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How to Get Your Medical Card in Minnesota

  • 1. Chat with a Doctor

    Meet with a licensed doctor of medicine, physician assistant, or an advanced practice registered nurse to get certified. NuggMD has physicians available from 8am to 10pm daily, including weekends.

  • 2. Get Approved

    Once you’re approved, your physician will enter your approval in the state's system. You'll then receive an email with instructions to finish your state registration via Minnesota’s online portal.

  • 3. Purchase Your Cannabis

    You'll then head over to your Cannabis Patient Center where your information will be reviewed by a pharmacist. The pharmacist will then recommend your dose and types of cannabis products. Your MN certification will be good for three years.

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Why get a medical cannabis card in Minnesota?
Meet your perks.

Purchasing legal medical cannabis from a Minnesota dispensary ensures you're using safe, tested product.
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Certified medical cannabis patients are exempt from the state's 10% tax on recreational cannabis.
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Minnesota MMJ patients receive legal protections that aren't available to consumers without a medical card.
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Many states offer medical marijuana reciprocity in their programs to visiting patients.
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Get support from a qualified practitioner who can answer your healthcare and cannabis questions.
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  • " They are super efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. Doctor was super friendly and helpful and I was approved within minutes. NuggMD made getting my medical cannabis card a breeze! Highly recommend!!"

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  • " The evaluation was easy to fill out and I was contacted by a doctor within minutes. It made what could have been a complicated process straightforward, highly recommend!"

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  • " NuggMD walked me through the process and held my hand (figuratively) the whole way. Registering was quick and easy ... and unbelievably fast. I definitely recommend their services."

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Qualifying conditions in Minnesota

Qualifying conditions in Minnesota include, but are no longer limited to the following conditions:

*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.

How to be a medical cannabis caregiver in Minnesota

Some patients may need a caregiver to help purchase and administer their cannabis. Minnesota no longer requires doctor approval for the patient to assign this caregiver.

If needed, the patient will add the caregiver’s name and information during the registration process. The caregiver will then receive an email inviting them to create an account and fill out their application.

Caregivers are required to submit to a background check unless they are the patient’s parent, guardian, or spouse. The background check costs $15 and is good for two years.

To qualify as your caregiver, they must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be responsible for no more than six patients at a time (patients living in the same home as the caregiver count as one patient)
  • Not have a conviction for a disqualifying felony offense
  • Be approved by the department before they can begin their duties

Caregivers cannot:

  • Use the patient’s cannabis
  • Sell the patient’s cannabis
  • Be the patient’s doctor
  • Purchase more than the maximum amount allowed for the patient

The background check fee of $15 is the only fee required to register as a caregiver in Minnesota. Caregivers must get a background check every two years to continue being in the program.

Parents and legal guardians may act as caregivers without registering as designated caregivers.

Learn more about how to become a caregiver in Minnesota.

How to register for a med card in Minnesota

Meet with a qualified medical practitioner for an evaluation to determine if medical cannabis is right for you. When you’re approved, your medical marijuana doctor will initiate the state registration process by entering your information into the state database. 

Once your doctor completes this process, you’ll receive an email notification to finish your state registration via their online portal. Minnesota no longer requires an enrollment fee for patients.

Learn how to get your medical cannabis card in Minnesota.

How to renew your med card in Minnesota

Renewing your medical marijuana card in MN is required every three years for the program.

Thankfully, the process for how to renew your Minnesota medical cannabis card isn’t complicated. The Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program will send out reminder emails 60 and 30 days before your expiration. Then you simply meet with a qualified medical practitioner when it’s time to renew your certification. This doesn’t have to be the same practitioner you saw for your initial evaluation, but it can be. Then follow the steps provided by the state to complete your med card renewal.

Whether you got your initial recommendation with NuggMD or another doctor or service in the state, our medical marijuana doctors are standing by.

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We are a team of cannabis and technology professionals focused on connecting you with state-licensed doctors. We believe all people deserve access to medical cannabis if they think it might improve their quality of life. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve held ourselves and our partners to the highest standards to ensure every patient we serve is able to access reliable cannabis information, trustworthy medical practitioners, and proactive updates on the cannabis healthcare ecosystem and legislation that may affect their experience as a medical cannabis patient.

Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur or thinking of becoming a first-time medical marijuana patient, our network of doctors will listen to your needs and give you an honest opinion about whether they think cannabis can help.

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Frequently asked. Frequently answered.

  • You must be a Minnesota resident to become a medical marijuana patient in the state. You must also be diagnosed with a qualifying condition by a Minnesota-licensed physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse.


    Find answers to other common Minnesota patient FAQs.

  • Any condition recommended, approved, or authorized by a person’s health care practitioner, including but no longer limited to:

    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
    • Autism spectrum disorder (must meet DSM-5)
    • Cancer*
    • Chronic motor or vocal tic disorder
    • Chronic pain
    • Glaucoma
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
    • Intractable pain
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • 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.

  • Minnesota no longer limits the conditions for which a doctor can recommend medical cannabis.

  • Minnesota medical marijuana patients can access exclusive benefits unavailable to recreational consumers. Medical card holders get support from a qualified pharmacist who can answer their healthcare and cannabis questions and ensure they understand possible interactions with their current medications and treatment plan. While adult-use consumers have a 2-ounce possession limit, medical patients can purchase up to 450 grams per 30 days as permitted by their doctor.

  • NuggMD offers low-cost Minnesota medical cannabis evaluations, and there’s no risk because you’re only billed if you’re approved for medical cannabis.

  • For now, no. Some states are working on legislation that would allow insurance companies to cover the cost of cannabis products. However, marijuana is still federally illegal, so most insurance companies won’t consider covering medical marijuana until it’s finally legalized on a federal level.

  • While your NuggMD evaluation can be completed quickly, it can take the state of Minnesota up to 30 days to process your medical marijuana card. That’s why it’s best to start the process as soon as possible. Our doctors are standing by from 8am to 10pm daily, including weekends.

  • With NuggMD, you are ONLY charged for your evaluation if you are approved. We believe everyone deserves access to a qualified medical cannabis doctor, and the cost of an evaluation shouldn’t be a barrier.

  • You’ll only be charged if you’re approved for your medical marijuana certification. If not, your evaluation is free! If you sign up and pay for your evaluation, but then cancel before your evaluation, there is a small $10 fee for the payment processing. You can also change your mind after your evaluation if you wish and request a refund, but you must do so before your certification has been submitted to the state. Once you’ve been certified, a refund for services will no longer be available. Please send an email to support@nuggmd.com with the subject line “Refund Request” and a brief description of your issue. We want to make sure you’re 100% satisfied with your purchase being that you, the customer, are the most important thing to us! Once a refund has been initiated, please allow 3-5 business days for the funds to transfer back to the card you used for the transaction. A refund is no longer available more than 30 days after the date of your evaluation. If any issues arise, please feel free to reach back out for further assistance.

  • Yes! You have the right to renew your medical marijuana recommendation with any practitioner you see fit. You can schedule a same-day appointment with a Minnesota state-licensed NuggMD medical marijuana doctor any time between 8am and 10pm daily. If you do choose to renew with a different provider, make sure you bring your medical records and full history, as your evaluation will need to be thorough. 

  • This depends on the state to which you’re traveling. Each state has different rules regarding reciprocity, and some don’t allow it at all. Check with your destination state to learn more.

  • Yes, but if you don’t have a government-issued ID that reflects your current Minnesota address, you’ll need to provide other proof of residency in the state.


    Read more about Minnesota’s cannabis laws and regulations.