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
- Summary of Public Comment on Adding Intractable Pain as a Qualifying Condition for the MN Medical Cannabis Program (PDF)
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.