Medical (Comprehensive)

Important Dates

2014: The Minnesota Governor signed the Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Act into law, legalizing medical marijuana


In 2014, medical cannabis was legalized in the state of Minnesota. In 2015, medical cannabis products became available to patients. Minnesota marijuana laws are currently some of the strictest in the country, allowing for very few qualifying conditions.


Can I possess, buy or grow marijuana in Minnesota?

Registered patients with a qualifying condition can possess up to a 30 day supply of medical marijuana at one time. Patients cannot grow or manufacture their own marijuana. Legal medical cannabis includes only oils, pills, liquids and topicals. Leaves, flowers and edibles are not permitted under Minnesota law. Qualifying conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • ALS
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Seizures
  • Severe muscle spasms
  • Tourette’s
  • Crohn’s disease

Can I operate a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana in Minnesota?

No, it is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana.

How do I get a medical marijuana card in Minnesota?

In order to qualify for medical marijuana in Minnesota, patients must first get certified by a doctor, physician’s assistant or advanced practice registered nurse. After you meet with your provider and they confirm you suffer from a qualifying condition, you will receive a certification email as well as a unique registration link. Via the link, you can register by submitting a photo of your state ID or passport and the $200 annual registration fee. Once your account is approved, you must fill out a Patient Self Evaluation form each time you want to request medical marijuana. At a Cannabis Patient Center, a pharmacist will review the Self Evaluation, a summary of your provider’s diagnosis and a list of the medications you are currently taking in order to determine the proper dosage.

Can I sell marijuana in Minnesota?

Only Cannabis Patient Centers can sell marijuana products in Minnesota.


The information presented here should not be construed as legal advice. State and Federal laws are always subject to change. We aim to keep this page as updated as possible; however, for additional information regarding Minnesota marijuana laws, please see Find Law and the National Conference of State Legislatures.