Medical Cannabis Certification

Steps for Medical Cannabis Certification

Step 1: Physician Certification

Contact Dr. Dodson’s office staff for a certification screening to check if you are a candidate for medical cannabis. Our phone number is 763-588-7099.


  • Have your medical records emailed or faxed to our facility at fax number: 1-877-849-3529.
  • Once medical records are reviewed and accepted, you will be scheduled with Dr. Dodson and physician certified.
  • You will be required to provide Dr. Dodson with an email address.
  • If you do not have an email, you will be asked to acquire an artificial email by calling the Office of Medical Cannabis.
Step 2: State Register

You will receive a link using the address you provided to Dr. Dodson from the Office of Medical Cannabis.
The email will contain the link you need to click on in order to register and submit your enrollment application. Wait for your approval email from the MN Dept of Health OMC. Effective 07/01/2024 certification with state registration will qualify for three years.

Step 3: Visit a Cannabis Patient Center/Dispensary

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 for your medical cannabis medication.

• Cannabis Patient Center Locations: Check this map for locations and hours.

Step 4: Fill Out Your Patient Self Evaluation Form

Before returning for more medical cannabis, you must log in to the registry and fill out the patient self-evaluation form. This must be done each time you need more medical cannabis.

Find Out if You Qualify

Only patients who are legal Minnesota residents and have been diagnosed with one of the following qualifying conditions are eligible to receive this natural, effective medical treatment in Minnesota.

Qualifying Conditions:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Autism spectrum disorder (must meet DSM-5)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic motor or vocal tic disorder
  • Chronic pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
  • Intractable pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)              



  • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those
    characteristic of multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Terminal illness with a probable life expectancy of less than one year*
  • Tourette syndrome
  • The definition of qualifying medical condition will be updated to include
    any appropriate medical condition recommended, approved
    or authorized by a patient’s qualified health care provider.

Medical Cannabis Dispensary Locations or for more information including product inventory, pricing, and availability.

Green Goods Dispensaries

672 County Highway 10, Northcourt Commons, Blaine, MN 55434

5232 West 84th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431

14334 Burnhaven Drive, Suite 14334, Burnsville, MN 55306

4960 Miller Trunk Highway, Suite 300, Hermantown, MN 55811

207 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

104 7th Street South, Moorhead, MN 56560

3456 East Circle Drive NE, Rochester, MN 55906

803 Bielenberg Drive, Building F5, Suite 101, Woodbury, MN 55125

RISE Dispensaries

2795 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 55121

302 East Howard Street, Hibbing, MN 55746

1400 Madison Avenue, Suite 750, Mankato, MN 56001

New Hope
7700 North 42nd Avenue, New Hope, MN 55427

St. Cloud
141 33rd Avenue South, St. Cloud MN 56301

St. Paul
550 Vandalia Street, St. Paul, MN 55114

1413 1st Street South, Willmar, MN 56201