Apply for a Minnesota Medical Marijuana Card

Talk to a licensed Minnesota medical marijuana doctor and get approved or your money back! If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL

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Overall Minnesota rating:

4.9 out of 5 based on 57 reviews

Legal Status

Medical & Recreational

Possession Limits

Medical patients


30 day supply

2.5 oz/14 day period

Recreational users


2 lb poss. limit at home

2 oz poss. limit in public

State Taxes

Medical patients


Recreational users

up to 16.875%



Why get a Minnesota
Med Card

Peace of mind

Greater purchase limits

Enhanced legal protection

Save over 10-16% on cannabis purchases

Greater cultivation limit

Skip the dispensary line

Minnesota savings explained

Excluded from 10-16% excise tax
0.5x greater purchase limits
HUGE cash and time savings!

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in MN

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Schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in MN through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. You will need medical records and the doctor(s) can approve any qualifying condition.


Consult with a doctor for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. Be sure to ask for a visit summary from your physician that details your current medications and medical conditions. This will be important for when you visit the Cannabis Patient Center.

After the appointment is complete, and if you are approved, the doctor will fill out and provide you with the Patient Email and Acknowledgment form that you need for the application process. You will then receive an email from the Office of Medical Cannabis with a link that will allow you to register online for the medical marijuana program. The link from the state and the certification from your health care provider is only valid for 90 days after it has been issued.


Once you are certified, you will receive an email confirmation from the state with your online registration link for the Medical Cannabis Patient Registry. Although commonly referred to as a ‘medical marijuana card’ in other states, Minnesota does not issue physical medical marijuana cards. Patients simply receive a medical marijuana certification. On your application you will need to provide:

1. A copy of your Minnesota state-issued ID or Driver License
2. Payment of $200 for the certification, or $50 payment if you qualify for the reduced fee
3. Proof of eligibility of medical or income assistance for a reduced fee, if applicable must be submitted

In Minnesota, patients will need to recertify their license annually by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you set up a renewal consultation.


After you receive approval from the medical marijuana program, you must visit the Cannabis Patient Center where your account and health information will be reviewed with you by a pharmacist. They will recommend specific doses and types of cannabis products to you. You must complete the patient self-evaluation report before each visit to the Cannabis Patient Center.

What You Get Using Veriheal in Minnesota

Medical Cannabis Recommendation

Cannabis Consultation

Digital Cannabis Certification

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Just So You Know...

  • You can book a combo consultation with a friend or family member and you EACH get $10 off your appointment.
  • If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL.
  • Your recommendation is valid for 1 year in Minnesota and you will need to re-certify your license with another appointment when it expires.

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Medical Cannabis Savings Taxes explained and the benefits of getting your medical card in Minnesota

Recreational Marijuana Taxes in Minnesota

16.875% (6.875% sales tax + 10% Cannabis Tax)

Medical Marijuana Taxes in Minnesota



Estimated Savings Having a Medical Marijuana Card

up to 16.875%

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The Status of Cannabis Legalization in Minnesota

In June 2023, Minnesota became the 23rd state to legalize adult-use cannabis across the United States. Democratic Gov. Tim Walz of Minnesota signed a bill into law on Tuesday, June 27. 

With White Earth Nation voting to legalize medical cannabis by a 994-150 tribal vote, patients who seek relief from its many healing properties can now consume it without penalty, reports Red Lake Nation news. Six years after the state of Minnesota legalized medical cannabis in 2014, “the measure allows the Tribal Council to create its own rules governing medical cannabis on the reservation that wouldn’t be subject to Minnesota’s medical marijuana laws, which are considered among the most restrictive in the nation,” reports the news source.

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) News reported in 2019 just how restrictive the program is. “More than four years in, the state’s program serves relatively few people and is considered to be too expensive by many patients,” says MPR news. “The exact form the program will take in the future is unclear, as some lawmakers push for Minnesota to join other states that allow the sale of recreational marijuana.” 

While Minnesota and dozens of other states consider recreational use along with medicinal, up to 11 states in the U.S. legally allow both types in their regions, proving it not only helps patients, but it also seriously boosts the economy. In 2021, the state announced that they will begin allowing access for patients to purchase edible products as well as cannabis flower for smoking. Since March 2022, registered patients ages 21 and older can access smokable medical cannabis. As of Aug. 1, 2022, registered patients can begin to buy gummies and chews. However, patients must have completed a consultation with a dispensary pharmacist before they can buy this medicine.

Qualifying Conditions and Costs

Minnesota’s initial qualifying conditions for the state medical cannabis program included:

Along with having a qualifying condition, a Minnesota resident must prove their place of address with a valid state driver’s license or identification card. The state fee for the Minnesota Medical Cannabis application is $200 which is paid annually. Patients who have SSI, SSD, or are enrolled in MinnesotaCare may be eligible for a reduced fee of $50.


