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Medical Cannabis Certification

Interventional Spine & Pain Management & OrthoBiologics located in Minneapolis, MN

Medical Cannabis Certification services offered in Minneapolis, MN

Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics in Minneapolis, Minnesota, commits itself to providing a wide range of treatment solutions and provides evaluations for medical cannabis certification. The compassionate team can determine if you’re eligible for medical cannabis and provide the appropriate certification. To find out more about medical cannabis certification at Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Medical Cannabis Certification Q&A

What is medical cannabis?

Medical cannabis refers to the use of marijuana for medical reasons. Marijuana contains chemicals that interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). 

Your ECS is a cell-signaling system that plays a role in managing pain, sleep, appetite, and general well-being. The chemicals in marijuana may improve the function of your ECS, easing medical symptoms like pain, poor appetite, and sleep problems.

What is medical cannabis certification?

In order to use marijuana for medical purposes in Minnesota, you need medical cannabis certification. This certification must come from a Minnesota-licensed physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse. 

Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics provides medical cannabis certification after a thorough evaluation to determine if you have a qualifying condition.

Who qualifies for medical cannabis certification in Minnesota?

Not all health issues qualify for medical cannabis certification in Minnesota. To get certified, you must have one of the following conditions:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Autism
  • Cancer-associated pain, nausea, vomiting, or weight loss
  • Chronic cachexia
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease
  • Intractable pain
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Seizures
  • Severe, persistent muscle spasms
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Terminal illness
  • Tourette’s syndrome

You may also qualify for medical cannabis certification if you have a condition that causes severe or chronic pain, nausea and severe vomiting, or cachexia.

What is the process for medical cannabis certification?

For medical cannabis certification in Minnesota, you must first get certified by one of the health professionals at Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics. The team may request you bring in your medical records and a list of the types of medication you take.

They perform a thorough evaluation, reviewing your symptoms and medical history, and do a physical exam to determine if you have a qualifying condition. Then, they certify your condition and add you to the Office of Medical Cannabis registry. 

You then get an email from the Office of Medical Cannabis with a link to the online registration form. You must complete the form, upload the required documents, and pay the fee. 

Once registered with Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program, you need to re-enroll every year and get recertified for your condition at Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics.

To find out more about medical cannabis certification at Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Disclaimer: Our health care practitioners perform one or more regenerative therapies that have not yet been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The use of these products is experimental and investigative. Any patient testimonials found on our website or other web properties should not be interpreted as a statement on the effectiveness of any of our medical treatments.
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