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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.
Estimated Patient Count: 28,628 according to the Minnesota Department of Health
The patient may indicate that she or he would like a caregiver(s) assistance with the medical cannabis. If his or her health care practitioner agrees, the health care practitioner will check the box in the patient’s account allowing for a caregiver.
Once certified, the patient will have the opportunity to enter contact information for the caregiver, including email.
At that point, the caregiver will receive an invitation to set up his or her own account, including:
Upon completion of the caregiver submitting the online registration via an email link that is sent to them, and mailing the completed background form and payment to the proper address; the caregiver will be notified by email once he or she has passed the background check. At that time he or she will be able to assist the patient in obtaining and dispensing medical cannabis. The caregiver will be asked for proof of identity at the Cannabis Patient Center when picking up their patient’s medical cannabis.
Manufacturers, sometimes called cultivators or growers, are responsible for producing and processing medical cannabis. There are 2 active manufacturers in Minnesota, the state has not indicated if or when more manufacturing licenses will become available.
Most states require an extensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking system to monitor cultivation efforts and inventory. Our cultivation seed-to-sale-tracking solution provides comprehensive data tracking with an emphasis on compliance. Customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each state, BioTrackTHC also features an all-in-one business tool to help you operate every aspect of the cultivation business by itself, or as part of the vertically-integrated cannabis business.
There are 8 locations, known as Patient Centers, that serve as distribution centers for Manufactures. The state has not indicated if or when more Patient Centers will become available.
Most states require dispensaries to track and trace all of their cannabis-related products for regulatory and compliance reporting requirements. Our Dispensary Point of Sale and inventory management system provides comprehensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking with a focus on compliant data points. If your state requires seed-to-sale systems to stay compliant, BioTrackTHC has you covered. Our system is customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each and every state.
Medical cannabis manufacturers must implement inventory controls, including:
Manufacturer’s must maintain records on virtually all aspects of their business for at least 5 years and make them available to the commissioner upon request.
The types of records that must be maintained include records pertaining to:
Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program is operated by the Department of Health
For the latest cannabis-related legislative updates on Minnesota, check out our Cannabis Bill Tracker!
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