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News from the Office of Medical Cannabis

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Nov. 23, 2021

Health care practitioner survey results highlighted

The Office of Medical Cannabis conducted a satisfaction survey in August 2021 of health care practitioners who certify patients in Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program.

The survey was emailed to 1,894 health care practitioners who are registered with the program.

The data collection period closed after two months, with 252 completed surveys.

Learn more about the Health Care Practitioner Satisfaction Survey.

About the survey

The survey had 20 questions that covered these topics:

  • Experience with certifying patients
  • Use of the Medical Cannabis Registry
  • Use of the Office of Medical Cannabis website
  • Perspectives on ways to improve the program

Among the survey results

  • 46.2% of the survey respondents learned about the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program from a colleague.
  • 94.4% found the process to register as a health care practitioner who can certify patients very easy or somewhat easy.
  • 73.1% rated Continuing Medical Education courses about medical cannabis as the most useful resource among several listed.
  • 78.9% rated increased communication among pharmacists, providers, and patients as a somewhat important or very important program improvement.
  • 38.6% said that practitioners should be allowed to use telemedicine to certify patients, including the patient’s initial visit to get certified.
  • 63.1% said they did not want to be on a public list of practitioners who certify patients.
  • 84.9% reported that they were very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with the program.

Serve on the Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research

Open position: Substance use disorder treatment provider

Serving on a Minnesota state board, council, committee, or task force is a great way to get involved and help make an impact.

The Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research has an open position for a substance use disorder treatment provider. Task force membership appointed by the Governor includes consumers or patients enrolled in the program, health care providers, a licensed pharmacist, law enforcement staff, and substance use disorder treatment providers.

Among its powers and duties, the task force shall hold hearings to conduct an assessment of the impact of the use of medical cannabis and evaluate Minnesota’s activities and other state’s activities involving medical cannabis.

How to apply

Visit the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State website for application details.

Office of Medical Cannabis

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