Health Care Practitioner with an understanding of Medical Cannabis, and Minnesota’s program requirements.
As a registered provider of medical cannabis in Minnesota, it is the mission of Dodson Pain Consultants to assist qualified patients in meeting the requirements for certification for Medical Cannabis Program in the state. We will provide a physical evaluation, review any prior medical records and determine if the patient has a qualifying health condition for the said program. Our clinic is composed of licensed health practitioners that provide the highest quality and utmost professional medical services.
Are You Qualified?
In Minnesota, not everyone qualifies for the Medical Cannabis Program. The state law requires that only patients who are legal residents of the state and have been diagnosed with one of the qualifying medical conditions below are eligible to receive medical cannabis treatment:
- Cancer types that are associated with severe or chronic pain, nausea, or cachexia.
- Tourette Syndrome
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Inflammatory bowel illnesses, including Chron’s disease
- Persistent and severe muscle spasms, including symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
- Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
- Intractable pain
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Terminal disease, with a probable life expectancy of under one year
Is Your Caregiver Qualified to Give You Program Assistance?
Only legal parents or guardians are eligible to give qualified patients assistance to program registration or picking up the medical marijuana in Minnesota.
Once qualified, the patient can designate legal parents or guardians who can provide program assistance. The designated guardian will be asked to register online and submit personal information, including their name, address, contact number, government-issued identifications.
The qualified patient may also indicate that she or he would like caregiver assistance for the program, but his or her health practitioner must grant this request. Once allowed, the caregiver has to register and provide personal details, as well. Also, the caregiver must pass the background check before they can become eligible to assist the patient with the Medical Cannabis Program.
Here Are the Services We Offer:
- Assessment and Evaluation
Our team of medically licensed specialists provides assessment and evaluation to see if you have a health condition that qualifies for the Medical Cannabis Program in Minnesota.
- Patient Certification
When our health practitioners determine that you have a qualifying medical condition, they will certify and endorse you to the state’s Office of Medical Cannabis. You will receive an email instructing you how to register for the program, online.
- On-going Care and Annual Re-Certification
We can provide continual care for your severe health conditions, as well as give you an annual re-certification for the Medical Cannabis Program.
Should you have any question about our certification process, don’t hesitate to contact us, today.
Introducing the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program
When Governor Dayton signed the Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Use Act into law in May 2014, Minnesota became the twenty-third state to legalize medical cannabis. The Minnesota Department of Health's Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) oversees this legislation and strives to help you and other Minnesotans affected by these laws understand related policies and processes.
Medical Cannabis Information for Patients
For a patient to receive medical cannabis, the law requires that a licensed health care practitioner certify that the patient has one or more of the qualifying conditions. A health care practitioner is defined as a Minnesota-licensed doctor of medicine, a Minnesota-licensed physician assistant acting within the scope of authorized practice, or a Minnesota-licensed advanced practice registered nurse who has primary responsibility for care and treatment of the patient’s qualifying medical condition.