Intractable Pain - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Intractable Pain

Key Dates

July 1, 2016 -  Health care practitioners started certifying intractable pain patients.
August 1, 2016 – Patients certified for intractable pain became eligible to receive medical cannabis.

Advisory Panel and Public Input

Literature Review and Grading of Evidence

The Minnesota Department of Health contracted with the Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center to do a systematic literature review and grading of evidence on cannabis use for treating chronic non-cancer pain. The Medical Cannabis for Non-Cancer Pain: A Systematic Review (PDF) resulted from that work.

Updated Friday, 03-Sep-2021 14:59:18 CDT