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 2017 petition window is now closed. A volunteer Review Panel will meet to consider the petitions on Tuesday, September 12, Tuesday, September 26 and Tuesday, October 10. For information on delivery methods, see Adding New Delivery Methods.
2017 Petitions to Add a New Medical Condition
- Corticobasal Degeneration
- Endogenous Cannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome
- Liver Disease
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Peripheral Neuropathy
To comment on a proposed Qualifying Medical Condition, send an email to Health.Cannabis.AddMedicalCondition@state.mn.us or postal mail addressed to,
Office of Medical Cannabis
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882.
Comments must be received by Oct. 13, 2017 to be considered.
2016 Petitions to Add a New Medical Condition
Please refer to the petitions that were submitted and considered for the 2016 window below. Each condition has an accompanying issue brief, summarizing the condition, treatment options and available research on medical cannabis.
- Acquired absence of limb
- Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
2016 Petitions to Add a New Medical Condition that were dismissed:
- Medical Condition: Autoimmune disease (PDF)
- Medical Condition: Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder (PDF)
- Medical Condition: Schizophrenia & Bipolar Disorder (PDF)
If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written public comments received through Oct. 2, 2016:
- 2016 Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program Petition Process - Written Comments for Medical Conditions (PDF)
Review Panel on Adding New Conditions
Seven panel members will meet to review the petitions and hear public comment.
Heather Tidd, chairperson (patient advocate)
Susan Sencer, MD (health care practitioner with pediatric expertise)
Kerstin Lappen, CNS (health care practitioner)
Mikel Bofenkamp, Pharm.D. (member at large)
George Komaridis, Ph.D., LP (member at large)
Elizabeth Melton, JD (member at large)
Andrea Hillerud, MD (member at large)
The citizens’ review panel produced and submitted the 2016 Report to the Commissioner of Health (PDF) under Minnesota Rules 4770.4003, subp. 4(c).