News release: MDH receives 12 applications from parties seeking to become medical cannabis manufacturers

News Release
October 3, 2014

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MDH receives 12 applications from parties seeking to become medical cannabis manufacturers

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today announced that it received 12 applications from parties seeking to become registered medical cannabis manufacturers in the state’s new medical cannabis program.

MDH will begin evaluating applications with the goal of selecting two applicants by December 1 to become the state’s official medical cannabis manufacturers. The selection process will include review of all applications, presentations by select applicants and site visits to those under final consideration. The manufacturers will be responsible for growing the medical cannabis, processing it into pill or liquid form, and distributing the medical cannabis through a network of eight dispensaries (four dispensaries per manufacturer) to be established around the state.

Under the recently passed medical cannabis statute, MDH may not identify specific applicants until the manufacturer selection process is complete.

For more information about the medical cannabis program, please visit the MDH medical cannabis website at http://www.health.state.mn.us/topics/cannabis/index.html.

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Media inquiries:

Michael Schommer
MDH Communications
651-201-4998