Petitions Process for Adding Qualifying Medical Conditions, Delivery Methods
How to Submit Petitions to the Medical Cannabis Program
Between June 1 and July 31 every year, members of the public can submit petitions to the Office of Medical Cannabis to add a qualifying medical condition or delivery method (the form in which a medication is taken).
Details on the petitions process
- Limit your petition to one proposed qualifying medical condition or delivery method. Any petition that includes more than one will be dismissed.
- If you are petitioning for the addition of a medical condition or delivery method that was considered but not approved in a previous year’s petition process, you must include new scientific evidence or research to support your petition. Otherwise, your petition will not be considered.
- MDH does not have authority to add plant material or smoking as delivery methods. Petitions covering those delivery methods will be dismissed without being considered.
- You can withdraw your petition any time before the Medical Cannabis Review Panel’s first public meeting. Provide a written statement to the Office of Medical Cannabis stating your request.
- In response to a petition submitted in 2020, the Minnesota Department of Health is reviewing anxiety as a possible new qualifying medical condition in 2021. No additional petitions for anxiety are necessary at this time.
Petition forms are now available
- Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program Petition to Add an Approved Delivery Method (PDF)
- Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program Petition to Add a Qualifying Medical Condition (PDF)
What to expect if your petition is accepted for consideration
If your petition is accepted for consideration, MDH will post the review of the petition on its website and allow public comment and input on the petition for at least 30 days.
MDH will send all eligible petitions and supporting documentation to its Medical Cannabis Review Panel, which will meet this fall to discuss the eligible petitions.
Note: The Medical Cannabis Review Panel will not review petitions for delivery methods.
Review Petitions from Previous Years
Qualifying medical conditions
- 2020 Adding New Medical Conditions
- 2019 Adding New Medical Conditions
- 2018 Adding New Medical Conditions
- 2017 Adding New Medical Conditions
- 2016 Adding New Medical Conditions