Pain added to list of conditions for medical cannabis in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health will add "intractable pain" to the list of qualifying medical conditions for medical cannabis. Patients certified as having intractable pain will be eligible to receive medical cannabis from the state’s two medical cannabis manufacturers, LeafLien Labs and Minnesota Medical Soltions, on Aug. 1, 2016. 

“The relative scarcity of firm evidence made this a difficult decision,” Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger said. “However, given the strong medical focus of Minnesota’s medical cannabis program and the compelling testimony of hundreds of Minnesotans, it became clear that the right and compassionate choice was to add intractable pain to the program’s list of qualifying conditions. This gives new options for clinicians and new hope for suffering patients.”

Minnesota medical cannabis law defines intractable pain as a condition “in which the cause of the pain cannot be removed or otherwise treated

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