How to become a Medical Cannabis Patient

1. Talk to Your Healthcare Practitioner 

First, visit your physician (or an advanced practice registered nurse or physician assistant).   Ask them to discuss medical cannabis as a treatment option and to certify your qualifying medical condition.  

Your healthcare practitioner, once approved to certify, then submits (on-line) your certification to the Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Medical Cannabis. 

If you need help in finding a certifying health care provider, we do have a list of health care providers that are currently certifying patients. Please note: this is not a complete list of providers, but a list of providers that have allowed us to share their information.

Certified Providers List

2. Join the Minnesota Cannabis Registry

Once you have been certified with a qualifying condition, you will receive a notification (normally by email) that you can formally register with the Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Medical Cannabis.

You will need to submit a $200 yearly fee (reduced for some patients*) and information that confirms your identity.

The Office of Medical Cannabis will verify your information and confirm your entry into the state's registry via email.  You can only legally purchase cannabis medication in Minnesota if you are active in the medical cannabis registry.

3. Set up an Appointment with Us!

Call us to find a convenient time to come in. We’ll help you prepare for your visit and answer any questions you may have. 651-333-3835

4. Visit Our Care Center!

*With COVID-19 consultations are being performed via the phone. Please give us a call at 651-333-3835 for most updated processes.

We are glad to be meeting with you. Just like when you go to the doctor’s office, you’ll want to arrive a few minutes early. After your check-in, you’ll be called into a private consultation with one of our pharmacists. You’ll talk about your history, condition and symptoms. The pharmacist will recommend a medicine that’s right for you, which you can pay for and leave with the same day.

What to bring:

  • Valid Minnesota state-issued photo ID

  • Patient registry number

  • Payment for your medicine. LeafLine Labs accepts cash and debit card (must have pin).

  • Patient self-evaluation (fill out online here)

Learn more about the costs associated with becoming a patient here.