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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 medication is taken).
Tips on submitting a petition
- Limit your petition to one proposed qualifying medical condition or delivery method. Any petition that includes more than one medical condition or delivery method will be dismissed.
- Delivery methods mean the form in which medication is taken (pill, liquid, tablet, etc.). Petitions that do not relate to the topic (for example, home delivery for medicine or home grow) will not be accepted.
- 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.
- 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.
Submit a petition
- 2023 Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program Petition to Add an Approved Delivery Method
- 2023 Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program Petition to Add a Qualifying Medical Condition
Review petitions from previous years
What to expect if your petition is accepted for consideration
If your petition is accepted for consideration, MDH will post content of your petition on its website and allow public comment and input on the petition for at least 30 days. This process takes place in early fall.
After that step, MDH will send all eligible petitions, scientific reviews developed by MDH staff, and public written comments to the Medical Cannabis Review Panel. Note: The Medical Cannabis Review Panel does not review petitions for delivery methods.
The panel will then provide the Commissioner of Health a written report of the findings, identifying potential public health benefits and potential risks by adding or not adding a proposed condition. The Commissioner will approve or deny petitions by Dec. 1.