Poll: Overwhelming Support To Expand Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program

Minnesota has one of the most restrictive medical marijuana programs in the country. For starters, patients are not allowed to smoke medical marijuana – they can only eat it or vaporize it. Also, Minnesota does not allow home cultivation. Only two entities are allowed to grow medical marijuana in Minnesota. Minnesota has one of the smallest lists of qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient out of states that have legalized medical marijuana. Below is the current list of qualifying conditions, per the Minnesota Department of Health:

  • Cancer associated with severe/chronic pain, nausea
    or severe vomiting, or cachexia or severe wasting.
  • Glaucoma.
  • Tourette Syndrome.
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
  • Seizures, including those characteristic of Epilepsy.
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including
    those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Crohn’s Disease.
  • Terminal illness, with a probable life expectancy of less
    than one year*

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