What is the legal status of cannabis in Minnesota?
In 2014, chapter 311 of the Minnesota Session Laws made the use of cannabis legal for any patients diagnosed with the conditions and disorders outlined below. Patients are able to use preparations from any species of cannabis for medical purposes on the recommendation of their physician, excluding the use of dried flowers or of the unprocessed plant. This means any oils, pills or vaporization methods are permitted, and the permitted use would include any and all CBD-dominant products.
CBD oil derived from industrial hemp is 100% legal in all 50 states, as this plant never has more than trace amounts of THC, but is generally rich in CBD and other cannabinoids. In addition, Minnesota also made provisions for the cultivation of industrial hemp in 2015, pending approval of the federal government.
- , if the underlying condition or treatment produces:
- cachexia, or severe wasting
- severe or chronic pain
- Crohn’s disease
- intractable epilepsy
- intractable pain
- multiple sclerosis or other conditions which cause severe or persistent muscle spasms
- terminal illness with life expectancy under one year
- Tourette’s syndrome