1 December, 2019

Status: Medical only


2014: Medical cannabis legalised
2015: Medical cannabis sales begin

Policy Framework: 

  • Patients must have a qualifying condition;
  • Patients must register for the programme;
  • Medical cannabis only available in liquid, pill or vaporised form - dried cannabis flowers and leaves are not legally obtainable even for registered patients;
  • Dispensary system;
  • Patients must re-enrol in the programme annually;
  • Patients must pay an annual registration fee in order to continue obtaining cannabis legally;
  • Patients may not possess more than a 30 day supply, as prescribed by their doctor;
  • There are an estimated 18,000 registered medical cannabis patients in Minnesota according to the Minnesota department of health.


  • Between 2005 and 2017, Cannabis use disorder in people over the age of 12 decreased from 2.0% to 1.1%;
  • In 2018, sales of medical marijuana reached $US9.6 million.


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