A patient can add a caregiver to their Registry account, the caregiver will receive an email invitation to set up their own account in the Registry. The caregiver must provide: name, address, date of birth, phone number, and a government-issued ID: State ID card, Driver’s License, or Passport and will need to complete a criminal background check through the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The caregiver application fee is $15 and they must be at least 21 years of age. The caregiver background check is valid for two years. 

You are no longer required to get approval from your health care practitioner to add a caregiver to your medical cannabis certification. Medical cannabis caregivers are allowed to support up to six medical cannabis patients at a time.

Possession and Cultivation of Medical Marijuana in Minnesota

Minnesota has very strict possession and cultivation regulations, with only two in-state manufacturers producing all medical cannabis in Minnesota. Based on state law, “manufacturers are required to ensure that the medical cannabis distributed contains a maximum of a 30-day supply of the dosage determined for that patient.” Additionally, “pharmacists at registered Cannabis Patient Centers recommend specific dosage and type for patients.” Permissible forms of medical cannabis include but are not limited to oil, pill, and any vaporized delivery method, which does not use raw plant or dry leaves. Gummies and chews will be allowed for patient purchase and consumption starting in August 2022. 

The Minnesota Department of Health begun allowing infused cannabis edible products including gummies and chews as of August 1, 2022. The state now allows patients 21-years-older and up access to purchase raw and dried cannabis for smoking as of March 1, 2022. Patients are not allowed to grow their own cannabis flower at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a resident of Minnesota to attain a medical marijuana license there?

Yes, all applicants must provide a state-issued driver’s license or identification card to prove residency or they are not eligible for a medical cannabis certification in the state.

The state of Minnesota has never officially issued medical cards as part of the medical cannabis program, but are instead simply certifications. The first and most important step is to schedule a physician appointment with Veriheal. You can upload your medical records for evaluation by the physician. Following your appointment with the physician and if you are approved, he or she will recommend certification for medical marijuana.

From start to finish, the physician consultation usually takes 10-15 minutes.

Veriheal has a very high approval rate for medical cannabis licensure. However, if you are not approved, you will be refunded in full.

Minnesota considers chronic pain as a qualifying condition for medical cannabis.

The state of Minnesota requires that you buy any medical cannabis prescriptions from state approved dispensaries, which provide different types of medicine at different locations.

As of August 2022, medical cannabis patients in Minnesota will be able to purchase all forms of cannabis products. This includes dry cannabis flower, edibles, vapes, concentrates and extracts, tinctures, topicals and pre-rolls.

The cost for your annual registration fee is $200. Patients who receive supplemental income or health assistance may be able to qualify for a reduced fee for a total of $50.

Yes. Due to changes in the law, the patient or caregiver can use curbside pick-up to access their cannabis medication.

Places to Visit in Minnesota After Enjoying Your Medicine

Famous for the Mall of America and the International Wolf Center, not to mention the Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Minnesota has more than enough to keep locals and visitors enticed. The midwestern state, bordering Canada and Lake Superior, also boasts St. Cloud Clemens Garden, with up to 80,000 annual plants among benches, swings, ponds, and fountains. For more of Mother Nature, Minnesota's 32,000-acred oldest state park of Itasca has hiking trails, bike routes, and a Wilderness Drive for scenic byway view. If time allows, take a detour on the way to the dispensary to any of the below places for some Minnesota memory making.

Mall of America

It’s America’s biggest mall with more than 500 shops to peruse in Bloomington. If one day of shopping is not enough, hotel accommodations at the mall make it possible to stay overnight. Theaters and restaurants throughout the mall give visitors chances to get off their feet when shopping to enjoy a movie or snack. Some even visit the Mall of America at certain times of the year during any one of the 400-holiday events held annually.

St. Cloud Clemens Garden

Made possible by the Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society, this garden is one-of-a-kind, filled with more than 1,100 rose bushes and 80,000 annual plants that bloom all year round. Visitors can enjoy the vast garden in several ways, whether sitting on a bench, picnicking at a pond, or taking a swing. The site also hosts Music in the Garden bi-monthly and art fairs, featuring famed musicians and artists from around Minnesota.

St. Paul

As one of the Twin Cities, St. Paul compliments Minneapolis well. Built around the Cathedral of St. Paul, the city is lined with Golden Age mansions along Summit Avenue, the largest and longest collection of Victorian edifices in the U.S. according to Planetware. Along with sightseeing up to 373 original mansions, the top tourist news source adds “the area also offers plenty of things to do for families, including an excellent zoo with a neighboring amusement park, a science museum, and a children's museum.”

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