Minnesotans within the state’s medical-marijuana program will be capable of purchase dried marijuana flowers starting March 1, the Division of Well being introduced Tuesday.
The choice comes after a bipartisan group within the Minnesota Legislature final yr supported the change that might give program contributors the choice to purchase hashish merchandise that may be smoked. Supporters of the change argued that present choices, together with oils and different distilled merchandise, had been too costly.
Sufferers in this system are actually in a position to schedule appointments with a pharmacist so they’re eligible to obtain the smokable hashish when it turns into out there.
Solely Minnesotans 21 and older who’re sufferers or caregivers registered within the Medical Hashish Program will be capable of obtain the dried hashish. They usually’ll have to offer proof of identification to buy it.
Minnesota hashish dispensaries will provide varied strains of dried marijuana and cannabidiol in as much as 90-day provides.
“Sufferers have to weigh the dangers of smoking medical hashish, together with these associated to secondhand smoke and lung well being, with any potential advantages,” Minnesota Well being Commissioner Jan Malcolm stated. “Smokable hashish will not be proper for everybody; sufferers ought to have a dialog with their well being care practitioner for steerage.”
State well being officers stated they anticipated the Medical Hashish Program’s participation to surge with the brand new choice coming out there, primarily based on the expertise of different states. Potential sufferers should have sure situations to be thought of eligible.
In August, this system is about so as to add hashish gummies and chews to its record of medicines out there.