The Minnesota Department of Health oversees the regulation and policies for the Medical Cannabis Industry of the state. A link to their website can be found here.
Medical cannabis is available at 14 Medical Cannabis Dispensaries across Minnesota.
Patients in the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program must have their qualifying condition(s) re-certified by their health care practitioners on an annual basis. Once re-certified, the patient must submit a re-enrollment application and be approved by the Office of Medical Cannabis.
Your health care practitioner must certify that you have one of the qualifying conditions prior to enrolling in the program. You must also be a Minnesota resident.
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Autism spectrum disorder (must meet DSM-5)
- Chronic motor or vocal tic disorder
- Chronic pain
- Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
- Intractable pain
- Irritable bowel syndrome (effective Aug. 1, 2023)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (effective Aug. 1, 2023)
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
- Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Sickle cell disease
- Terminal illness, with a probable life expectancy of less than one year*
- Tourette syndrome
* 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.