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: 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 [...]

New Fact Sheet for Caucus Goers

Sensible Minnesota heard you, and we’ve created the below fact sheets for you to print and take to caucus. You can either download the “short form” handbill page with two fact sheets per page (cut in half for two copies) or the full page fact sheet, with sources cited, for a more in-depth look at [...]

By |2018-07-05T15:49:00-05:00February 5th, 2018|Policy|0 Comments

2018 Caucus Resolutions

Sensible Minnesota encourages all cannabis-legalization advocates to attend their local precinct caucuses on Tuesday, February 6that 7:00 p.m. You can find the location of your precinct caucus here: http://caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us Those attending precinct caucus are encouraged to introduce the below resolution and volunteer as a county-level delegate. If elected as a county-level delegate, you will have [...]

By |2018-07-27T02:56:15-05:00January 30th, 2018|Policy|0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: Attorney General Jeff Sessions launches assault against legal cannabis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1/4/2018: This morning, sources within the Associated Press reported Attorney General Jeff Sessions is dismantling the Obama-era directives holding the Department of Justice, which the Drug Enforcement Agency sits under, at bay in states that have legalized cannabis. Politico published a copy of the memorandum repealing the Obama-era directives, which is available [...]

By |2018-07-27T14:16:58-05:00January 4th, 2018|Policy, Press Release|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

Election Results and What They Mean for Minnesota

November 8th marked a big day for cannabis advocates. Ballot questions were passed in four states legalizing adult use, and four more states legalized medical cannabis.  Sensible Minnesota congratulates the tireless efforts of advocates in California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada for legalizing adult use and in Arkansas, Florida, Montana, and North Dakota for medical use. We also [...]

By |2018-08-01T15:02:27-05:00November 21st, 2016|federal, federal policy, Policy|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