MN Medical Marijuana

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Medical marijuana can be a safe and effective treatment option for many patients who have a qualifying condition. 

At Timewise Medical, we believe in applying the best solutions to the real problems that our patients face. For many patients with qualifying conditions, medical marijuana is the right choice.

What is Timewise Medical's background in treating patients with medical marijuana?

We have been treating patients in the state of Minnesota with medical marijuana since 2014 when the Medical Marijuana Program was created. Since that time we have become a leading marijuana patient card certification clinic in Minnesota. We follow the guidelines established by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for patients, caregivers and manufacturers to ensure positive health outcomes and safety.

How do I find out if medical marijuana is the right treatment for me?

We are committed to empowering those in need to navigate the process of receiving medical marijuana in a safe and private manner. As a patient of Dr. Adam Locketz you will learn about the process for receiving Medical Marijuana in our state. The first step is to make an appointment at one of our clinic locations. Please review our process below for additional information.

Who Qualifies for Medical Marijuana in Minnesota?

Only patients who are legal Minnesota residents and have been diagnosed with one of the qualifying conditions are eligible to receive medical cannabis in Minnesota.

  • Alzheimers Disease
  • Intractable Pain The definition of Intractable Pain used for administering the program was developed from a statutory definition of intractable pain in the 2014 Minnesota Statutes, 152.125 Intractable Pain. When a health care practitioner certifies a patient for intractable pain, they are certifying the patient meets this definition, "pain whose cause cannot be removed and, according to generally accepted medical practice, the full range of pain management modalities appropriate for this patient has been used without adequate result or with intolerable side effects."
  • Sleep Apnea In order to certify you for the program, a health care provider will need to have a copy of the results of your most recent sleep study.
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Cancer associated with severe/chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or cachexia or severe wasting
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • PTSD
  • Glaucoma
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Seizures, including those characteristic of Epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Terminal illness, with a probable life expectancy of less than one year *To qualify for the program, you must suffer from cancer or a terminal illness with a probable life expectancy of under one year, 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.

Overview of the Minnesota Medical Marijuana Program

For full details of the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program, visit the Minnesota Department of Health website.

  • TimeWise Medical assesses your qualifying condition

    The first step to be accepted into the Minnesota Medical Marijuana Program, is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Locketz. Go to the OMC website, print the Patient Email and Acknowledgment Form (PDF) and bring it to your appointment. 

  • Dr. Locketz & TimeWise Medical certifies your condition

    After your appointment you'll receive an email from the Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) with a confirmation and your unique registration link for the Medical Cannabis Patient Registry. 

  • Register online and submit payment

    Once you receive your registration email, you will be ready to register. Before you register, review the items you will need to gather on the MDH website to complete your registration. 

  • Once approved you’re added to registry

    The Minnesota Department of Health's Office of Medical Cannabis (MDH OMC) maintains a patient registry of people who are allowed to receive medical marijuana as a treatment option. Once approved, you'll be notified by email.

  • Medical Cannabis may now be obtained at a Cannabis Patient Center

    To purchase, you'll need to complete and submit a Patient Self-Evaluation Form by going online to the Medical Cannabis Patient Registry. Then you can visit one of the Cannabis Patient Centers to meet with the onsite licensed pharmacist and receive your medical cannabis. 

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