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Petitions Process for Adding Qualifying Medical Conditions, Delivery Methods
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) accepts petitions from the public every year from June 1 through July 31 to add a qualifying medical condition or delivery method (the form in which a medication is taken). No petitions for adding a qualifying medical condition were accepted for consideration in 2023.
New delivery method approved for 2024
Minnesota will add dry herb vaporization to the list of approved delivery methods in the state’s Medical Cannabis Program. Under state law, the new delivery method will be available to patients beginning Aug. 1, 2024.
Currently, patients enrolled in Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program have three fast-acting options – sublingual tinctures, oil-based vaporizers, and combustible smoking. Fast-acting products can take anywhere from one to 15 minutes for the effects to set in. These products tend to last anywhere from one to four hours. Dry herb vaporization provides patients with an alternative to combustion smoking.
Read the news release about the announcement.