Opportunities for Public Input on Intractable Pain
A Public Comment Form was used to submit comments/statements. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) retained Management Analysis and Development (MAD) to administer public comments. Private information submitted during this process, such as name, organization (optional) or other information that could identify an individual, is protected under the Minnesota Data Practices Act. Private information removed before it was sent to MDH and it was not published in reports.
- Potential Patient Comments
- Certified Patient Comments
- Caregivers and Family Comments
- Health Care Practitioner Comments
- General Public Comments
Submission for written comments closed on October 25, 2015.
Testimony at public meetings organized around the state
Meetings were held both in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area and in outstate locations. The meetings presented an overview of the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program and gave people an opportunity to testify publicly on the question of whether intractable pain should be added to the list of qualifying conditions. These meetings were held during July-September 2015. Information on specific meeting locations and times is posted on the Office of Medical Cannabis website, MDH Office of Medical Cannabis Community Sessions.
Testimony at Advisory Panel meeting
Individuals also testified at the second meeting of the Advisory Panel Thursday, September 3, 2015. The meeting ran from 4-9 p.m., with public testimony starting at approximately 6:30 p.m. The meeting took place at:
Minnetonka City Council Chambers
14600 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN 55345