Safe and Convenient Telemedicine Service for Receiving a Medical Cannabis Certification in Bloomington
Bloomington, Minnesota, residents who are looking to get medical marijuana evaluations done online now have access to IndicaMD’s expansive digital reach in the state. If you’re based in Bloomington and are looking to receive a medical marijuana certification to overcome the symptoms of chronic ailments, register online with IndicaMD to legally access medical cannabis dispensaries in the city.
The first step is to fill out our health questionnaire so you can be referred to a state-licensed medical marijuana doctor for a consultation online. We recommend that you keep all relevant medical documents and records with you in order to expedite the evaluation process. Our registered doctor will perform their assessment via our HIPAA-compliant telemedicine platform.
Once your online appointment has been completed, and you’ve been cleared by the doctor, you will be assigned a medical marijuana certification. Once that is complete, and you receive your certification email, you are legally required to register with the Minnesota Department of Health.
Once your account has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Health and you’re added to the Medical Cannabis Patient Registry, you’ll have to complete and submit a Patient Self-Evaluation Form—after which you can safely and legally purchase medical marijuana from dispensaries across the state.
The Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) oversees the Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Use Act that legalized medical cannabis in May 2014. Medical marijuana legislation in Bloomington only allows those suffering from chronic pain-inducing and terminal conditions to use medical marijuana. These conditions include:
- Cancer associated with severe/chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or cachexia or severe wasting
- 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 one year or less and the illness results in severe and chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or cachexia or severe wasting
- Intractable pain
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Autism, if the DSM-V criteria for autism are met
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Chronic pain (effective Aug. 2020)
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration (effective Aug. 2020)
- Sickle cell disease
IndicaMD proudly serves the entirety of Bloomington, all the way from the South Loop District to the Bloomington Ferry Road in West Bloomington. You can safely and conveniently access our telemedicine platform to get in touch with our state-licensed medical marijuana doctors via any device that supports our HIPAA-compliant telemedicine platform.
The telemedicine service is only eligible for current patients in Minnesota who have a qualifying condition and who want to renew their cannabis certification. This service is not available for first-time patients. If you are a first-time patient, please visit your physician’s office in person to get evaluated for the Minnesota Cannabis Program.
Bloomington, Minnesota’s fifth-largest city, lies on the North Bank of the Minnesota River. The bustling city has more jobs per capita than either of the iconic Twin Cities, Minneapolis or Saint Paul, due in large part to the country’s largest enclosed shopping center, Mall of America.
- Effective July 1, 2023, the annual enrollment fee will be eliminated.
- Effective Aug. 1, 2023, a patient’s initial certification visit with a health care practitioner can be conducted via telemedicine.
- Effective March 1, 2025, patients will be required to get recertified for their qualifying medical condition every three years, instead of every year.
- Effective March 1, 2025, the age for registered caregivers to purchase cannabis flower will be 18, rather than 21.
While the tax on adult-use cannabis product sales will be 10% (in addition to state and local sales taxes), medical cannabis products will continue to be tax-free.
The Medical Cannabis Program will establish an alternative certification procedure for veterans who receive care from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to confirm that the veteran has been diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition. The new application procedure will be effective Jan. 1, 2024. We will share more about this procedure at a later date.