Minnesota (MN) Medical Marijuana Laws

The Minnesota legislature passed a bill (which was signed into law in 2014) authorizing the medical use of cannabis by eligible patients. The law authorizes the establishement of eight state-run cannabis dispensaries to begin distribution on July 1, 2015. As of this writing, Minnesota’s medical marijuana program is in its early stages and not yet operational. See Draft Rules for Medical Cannabis Registry for more details.

  • Illnesses: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Cancer/cachexia, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Seizures, Severe and persistent muscle spasms, Terminal illness
  • Possession: TBD (state law will only allow non-smokable preparations to be sold in dispensaries)
  • Cultivation: Not allowed (except for licensed providers)
  • Dispensaries: State will authorize eight (8) dispensaries throughout the state
  • Statute: Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.3806