Some good news might be on the horizon for Minnesota’s two medical cannabis producers.
The state Department of Health is considering adding intractable pain to the relatively small list of qualifying conditions for MMJ.
The state will hold community meetings to get public feedback on the proposal before making a decision.
The dearth of patients so far in Minnesota’s nascent cannabis program is somewhat worrisome, as it signals that patients are running into difficulties finding doctors to recommend MMJ. The medical conditions list is also so narrow that few patients actually qualify.
That’s created a difficult business climate and is one of the reasons that Minnesota Medical Solutions – which holds a license to grow and sell medical cannabis – decided to increase its prices last month.