Minnesota Cannabis Approved for Sickle Cell, Tic Disorder; Not Anxiety

Individuals with sickle cell disease or chronic tic disorder will soon be able to get medical cannabis in Minnesota. Those with anxiety, however, will need to wait. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced on Tuesday the addition of both sickle cell disease and chronic vocal or motor tic disorder to its list of qualifyingContinue reading “Minnesota Cannabis Approved for Sickle Cell, Tic Disorder; Not Anxiety”

White Earth Nation Approved Medical Cannabis

The White Earth Nation voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to approve a referendum directing the Reservation Business Committee to authorize the cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis. This makes the White Earth tribe the second in the state to legalize medical cannabis, after the Red Lake Nation voted to allow the same earlier in the year.Continue reading “White Earth Nation Approved Medical Cannabis”

Minnesota Cannabis by the Numbers

Update: An earlier version of the article erroneously listed age-related muscular degeneration as an approved qualifying condition. While it was approved by the Commissioner of Health, it was later repealed by the Minnesota Legislature. A lot has happened in the last few weeks around cannabis in Minnesota. In July, both the State of Minnesota’s andContinue reading “Minnesota Cannabis by the Numbers”

Medical in an Adult-Use Minnesota

This post is part of an ongoing exploration into the piece of legislation introduced into the Minnesota House of Representatives by Rep. Ryan Winkler, H.F. 4632. The full bill text can be found here. Welcome to our third deep dive into House File No. 4632, a piece of legislation that gives us a glimpse intoContinue reading “Medical in an Adult-Use Minnesota”

Red Lake Nation Passes Medical Cannabis Referendum

Members of the Red Lake Nation made history on Wednesday by becoming the first tribal nation in Minnesota to vote in favor of a medical cannabis referendum. This program will be the only source of legal medical cannabis flower in Minnesota as the state’s program currently only allows oils, topicals, and pills. This vote comes just days after the Minnesota Senate voted down a measure to expand the state’s limited cannabis program to include flower to patients over the age of 21.

MN House Votes to Allow Medical Cannabis Flower

Update: At roughly 12:00 pm (noon) on Sunday, May 17 the Senate tabled the bill (SF 3560) through a voice vote. A majority vote is required to take the bill off of the table. While this doesn’t necessarily mean the measure is dead, it does not bode well for those supporting the change. The MinnesotaContinue reading “MN House Votes to Allow Medical Cannabis Flower”