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Medical Cannabis Program
Dodson Pain Consultants

Medical Cannabis Program
Dodson Pain Consultants

A 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 home to a licensed health practition that provides 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 associated with severe/chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or cachexia or severe wasting
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
  • Terminal illness, with a probable life expectancy of less than one year*
  • Intractable pain
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Autism
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Chronic pain
  • Sickle cell disease (effective Aug. 2021)
  • Chronic motor or vocal tic disorder (effective Aug. 2021)

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 Cannabis 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.

The Services We Offer:

  • Assessment and Evaluation

Dr. Dodson provides an assessment and evaluation to see if you have a health condition that qualifies for the Medical Cannabis Program in Minnesota.

  • Patient Certification

When Dr. Dodson determines that you have a qualifying medical condition, he will certify and endorse you to the state’s Office of Medical Cannabis. You will receive an email from the Minnesota Dept. of Health 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.

  • New Patient Annual Recertification
DPC Medical can recertify you for the Medical Cannabis Program, even if you have been previously certified by another provider!  Medical records that show your qualifying condition(s) are required prior to scheduling.  

Should you have any question about our certification process don’t hesitate to contact us, today.