State Seeks Input on Dried Raw Medical Cannabis 

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Office of Medical Cannabis is seeking public comment on its draft preliminary rules to implement the addition of dried raw cannabis as an approved medical cannabis delivery form.

During the 2021 legislative session, legislation was passed and signed into law by Gov. Tim Walz that allows registered medical cannabis patients 21 and older to smoke dried raw cannabis. Prior to this, Minnesota was one of a few states that did not allow the smokable form of cannabis in its medical cannabis program. It has resulted in the state’s products being some of the most expensive because of the need to process them into pills or oils.

The rules will be finalized after public comments and additional information are considered. The law requires that the rules be finalized on or before March 1, 2022.

The public comment window remains open until Nov. 8.