Medical Cannabis in Minnesota

June 22, 2016

 

Beginning July 1, 2015, enrolled patients were eligible to receive medical cannabis in Minnesota.  Minnesota became the 22nd state with a full medical cannabis program, along with 37 other states that have approved some form of medical cannabis.  Minnesota’s program is different than other programs, touting to be one of the strictest in the nation.  Raw leaf, flowers and edibles are not allowed under Minnesota law.  Legal medical cannabis includes only pills, oil, and liquid.  We also have limited qualifying conditions.  

 

There are currently 9 qualifying conditions that may make you eligible to receive medical cannabis: 

 

- Cancer with severe or chronic pain, nausea, or weight loss

- Glaucoma

- HIV/AIDS

- Tourette Syndrome

- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

- Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy

- Severe and persistent muscle spasm, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis (MS)

- Crohn’s Disease

- Terminal Illness with a probable life expectancy of less than one year

 

Intractable Pain will tentatively become the 10th qualifying condition on August 1, 2016.

 

 

For more information, visit Minnesota's Office of Medical Cannabis website. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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