MN - medical marijuana program
Pat Sweeney | Dec 2, 2019 AT 1:22 pm
Minnesota’s Department of Health has announced that chronic pain and age-related macular degeneration have been added as new qualifying conditions under the state’s medical marijuana program. Under state law, the new conditions take effect in August 2020.
The Department also approved two new delivery methods to give patients more options. The new methods being added are water-solubles such as granules, powders and sprinkles … and orally-dissolvable products such as lozenges, gums, and mints.
In addition, the program’s two medical cannabis manufacturers will double the number of patient cannabis treatment centers in accordance with legislation passed during the 2019 legislative session. Centers have been proposed in Willmar, Mankato, Golden Valley, Rogers, Woodbury, Blaine, Duluth and Burnsville.
Minnesota Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm said the changes give patients more options, particularly in light of concerns about potential health impacts of e-cigarettes and vaping.