Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Medical Cannabis Program
625 Robert St N, St. Paul, MN, 55155
Distance: 1015 Miles
Minnesotans with certain conditions are eligible to enroll in the Medical Cannabis Registry maintained by the state. Patients on the registry can get medical cannabis (marijuana) directly from one of eight dispensaries set up around the state.
* St. Cloud
* St. Paul
Medical cannabis will be provided as a liquid, pill or vaporized delivery method that does not require the use of dried leaves or plant form.
Qualifying conditions for legal Minnesota residents:
* Alzheimer's disease
* Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
* Autism spectrum disorder (must meet DSM-5)
* Cancer, 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
* Chronic motor or vocal tic disorder
* Chronic pain
* Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease
* Intractable pain
* Obstructive sleep apnea
* Post-traumatic stress disorder
* Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
* Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
* Sickle cell disease
* Terminal illness, with a probable life expectancy of less than one year
* Tourette syndrome
A licensed health care practitioner must provide certification for one or more of these conditions.
Annual fee is $200 for patients to participate in the program; fees are paid online. Cannabis products have a separate fee, payable at the cannabis patient centers.
Reduced annual fee of $50 for Minnesotans receiving Social Security disability, Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA), Supplemental Security Insurance Payments, or enrolled in medical assistance or MinnesotaCare.
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LT-4990Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Definition
Programs that lawfully dispense marijuana and other cannabis products to medical patients who present a medical marijuana identification card or written certification from a physician verifying that they have one of the medical conditions that qualify for the program (generally cachexia or wasting syndrome, cancer, severe chronic pain, epilepsy and other disorders characterized by seizures, glaucoma, HIV or AIDS, multiple sclerosis and other disorders characterized by muscle spasticity, Crohn's disease or nausea) as well as a statement that the benefits of using marijuana for medical purposes outweigh the health risks.
LT-5000Medical Marijuana Registration Programs Definition
Programs that register people with specified debilitating medical conditions for a program that allows them to alleviate their symptoms through the limited use of marijuana under medical supervision. Patients must have written certification by a physician that they have one of the medical conditions that qualify for the program (generally cachexia or wasting syndrome, cancer, severe chronic pain, epilepsy and other disorders characterized by seizures, glaucoma, HIV or AIDS, multiple sclerosis and other disorders characterized by muscle spasticity, Crohn's disease or nausea) as well as a statement that the benefits of using marijuana for medical purposes outweigh the health risks. In most areas, a medical marijuana card is issued which enables patients to obtain marijuana and other cannabis products for medical use. Some registration programs also provide telephone verification of an individual's patient status if a medical marijuana dispensary, law enforcement officer or other officials have questions. Medical marijuana programs are only available in states whose electorates have passed ballot measures that remove state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients and/or their registered caregivers. Qualifications for the program and other requirements vary by state.
Individuals who are at risk or have tested positive for infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), or have developed AIDS which is caused by the HIV virus and impairs the function of the body's immune system leaving affected individuals vulnerable to illnesses that would not otherwise occur.
YF-3000.0520Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Definition
A syndrome, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, that is marked by muscular weakness and atrophy with spasticity and increased action of the reflexes due to degeneration of the motor neurons of the spinal cord, medulla and cortex.
Any of a broad group of malignant neoplasms which are either carcinomas which have their origin in epithelial tissues or sarcomas which develop from connective tissues and those structures which had their origin in mesodermal tissues (the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic and urogenital systems and the linings of body cavities). Cancer is invasive and tends to metastasize to new sites spreading directly into surrounding tissues or through the lymphatic or circulatory systems.
A recurrent paroxysmal disorder of cerebral function that is characterized by sudden, brief interruptions in or complete loss of consciousness, motor activity and/or sensory phenomena. The seizures are caused by disruptions in the electrical and physiochemical activity of the brain.
A disease of the eye that is characterized by an increase in intraocular pressure which results in atrophy of the optic nerve and possibly blindness.
YF-3000.5120Multiple Sclerosis Definition
A chronic, slowly progressive disease of the central nervous system in which the myelin sheath which covers the nerves hardens, resulting in difficulties with muscle control, involuntary movements of the eyeballs, speech problems and tremor. Multiple sclerosis is marked by a history of remissions and exacerbations.