Healthcare providers in Minnesota must register with the state's Medical Cannabis Program before they can certify qualifying patients for medical marijuana use. In addition, such healthcare providers must be licensed as physicians or advanced practice registered nurses in the state.
Yes. A person must be diagnosed with a qualifying condition by a Minnesota medical marijuana doctor before enrolling in the state's Medical Cannabis Program per Section 152.22 of the state's Statutes. Minors with qualifying medical conditions must also see licensed medical providers in order to participate in the Minnesota Cannabis Program.
Only licensed physicians, physician assistants, and advanced practice registered nurses can issue medical marijuana certifications to qualifying patients, per Subdivision 4, Section 152.22 of Minnesota statutes.
No. Minnesota does not have a database of medical marijuana doctors.
To find a Minnesota medical marijuana doctor, ask other registered medical cannabis patients who already have established relationships with state-licensed marijuana doctors to recommend one.
Yes. Minnesota allows physicians to use telemedicine services for appointments with their patients, per subdivision 6(b), Section 62A.672 of the 2022 state’s Statutes. Telemedicine consultation offers a more convenient means by which a patient can meet their medical marijuana doctor and get certified for medical cannabis use.
Under the state’s Medical Cannabis Program, a Minnesota medical marijuana doctor can recommend up to a 90-day supply of medical marijuana for both adult and minor cannabis patients.