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 |2019-07-17T20:49:45-06:00July 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 |2018-07-28T04:30:16-06:00February 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 |2018-08-28T19:13:19-06:00December 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 |2018-08-28T19:14:05-06:00September 27th, 2016|MDH, Medical Cannabis, Petitions|0 Comments

Minnesota Department of Health Medical Cannabis Update

  This is a reminder that the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program will be holding its third New Condition Review Panel Meeting Thursday September 22, 2016. During this meeting, the panel members will be reviewing five of the nine petitioned conditions: Ehlers Danlos syndrome, arthritis, treatment-resistant depression, insomnia and PTSD. When: Thursday September 22, 2016 1:00-5:00 p.m. Where: Anna Heilmaier [...]

By |2018-08-28T19:14:13-06:00September 16th, 2016|MDH, Medical Cannabis, Petitions|0 Comments

Petitions Received to Add Qualifying Medical Conditions and Approved Delivery Methods

The Minnesota Department of Health received petitions to add the following conditions to Minnesota's Medical Cannabis Program: Acquired absence of limb Arthritis Autism Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment Resistant Depression Diabetes Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Insomnia PTSD Post Traumatice Stress Disorder Schizophrenia Petitions to add the following delivery methods are also pending with MDH: Edibles Topicals Use [...]

By |2018-08-28T19:13:55-06:00August 23rd, 2016|MDH, Medical Cannabis, Petitions|0 Comments

OMC Review Panel 8/25 Meeting Recap

The Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Medical Cannabis Condition Review Panel met on Thursday, August 24th in St. Paul, MN to discuss the petitions they received for the addition of Qualifying Medical Conditions to Minnesota Medical Cannabis Law. The meeting went really well and there were several community members in attendance. The Review Panel consists [...]

By |2018-08-28T19:14:25-06:00August 23rd, 2016|MDH, Medical Cannabis, Petitions|0 Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7/29/2016: Sensible Minnesota Supporting Petitions for Whole Flower and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7/29/2016 Sensible Minnesota Supporting Petitions for Whole Flower and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Health allows for petitions to add new conditions and ingestion methods to be submitted between June 1st and July 31st of each year. Sensible Minnesota, working with patients, providers, researchers, and other organizations, is supporting [...]