Medical Cannabis Qualifying Conditions - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Medical Cannabis Qualifying Conditions

Only patients who are legal Minnesota residents and have been diagnosed with one of the qualifying conditions are eligible to receive medical cannabis in Minnesota.

Qualifying Conditions:

  • Cancer associated with severe/chronic pain, nausea
    or severe vomiting, or cachexia or severe wasting.
  • Glaucoma.
  • Tourette Syndrome.
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
  • Seizures, including those characteristic of Epilepsy.
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including
    those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease.
  • Terminal illness, with a probable life expectancy of less
    than one year*
  • Intractable pain.

    *To qualify for the program, you must suffer from cancer or a terminal illness with a probable life expectancy of under one year, if your illness or its treatment produces one or more of the following: severe or chronic pain; nausea or severe vomiting; or Cachexia or severe wasting.

Minnesota Statute

Intractable Pain

MDH is in the process of adding intractable pain as a qualifying condition for Minnesota’s medical cannabis program. Listed below are the key dates for implementing the Intractable Pain condition. Please click on the link below for additional information.

Key Dates

July 1, 2016 – Health care practitioners can start certifying intractable pain patients.
August 1, 2016 – Patients certified for having intractable pain become eligible to receive medical cannabis.

Updated Monday, August 15, 2016 at 03:06PM