Minnesota Medical Marijuana Laws and Regulations
In 2014, the Minnesota legislature passed SF 2470, which provides legal protections for patients with certain debilitating medical conditions who obtain a physician’s recommendation for the use of medical cannabis products. Minnesota law does not provide legal access to cannabis in its most commonly used form, dried flowers. Patients may only legally obtain and use medical cannabis products which may be vaporized or consumed by a means other than smoking, such as oils, pills, or liquids. The law does not impose concentration requirements for THC or CBD. The law contains some of the strongest privacy protections for patients, though the state seeks to collect medical data from physicians on the patients for whom they recommend medical cannabis. In 2016, intractable pain and PTSD were officially added as qualifying conditions and passed HF 3142 improving transportation laws for testing and disposal and allows pharmacists to videoconference with patients.