The Minnesota Division of Well being mentioned Wednesday it’s not approving anxiousness issues as a qualifying situation for medical marijuana, not like neighboring North Dakota and three different states.
State Well being Commissioner Jan Malcolm mentioned there’s not sufficient scientific proof of advantages of medical hashish use when in comparison with the potential for “unintended penalties.” No new situations might be added to the prevailing listing of 17 qualifying well being points.
“We obtained many feedback from well being care practitioners treating sufferers with anxiousness dysfunction, they usually urged us to not approve it as a qualifying medical situation,” Malcolm mentioned.
North Dakota added anxiousness issues to its accepted makes use of two years in the past, when it instantly turned probably the most generally cited situation.
Minnesota did agree so as to add infused edibles within the type of gummies and chews to an inventory of accepted merchandise that features capsules, vapor oil, liquids, topicals, powdered mixtures, and orally dissolvable medicines like lozenges.
“Increasing supply strategies to gummies and chews will imply extra choices for sufferers who can’t tolerate present out there types of medical hashish,” Malcolm mentioned.
Registered medical hashish sufferers may also be eligible in March for dried uncooked, smokable hashish, which was accepted by the 2021 Minnesota Legislature. Rulemaking for dried uncooked hashish can be presently in course of.