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Oct. 13, 2020

Medical Cannabis Review Panel to Meet Oct. 21 & 22

The Medical Cannabis Review Panel will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 21, and Thursday, Oct. 22, to discuss petitions for three new potential qualifying medical conditions for participation in Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program.

Meeting details

  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, 4-6 p.m.
    Link to Zoom meeting (use passcode KJz8z1). If joining by phone, call 1-312-626-6799 (Webinar ID: 852 8771 8029; passcode: 659537).
  • Thursday, Oct. 22, 4-6 p.m.
    Link to Zoom meeting (use passcode 5McdsW). If joining by phone, call 1-312-626-6799 (Webinar ID: 812 3001 9855; passcode: 762463).

For information on joining a Zoom meeting, see Joining a Meeting. NOTE: Participation is limited to 500 people for each meeting.

The meetings will be held virtually due to COVID-19. Public comment will not be taken during the meetings; however, members of the public are encouraged to submit written comments by noon on Monday, Oct. 26 (deadline has been extended). For details, see Adding New Medical Conditions – Medical Cannabis Program.

At the meetings, members of the panel will review all eligible petitions, public written comments, and reports written by MDH staff that highlight scientific studies on cannabis products as therapy for the petitioned conditions.

Petitions under consideration

Petitions for qualifying conditions under consideration are:

Next steps

By Nov. 2, 2020, the panel will provide the Commissioner of Health written reports for each petition, identifying potential public health benefits and potential public health harms from adding or not adding the proposed condition. The Commissioner will approve or deny petitions by Dec. 1, 2020.

Office of Medical Cannabis

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

Phone: 651-201-5598 or 844-879-3381 (toll free)