Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program Details For Patients
Minnesota Medical Marijuana Program: Contact Details
Minnesota Department of Health
Office of Medical Cannabis
Phone: 844-879-3381 (toll-free)
Website: Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program
Note from State, on sources for medical marijuana
The Minnesota Medical Marijuana Program’s website lists the current three operating dispensaries — there are an additional five dispensaries, expected to open in Spring 2016.
The Minnesota Patient Registry fee is $200 annually — for patients on Social Security disability, Supplemental Security Insurance, or enrolled in MinnesotaCare, the fee is $50. The Minnesota Marijuana Registry is mandatory, and does NOT accept other state’s registry cards.
Minnesota Medical Marijuana Program: Information
SF 2470, was approved in May 2014 — effective May 30, 2014 — removing state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana, by patients possessing the medical recommendation from their physician, stating that he or she may benefit from the medical use of marijuana.
Patients with intractable pain are eligible to qualify for the Minnesota medical marijuana program, effective August 2016.
Minnesota Medical Marijuana Program: Qualifying Conditions
Patients in Minnesota diagnosed with one of the following severe, debilitating, or life-threatening medical conditions, are afforded legal protection under the Minnesota Medical Marijuana law:
Cancer, associated with severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or cachexia or severe wasting syndrome
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Seizures, including those characteristic of Epilepsy
Severe and persistent muscle spasms
Terminal illness with a life expectancy of less than one year: if your illness or its treatment produces one or more of the following: severe or chronic pain; nausea or severe vomiting; or cachexia or severe wasting
Intractable pain, effective August 2016.
Minnesota Medical Marijuana Program: Possession and Cultivation Regulations
The Minnesota Commissioner of Health will license two in-state manufacturers for the production of all medical cannabis within the state of Minnesota. Manufacturers must ensure that at all medical cannabis distributed, contains a maximum of a 20-day supply of the dosage.
According to the stipulations of SF2470, the state of Minnesota is NOT approved for smoking — in Minnesota medical cannabis must be delivered in the form of:
liquid, including but not limited to, oil
and vaporized delivery method that does not require the dried leaves or plant form
Minnesota Medical Marijuana Program: Telemedicine
Minnesota marijuana doctors please be advised, you may now provide medical marijuana telemedicine services online, giving patients the ability to now see a marijuana doctor online and in real-time, via the medical marijuana telemedicine portal, provided that the medical marijuana telemedicine doctor first establish a bonafide relationship with a patient in-person, after which all follow-up visits may be conducted using medical marijuana telemedicine services, online.