Minnesota State Process

Please note - these instructions are for NEW patients. Leafwell cannot certify new patients at this time but this information is valuable for all patients in Minnesota.

Before you start, have these supporting documents ready:

  • A photo or image of your government-issued photo identification, such as a Minnesota identification/driver’s license. Image file type must be JPG, GIF, TIF, or PNG and smaller than 4 MB.
  • A credit/debit card or check (routing and account numbers) for the online annual enrollment fee of $200 or $50 (discounted fee).
  • If applicable, evidence that you are eligible for a discounted fee of $50 based on one of these qualifiers:
    • Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI)/Social Security Disability (SSD) including those transitioned to retirement benefits. A letter from Social Security verifying your transition from SSD to retirement benefits or the SSD/SSI Benefit Verification letter dated within the last 90 days is acceptable. Medicare is not a qualifier for the discounted fee. 
    • Current medical assistance (MA), MinnesotaCare, or Indian Health Services (IHS) card. An enrollment letter from the county or state dated within the last 90 days is also acceptable.
    • Railroad disability. A benefit verification letter for Railroad disability dated within the last 90 days is acceptable.
    • Veteran’s disability. A valid VA service-connected card or VA disability benefit letter dated within the last 90 days is acceptable. 
    • A dependency and indemnity compensation (VA DIC). An approval letter for VA dependency and indemnity compensation dated within the last 90 days is acceptable.

Getting Your Minnesota Medical Marijuana Card

  1. As soon as your Leafwell practitioner has certified that you have a qualifying condition, you will receive an email (using the address you gave your doctor) from the Office of Medical Cannabis. You may need to check your spam/junk folder:
    1. Find the email with the subject line, MN Dept. of Health: Patient Enrollment. 
    2. Click on the “Medical Cannabis Registry (click here)” link in the email
  2. Create your patient account
    1. Click “Begin Enrollment
    2. Create a password, and click “Next
  3. Complete enrollment application
    1. On the next screen, type in your answers in the corresponding fields. If your health care practitioner checked the box for a caregiver (during the certification process), this checkmark will automatically appear here. You can add a caregiver at Step 6 if you choose to at that time.
      1. If you do not want to add a caregiver at this time, uncheck this box.
      2. If you are a parent/legal guardian/spouse for an adult patient, you do NOT need to register as a caregiver. Patients can add a parent/legal guardian/spouse at Step 5.
      3. If you do not see this caregiver checkbox and you need a caregiver, contact Leafwell and ask them to check the box.
    2. Check the Acknowledgment box, read the statements in the pop-up screen then select "Agree.” Then click “Next” at the bottom right of the screen to continue.
    3. Clicking on “Please select” will open a drop down menu; select “Upload a picture of your government-issued photo ID” to upload your identification or “Take a picture of your government-issued photo ID” to take a picture of your photo identification with the camera on your computer.
      1. If “Take a picture with the camera attached to your device” option is selected, the next screen will require you to click on “Take Picture” to capture the identification with the camera. The picture will then appear. Click “Next” to proceed.
      2. If you selected “Upload a picture of your government-issued photo ID,” locate and upload the image file of your government-issued photo identification.
  4. Add your home address 
    1. Type in your home address in the fields; check the box only if your mailing address is the same as your home address, and then click “Next” to continue.
    2. If your mailing address is different, select “Next,” and continue. On the next screen, enter your mailing address in the fields, and select “Next.”
  5. Add parent/ legal guardian/ spouse
    1. Click on “Add a parent/legal guardian/spouse” if you would like to add a parent/legal guardian/spouse or select “Next” if you do not wish to add someone at this time.
      1. If adding a spouse, check the box for spouse, enter their information and attach their photo identification and marriage certificate using the “Upload” button
      2. If adding a parent/legal guardian, enter their information and attach their photo identification and patient’s birth certificate or legal guardianship
      3. Check the Acknowledgement box and select “Agree” after reading the disclaimer. Click “Submit” to continue.
    2. The parent/legal guardian/spouse listed will receive an email notification. To add more than one parent/legal guardian, repeat Step 5.
    3. Select “Next” to continue.
  6. Add caregiver (if prompted)
    1. Continue to Step 7 if the system does not prompt you to add a caregiver. This option will only appear if your Leafwell health care practitioner certified you to have a caregiver AND the box for a caregiver on Step 3 was marked.
      1. Click on “Add a caregiver” to add your caregiver.
      2. Enter your caregiver’s information in the fields, and click on “Submit”. The caregiver will receive an enrollment email with instructions to submit their application.
      3. To add another caregiver, repeat Step 6. Otherwise, select “Next” to continue.
  7. Update enrollment fee discount eligibility
    1. Click on “Please select” to open a drop-down menu; choose “Yes” if you receive Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability including those transitioned to retirement benefits, medical assistance, MinnesotaCare, IHS, Railroad disability, VA dependency and indemnity compensation, or Veteran’s disability benefits, then click “Next.”
      1. Select the type of assistance you are currently receiving, and click “Upload” to attach the proof. Click on “Next” to continue.
    2. Choose “No” if you do not receive any of these. Then click “Next” and continue to Step 8.
  8. Make payment
    1. Click on “Make payment” to pay your enrollment fee.
    2. Click on “Select” and choose the option that aligns with your payment plans.
    3. Review the payer’s information and click on “Confirm” to finalize payment.
    4. You will receive a payment confirmation via email from the Minnesota Department of Health after your payment.
  9. Receive email approval 
    1. Enrollments are processed in order received and it could take up to 30 days to be approved.
    2. You will need to complete the patient self-evaluation report in your account in the registry.
    3. Complete the self-evaluation report to expedite your visit to the cannabis patient center.
  10. Visit a Cannabis Patient Center (CPC) to purchase your medical marijuana
    1. Once you receive your approval email, you may then visit a Cannabis Patient Center (CPC). At the CPC, you, your parent, legal guardian or caregiver must visit the cannabis patient center, where a pharmacist will review your account, and recommend specific dosage and type. Payment will be made at that time, to the cannabis patient center.
  11. Fill out patient self-evaluation form 
    1. Before returning for more medical cannabis, you must login to your registry account and fill out your patient self-evaluation form.
    2. This form is located on a separate tab in your registry account.
    3. This form must be completed before each visit to a Cannabis Patient Center.