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 will accept petitions beginning June 1, 2018 until July 31, 2018. Petitions received outside of the given dates will not be accepted. The petition window has now closed and we will not be accepting new petitions for 2018.

For information on delivery methods, see Adding New Delivery Methods.

2018 Petitions to Add a New Medical Condition

Please refer to the petitions that were submitted and considered for the 2018 window below. Each condition has an accompanying issue brief, summarizing the condition, treatment options and available research on medical cannabis.

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Public Comments

Written public comments received through October 29, 2018:

2018 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)

Meeting Information

Review Panel on Adding New Conditions Meeting Information

The citizens’ review panel produced and submitted the 2018 Report to the Commissioner of Health (PDF) under Minnesota Rules 4770.4003, subp. 4(c).


You may review petitions to add new medical conditions from prior years below.

Updated Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 01:29PM