The Minnesota Department of Health offers online applications for the Medical Marijuana program.
Who Can Qualify?
To be eligible for a medical marijuana card a patient must be a legal resident of Minnesota and 18 years of age or older, or have a parent/guardian provide consent . You must also have been diagnosed with one of the following qualifying medical conditions:
- Cancer, or a terminal illness with a life expectancy of less than one year, that causes Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
- HIV or AIDS
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- IBS or Crohn’s Disease
- Intractable fee
How much does it cost?
There is a $200 annual fee. Patients enrolled in CHAMPVA, Medicaid, Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income, MNCare or IHS are able to receive a reduced fee of $50. Payment must be made by credit or debit card, or check.
How Do I Apply?
These are the steps to apply for a Minnesota Medical Marijuana Card:
- Visit with your physician (must be a licensed MD, Physician Assistant, or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and enrolled in the Medical Marijuana program). Provide them with your e-mail address and ask them to submit a Certification and provide you with a Visit Summary.
- After the Certification is submitted you will receive an e-mail to complete the online registration
- Have a scanned version of your government-issued ID and proof of financial need (if applicable) ready to submit with your application.
It may take up to 30 days from when the application is submitted to receive a response. If approved you can then visit a Cannabis Patient Center to meet with a pharmacist and receive a prescription.