Minnesota is home to one of the most restrictive medical cannabis programs in America, but it is slowly getting better. Below is an e-mail alert that I received out of Minnesota yesterday:
Starting in July 2018, Minnesotans diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and autism spectrum disorders will qualify for medical marijuana. Congratulations to all the patients, families, and health care providers whose personal stories and expertise convinced regulators to expand the program!
Here’s the complete list of conditions that currently qualify for medical marijuana in Minnesota:
- Cancer associated with severe/chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or cachexia or severe wasting
- Tourette’s syndrome
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
- Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
- Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
- Terminal illness, with a probable life expectancy of less than one year
- Intractable pain
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
The Marijuana Policy Project played the leading role in establishing Minnesota’s medical marijuana program, and we’ve continued to work with patients to expand the program. Can we count on your donation to help support MPP’s work to advance humane and sensible marijuana policies?
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