Minnesota Medical Marijuana Review Panel To Consider Adding Qualifying Conditions

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Minnesota has a lot of suffering patients. They deserve safe access to medical marijuana. Unfortunately, a vast majority of Minnesota patients are not eligible for Minnesota’s medical marijuana program due to their condition not being on the list of qualifying conditions. There is a meeting coming up in a week that is very important. Officials will be looking at proposed additions to the list of qualifying conditions for Minnesota’s medical marijuana program. Minnesota NORML has created an event, and I encourage readers to come out and attend if they are in the area. Please pass this event along to anyone and everyone that you think would be interested. Below is more information, via the event’s Facebook page:

The Minnesota Office of Medical Cannabis received nine petitions for the addition of new conditions to the medical cannabis program in Minnesota. A review panel will now review the petitions, associated literature, and take public comment.

The second Review Panel meeting will be on Thursday, September 22nd at The Wellstone Center, Anna Heilmaier Meeting Room, 179 Robie St. E St. Paul, MN 55107. The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. and continue until public comment has been completed. This meeting will discuss & take public comment for the following petitions:

PTSD
Treatment Resistant Depression
Arthritis
Insomnia
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

The first public comment meeting will be/was held on September 8th.

We encourage patients and caregivers effected by PTSD, treatment resistant depression, arthritis, insomnia, and EDS to attend this meeting to tell the panel WHY it is important these patients should have safe and legal access to medical cannabis.

If you’re unable to attend the meetings, public comment can be e-mailed (Health.Cannabis.AddMedicalCondition@state.mn.us) to the Office of Medical Cannabis for Certifiable Medical Condition petitions. Comments on the condition petitions will be received until September 20, 2016.

More information is available from the Office of Medical Cannabis http://www.health.state.mn.us/topics/cannabis/rulemaking/index.html

When: Thursday, September 22 at 1 PM – 4 PM in CDT

Where: Wellstone Center 179 Robie St E, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55107

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