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 [...]

CALL TO ACTION: Don’t Paint a Bigger Target

Good news: Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed a bill on May 12 which expands the state’s medical marijuana program. The existing law only covered epilepsy as a qualifying condition and will now cover Parkinson's disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, seizures, AIDS or HIV, and Crohn's disease by December 2018. Iowa’s new program will allow for two [...]

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

Bluestem Prairie Prophecies on a Disingenuous Medical Cannabis Lacuna – Join the Discussion H/T @bspinmn

Sensible Minnesota wants to loop back around to some political commentary written in the early months of 2014 as that year's legislative session began. The 2014 session culminated in the passing of the Minnesota medical cannabis law, which just went into effect on July 1st of this year. In order to generate some input about [...]

By |2018-08-02T22:12:19-05:00August 14th, 2015|Medical Cannabis, mnleg, Policy|0 Comments