With COVID-19 in the community, we would like to work on helping patients get their medical cannabis. Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-26 on March 31, 2020, which allows for the registration of temporary, emergency caregivers, who can serve more than one patient, allowing them to deliver medical cannabis to patients.
Please use the sign-up form below to request a temporary caregiver and our team will work to match you with one of our volunteers.
*HOW DOES IT WORK?*
Sensible Minnesota will match a patient with a volunteer caregiver based upon where they live and where the caregiver is willing and able to travel. The patient and volunteer will then register the volunteer as an emergency, temporary caregiver with the Minnesota Department of Health. This does require the caregiver to upload a copy of their state-issued identification card, but the current BCA background check requirement through MDH is suspended.
Patients and volunteers should work between themselves to determine the best way to facilitate the transfer of money and medical cannabis; please remember it is illegal to use banking for medical cannabis. Minnesota Medical Solutions does have Canpay as an online payment option, and can help you register and navigate the app, but it will still require coordination with the volunteer caregiver. One option we are suggesting is to use Venmo to transfer funds to the volunteer, and the volunteer would then use a Venmo debit card to pay for your medical cannabis.
*WHO ARE THE VOLUNTEERS?*
Sensible Minnesota has opened up volunteer opportunities to those that are able and willing to deliver medical cannabis to patients. However, given the requirement for a background check by MDH has been suspended, Sensible Minnesota *will* be conducting background checks.
If you are interested in volunteering as a caregiver, please complete the form here.