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Minnesota Medical Marijuana

Minnesota Medical Marijuana

On May 29, 2014, the SF 2470 was approved by the Senate 46-16 and the House 89-40, and was signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton, effective May 30, 2014. 


SF 2470 removes the 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.


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. 


The State of Minnesota has a legalized medical marijuana program, which allows patients to receive a medical marijuana recommendation from a certified physician, and apply for a state-issued Minnesota Medical Marijuana Card, permitting the patient to purchase marijuana for medicinal use, as per Minnesota state guidelines. 

Since the Minnesota medical marijuana program is still changing their laws and new Minnesota medical marijuana laws are being enacted on a regular basis, please be sure to visit our site frequently to get the most updated laws as it pertains to the Minnesota medical marijuana program. Please click a corresponding link to find out more about Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program. We have compiled the following Minnesota medical marijuana index of information to serve as a medical library to our users for legal reference of Minnesota’s laws, guidelines and program details regarding medical cannabis use in Minnesota.

Please note: In order to become a legal medical marijuana patient you must first have a qualifying condition as outlined by the department of health services and/or department of justice. For a comprehensive list of Minnesota’s qualifying medical marijuana conditions, please visit our qualifying conditions section located on the top of our menu under “legal states”.


In August 2016, patients diagnosed with intractable pain, are eligible to qualify for the Minnesota medical marijuana program.

Minnesota Possession and Cultivation Regulations

The Commissioner of Health is tasked with registering two in-state manufacturers for the production of all medical cannabis within the state of Minnesota. All manufacturers are legally required to ensure that the medical cannabis distributed contains a maximum of a 20-day supply of the dosage, determined for that patient. 

SF2470 does not approve smoking for the state of Minnesota, stating that, “medical cannabis” is defined as any species of the genus cannabis plant, delivered in the form of (1) liquid, including but not limited to, oil; (2) pill; and (3) vaporized delivery method that does not require the dried leaves or plant form.



Find out Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Minnesota in our definitive guide of Minnesota’s qualification guidelines. Read up on medical conditions that are covered under Minnesota’s medical marijuana program, age restrictions, criminal conviction restrictions, and more.


Read Minnesota’s Full Medical Marijuana Laws to gain full specific knowledge of Minnesota’s exact legal guidelines without interpretation. We suggest that you print Minnesota’s Full Medicinal Marijuana Laws for use with our MyDoc program in order to provide your physician full insight into Minnesota’s laws for his knowledge.


Find out how to obtain a{n} Minnesota Medical Marijuana Card with our guide to Minnesota’s state medicinal marijuana ID program. Some states require that you obtain your card prior to obtaining your medicine, so read here first to ensure that you know Minnesota’s requirements.


Our list of Minnesota Medical Marijuana Facts will help you seperate the facts from the myths in Minnesota’s state program. Find out the truth from the leading source in marijuana education.