Petitions Process for Adding Qualifying Medical Conditions, Delivery Methods
Public comment period open for qualifying medical conditions petitions
The Office of Medical Cannabis is accepting public written comment on petitions to add qualifying medical conditions for Minnesota's Medical Cannabis Program.
The petitions under consideration are:
- 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). Additional petitions are no longer being accepted in 2022.
How to submit your comments
By email to:
By U.S. mail to:
- Office of Medical Cannabis
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
The deadline to submit written comments is end of business day on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Public written comments
Review the 2022 MN Medical Cannabis Program Medical Condition Petition Comments (PDF). Comments include those received through Sept. 28.
Review petitions from previous years
This fall, MDH will send all eligible petitions, scientific reviews developed by MDH staff, and public written comments to the Medical Cannabis Review Panel, which will meet to review the materials. The date for the review panel meeting is to be determined.
By Nov. 1, the panel will 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.