Adding New Medical Conditions - Medical Cannabis Program - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Adding New Medical Conditions - Medical Cannabis Program

You may petition the Department of Health to add a qualifying medical condition. The department accepts petitions from June 1 to July 31 each year. Petitions received outside this window will not be considered.

The petition window for 2016 is now closed. Petitions received as of August 1, 2016 proposing an additional qualifying medical condition are listed below. Each condition has an accompanying issue brief, summarizing the condition, treatment options and available research on medical cannabis. For information on delivery methods, see Adding New Delivery Methods.

Petitions received as of August 1, 2016 that have been dismissed are:

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact health.cannabis@state.mn.us.

Public Comment

Additional public comment can be sent to Health.Cannabis.AddMedicalCondition@state.mn.us. Comments must be received by Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2016.

Written public comments received through Oct. 2, 2016:

Review Panel on Adding New Conditions

Seven panel members will meet to review the petitions and hear public comment.

Members

Heather Tidd, chairperson (patient advocate)
Dr. Susan Sencer, MD (health care practitioner with pediatric expertise)
Dr. Pamela Gonzalez, MD (health care practitioner) (unable to participate)
Mikel Bofenkamp, Pharm.D. (member at large)
George Komaridis, Ph.D., LP (member at large)
Elizabeth Melton, JD (member at large)
Dr. Andrea Hillerud, MD (member at large)

Meeting Information

Review Panel on Adding New Conditions Meeting Information

The citizens’ review panel produced and submitted the Report to the Commissioner of Health (PDF) under Minnesota Rules 4770.4003, subp. 4(c).

 

Updated Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 10:13AM