctors are among the most qualified and compassionate cannabis physicians in the nation. They’re also experienced in helping patients through the registration process while providing accurate prescriptions and advice related to medical marijuana. We don’t just help you apply for the Minnesota Marijuana Card — we also offer additional services aimed at making your experience better.
  • Vast Educational Resources — We have a wide range of informative resources designed to help you gain a better understanding of medical marijuana and how it applies to your condition. Patients also have access to ongoing research, scientific studies, the latest news and up-to-date legislation.

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.

  • Online Appointment Booking — ensures patients and doctors can manage appointments accurately. Once you book and confirm an appointment with your chosen physician, our system will update the physician’s calendar to ensure no one else can book an appointment at the same time. This prevents double-booking, which saves time and your physician’s reputation, as manually booked appointments can sometimes cause embarrassing mix-ups.
  • Free Symptom Tracker Access — Every patient who uses our services gets free access to our Symptom Tracker. True to its name, this application tracks the status of your health to ensure you and your doctor are kept on the same page. Our user-friendly tracker ensures you know when to take your medicine and when to contact your doctor, so as to prevent a condition from worsening.

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.

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Minnesota

  1. Patients are required to obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from their primary care physician describing the diagnosis of their qualifying condition – *Learn how to request your medical records
  2. Patients are required to obtain a signed Physician’s Statement from a physician, currently licensed to practice medicine in Minnesota – *Find a certified medical marijuana physician in Minnesota
  3. Patients must be 18 years of age, and be a Minnesota resident, with a valid proof of residency.
  4. To qualify, a patient needs to be diagnosed by a physician as having one of the following debilitating medical conditions that is specifically identified in the law:
  5. Patients are required to register with the Minnesota Department of Health. Registration is mandatory.
  6. The patient registry application fee is $200 annually. For patients on Social Security disability, Supplemental Security Insurance, or enrolled in MinnesotaCare, the fee is $50.
  7. Submit applications to:
    Minnesota Department of Health
    Office of Medical Cannabis
    Phone: 844-879-3381 (toll-free)
    WebsiteMinnesota Medical Cannabis Program 
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Finally, a helpful & informative website! answered all of my medical marijuana questions and helped me schedule an appointment with an accredited doctor in my area.~Susan - Denver, CO