Minnesota approves edibles for medical cannabis program

The Sensible Minnesota and Sensible Change Minnesota teams applaud Commissioner Malcom’s decision to add certain edibles (gummies and chews) as a delivery method to the state’s Medical Cannabis program. We believe this addition, along with the decision to allow patients to purchase cannabis flower through the program, will make participation in the program more accessible [...]

By |2021-12-01T12:52:07-06:00December 1st, 2021|MDH, Medical Cannabis, Petitions, Policy|1 Comment

2021 Medical Cannabis Program Updates

After significant work by our partner organization, Sensible Change Minnesota, patients statewide, and other stakeholders, a number of changes were approved to the Minnesota Medical Cannabis program in late 2020/2021. These changes include: Addition of smokable, raw cannabis flower for patients 21 and older. This change will begin effective March 1, 2022, as the Office [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Minnesota to Include Chronic Pain, Macular Degeneration as Qualifying Condition for Medical Cannabis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/02/2019: Minnesotans living with Chronic Pain or Macular Degeneration may apply for medical cannabis starting in July 2020, with access to the state’s program available in August. In addition, the Commissioner approved water-soluble cannabinoid multi-particulates (e.g. powders and sprinkles) and orally dissolvable products (e.g. gums, mints, sublingual tablets) as delivery methods. Sensible [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Pro-Cannabis Organizations to Call on Health Commissioner Malcolm and Governor Walz to Approve Chronic Pain for Medical Cannabis

St. Paul, Minnesota: Sensible Minnesota is holding a press conference on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Capitol press conference room, B971, to call on Health Commissioner Malcolm and Governor Walz to approve chronic pain as a qualifying condition for medical cannabis. Senator Melisa Franzen (D-Edina), along with several organizations will be [...]

CALL TO ACTION: 2019 Medical Cannabis Expansion Petitions

We need your help! Sensible Minnesota is petitioning the Minnesota Department of Health for the addition of conditions and delivery methods. This year's petitions are focused on expanding patient count by opening the qualifications for pain patients, as well as improving the variety of delivery methods. The 2019 condition petitions will include: Chronic Pain. [...]

By |2019-07-17T20:49:45-05:00July 14th, 2019|CTA, MDH, Medical Cannabis, Petitions|0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: Minnesota to Include Alzheimer’s Disease as Qualifying Condition for Medicinal Cannabis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/03/2018:  Minnesotan patients living with Alzheimer’s Disease may apply for medicinal cannabis in July 2019, with medicinal cannabis available in August, thanks to the hard work of community volunteers and the approval of said condition by the Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm. Again, Sensible Minnesota was in the forefront of showing dedication [...]

By |2018-12-03T18:53:12-06:00December 3rd, 2018|MDH, Medical Cannabis, Petitions, Press Release|0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: Sensible Minnesota Petitions for Expansion of Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program

After a successfully petitioning for the addition of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a qualifying condition in 2016 and Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2017, Sensible Minnesota has submitted four petitions for the 2018 petitioning cycle: Opioid Use Disorder, Alzheimer’s Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Hepatitis C. “All of these conditions merit consideration from Commissioner Malcolm, but [...]

CALL TO ACTION: Cannabinoid Labeling

Currently the labeling for medical cannabis in MN goes by these rules: https://www.leafly.com/news/industry/a-state-by-state-guide-to-cannabis-packaging-and-labeling-laws There isn’t nearly enough information about what is actually in the bottle.  Only THC and CBD are on the label and (as we know) there is so much more to cannabis. We encourage patients to email the MDH Medical Cannabis Program with [...]

By |2018-07-28T04:30:16-05:00February 14th, 2017|CTA, MDH, Medical Cannabis, Policy|0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: Minnesota to Add PTSD as a Qualifying Condition for Medical Cannabis

Press Contact: Maren Schroeder; [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/01/2016: Today the Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner, Dr. Ed Ehlinger, announced the addition of new qualifying conditions and delivery methods for medical cannabis in Minnesota. Sensible Minnesota is pleased with the Commissioner's decision to add Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a qualifying condition. Maren Schroeder, Sensible Minnesota's Vice [...]

By |2018-08-28T19:13:19-05:00December 1st, 2016|MDH, Medical Cannabis, Petitions, Press Release|0 Comments

Minnesota Department of Health Medical Cannabis Update

A date has been decided for the fourth meeting of the MN Medical Cannabis Review Panel. During this meeting, panel members will meet to review the medical conditions and other information presented in the petitions. They will also reflect on public comment they heard at the previous meetings as well as comment that was sent [...]

By |2018-08-28T19:14:05-05:00September 27th, 2016|MDH, Medical Cannabis, Petitions|0 Comments