Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Qualifying Condition for Medical Cannabis in Minnesota

Sensible Minnesota is supporting a petition to add Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to the list of qualifying conditions in Minnesota. The petitioning process involves providing detailed information on the condition, as well as documented research on the benefits of treatment with cannabis. Maren Schroeder of Sensible Minnesota has been working diligently, with the help of volunteers, [...]

By |2018-08-28T19:14:43-05:00July 14th, 2016|MDH, Medical Cannabis, Petitions|0 Comments

Help us expand Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program to include left out patients and less expensive products

    Sensible Minnesota is currently supporting two petitions for expansion of medical cannabis availability in Minnesota. The first petition is to add Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a qualifying condition, and the second petition is to add whole plant cannabis as an ingestion method (to be vaporized or juiced). We are asking patients with [...]

By |2018-08-28T19:14:51-05:00June 28th, 2016|MDH, Medical Cannabis, Petitions|0 Comments

Department of Health Proposed Rules Hearing on 1/22

Here's what we know so far for tomorrow's hearing at 9am: The notice given for the hearing is uploaded here: https://sensible.mn/owncloud/index.php/s/fVpvyD4NTLtupDq The general procedure for administrative rules hearings are outlined in Minnesota Rules 1400.2210: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/?id=1400.2210 The original letter requesting a hearing is pasted below: Dear Commissioner Ehlinger, I write, as a concerned citizen with regard to the [...]

By |2018-08-01T16:57:51-05:00January 22nd, 2016|MDH, Medical Cannabis|0 Comments

MDH amends proposed rules to align with Sensible’s recommendations

We are pleased to announce that the Minnesota Department of Health and the Office of Medical Cannabis have amended their proposed rules to shorten the timeline for adding new qualifying conditions and delivery methods. Sensible Minnesota called for this change because the original proposed rules would have allowed a two year delay between the time [...]

By |2018-08-01T16:47:26-05:00January 22nd, 2016|MDH, Medical Cannabis|0 Comments

Patients continue to drop out of Minnesota’s medical cannabis program

Today, Sensible Minnesota has received information from the Office of Medical Cannabis indicating 164 patients have received letters asking why they stopped purchasing medical cannabis from approved manufacturers. A mere two months ago, this number was 92 letters sent, meaning that patients continue to leave the program at a steady rate. Minnesota's program has faltered [...]

By |2018-08-01T18:46:37-05:00January 8th, 2016|MDH, Medical Cannabis, mnleg|0 Comments

Request a formal hearing on MDH’s proposed medical cannabis rules!

Minnesotans! MDH wants to make their proposed rules permanent, but there are some serious issues with them! Please send the pasted letter below (with your name and address signed at the bottom) to: [email protected] by 4:30pm on December 16, 2015. That's Wednesday!! Thank you!! Dear Commissioner Ehlinger, I write, as a concerned citizen with regard [...]

By |2018-08-02T21:51:37-05:00December 14th, 2015|MDH, Medical Cannabis|0 Comments

Full text of @mnhealth Press Release: MDH to add intractable pain as qualifying condition for state cannabis program

MDH to add intractable pain as qualifying condition for state medical cannabis program http://www.health.state.mn.us/news/pressrel/2015/cannabis120215.html Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger today announced his decision to add intractable pain as a qualifying condition for Minnesota’s medical cannabis program. He also called upon the state’s health care community to boost efforts to help patients deal with [...]

By |2018-08-02T22:01:42-05:00December 2nd, 2015|MDH, Medical Cannabis|0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: Sensible Minnesota Response to Commissioner’s Decision on Intractable Pain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/2/2015                        Contact: Maren Schroeder maren[at]sensible.mn (Rochester and General Questions) Kurtis Hanna kurtis[at]sensible.mn (Twin Cities) Sensible Minnesota Response to Commissioner’s Decision on Intractable Pain St. Paul, MN:  We want to thank Commissioner Ehlinger for showing compassion to some struggling Minnesotans. Commissioner Ehlinger’s decision to add intractable pain as a qualifying condition for the Minnesota Medical [...]

By |2018-08-02T21:59:32-05:00December 2nd, 2015|MDH, Medical Cannabis|0 Comments