Medical Cannabis Program To Add Chronic Pain, Macular Degeneration As Qualifying Conditions

  • Minnesota Department of Health announced it will add two qualifying conditions to the state’s medical cannabis program.
  • The program’s two medical cannabis manufacturers will also double the number of patient cannabis treatment centers to comply with legislation passed during the 2019 Minnesota Legislative Session.
  • Under current state rules, patients certified to chronic pain or age-related macular degeneration will become eligible to enroll in the program on July 1, 2020, and receive medical cannabis from the state’s two medical cannabis manufacturers beginning Aug. 1, 2020.
  • As with other qualifying conditions, patients will need advance certification from a Minnesota health care provider.

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