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Petitions Process for Adding Qualifying Medical Conditions, Delivery Methods
New qualifying conditions added in 2023
The Minnesota Department of Health will add irritable bowel syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder to the list of qualifying medical conditions for participation in Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program. The new conditions take effect on Aug. 1, 2023.
The petitions considered in 2022 were:
- Gastroparesis (PDF)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (PDF) / Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (PDF)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (PDF)
- Opioid Use Disorder (PDF)
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) accepts petitions from the public every year in June and July to add qualifying medical conditions and delivery methods (the form in which a medicine is taken). Following that, the process moved into a public comment period and a review panel.
No petitions for delivery methods were considered in 2022.
Read the news release.
Public written comments
Review the 2022 MN Medical Cannabis Program Medical Condition Petition Comments (PDF). Comments include those received through Oct. 5.
Reports on scientific studies
The following issue briefs, written by MDH staff, highlight scientific studies on cannabis products as therapy for the petitioned conditions:
- Gastroparesis Issue Brief (PDF)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome Issue Brief (PDF)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Issue Brief (PDF)
- Opioid Use Disorder Issue Brief (PDF)