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 [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Minnesota to Add Autism and Obstructive Sleep Apnea as qualifying conditions for Medical Cannabis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/01/2017: Today, Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger announced the addition of new qualifying conditions for medical cannabis in Minnesota. Sensible Minnesota is pleased with the Commissioner’s decision to include: Autism and Obstructive Sleep Apnea as qualifying conditions. The addition of Autism Spectrum Disorder to the list of qualifying diagnoses opens the [...]

By |2018-08-28T19:12:55-05:00November 30th, 2017|Medical Cannabis, Petitions, Press Release|0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: Medical Cannabis Shortages in Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/28/2017 Medical Cannabis Shortages in Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota: Sensible Minnesota is an organization dedicated to supporting medical cannabis patients in Minnesota and advocating for a more sensible approach to cannabis policies. We received a number of reports from patients, beginning last week, about a shortage of medical cannabis at Leafline Labs. The [...]

By |2018-07-27T03:20:23-05:00November 28th, 2017|Medical Cannabis, Press Release|0 Comments

Profile: TJ Tidd

Sensible Minnesota will feature a regular segment highlighting cannabis consumers across the state until Minnesota adopts sensible policies for the adult and medical use of cannabis. If you would like to be featured in the segment and share your experiences, please visit "Share Your Story". From TJ's mom, Heather:We adopted TJ when he was four, [...]

By |2018-07-28T00:23:27-05:00November 13th, 2017|Medical Cannabis, Stories|0 Comments