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Medical Marijuana Laws in Minnesota

SF #2470 became state law in Minnesota beginning in May of 2014.

The Minnesota Commissioner of Health determines which medical conditions qualify for treatment with medical marijuana. As of 2017, the following are included:

Obstructive sleep apnea; autism with certified spectrum disorders; any cancerous condition where chemotherapy is producing severe nausea, chronic pain, chronic vomiting, and/or severe wasting; HIV and AIDS; Tourette’s syndrome; glaucoma; ALS; epileptic seizures and muscle spasms; Crohn’s disease; Multiple Sclerosis; PTSD; and any illness diagnosed as terminal within one year by a state board certified physician.

The annual fee for in-state patients is $200.00. For those on Social Security Disability, SSI, and currently enrolled in MinnesotaCare, the annual fee is $50.00 — with proper documention.

Out of state patient ID cards are not accepted in Minnesota.

In Minnesota the term medical cannabis or medical marijuana has been defined as all species of the cannabis genus that can be delivered in liquid form, such as cannabis oil; in pill or bolus form; or as a vaporized inhalant that does not involve the use of dried leaves or buds of the marijuana plant.

Marijuana for medical use will be manufactured in Minnesota at only two facilities, to be determined by the Commissioner of Health. Cannabis Patient Centers can issue up to a thirty day supply to registered patients. Individual cultivation and preparation of marijuana is still strictly prohibited.