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Aug. 31, 2020

Public written comment now open for three potential qualifying conditions

The Office of Medical Cannabis is accepting public written comment on three potential qualifying medical conditions for the state’s Medical Cannabis Program.

The potential qualifying conditions under consideration are:

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) accepts petitions from the public to add qualifying medical conditions and new delivery methods. That process takes place annually in June and July.

No petitions for adding new delivery methods were accepted this year.

How to submit your comments

Office of Medical Cannabis

PO Box 64882

St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

Submit your comments by Friday, Oct. 16.

Next steps

This fall, MDH will send all eligible petitions, scientific reviews developed by MDH staff, and public written comments to the Medical Cannabis Review Panel, which will meet to review the materials.

After public meetings and by Nov. 2, 2020, the panel will provide the Commissioner of Health a written report of the findings, identifying potential public health benefits and potential public health harms from adding or not adding any proposed condition. The Commissioner will approve or deny petitions by Dec. 1, 2020.

To learn more, visit Adding New Medical Conditions - Medical Cannabis Program.

For more information

Office of Medical Cannabis

Our Call Center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.