On May 29, 2014, the state of Minnesota passed bill SF 2470 which allows for patients with qualifying conditions to be treated with medical cannabis. “Medical cannabis” is defined as any species of the genus cannabis plant delivered in the forms of liquid (oil), pill, and vaporized delivery method that does not require the use of dried leaves or plant form. In Minnesota, smoking is not a method approved by the bill. When the state-licensed dispensaries open up in July 2015, patients will be able to get a 30-day supply of their medicine at a time.
To obtain a medical marijuana card in Minnesota, patients must have a recommendation from a state-licensed physician stating that you are suffering from a medical condition and may benefit from the use of medical cannabis.
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The Commissioner of Health will register roughly four in-state manufacturers for the production of all of the medical cannabis in the state. When these do open, the patients will receive the recommended dosage of their medicine in 30-day supplies. The state of Minnesota has a plan set to open these facilities in July, 2015.
At this point in time, the state seems to be divided in their votes when it comes to legalizing recreational marijuana in Minnesota. Of the roughly 7,600 people who filled out ballots in 2014, 48% of the people were against allowing the recreational use of cannabis for persons 21 years of age and older. Most of the citizens in favor of legalization believe the product should be taxed and regulated just like alcohol.
Currently, the use of recreational marijuana is illegal in the state of Minnesota. If and when recreational marijuana becomes legal in Montana, consumers would need to be at least 21 years of age or older to purchase in retail stores. As with alcohol, it is illegal to give or sell marijuana to minors.
There are currently no retail marijuana stores in the state of Minnesota. Beginning July 1, 2015, there will be roughly four manufacturers for the production of medical cannabis only.
It is illegal to consume recreational or medical cannabis in public settings including federal land, parks, in cars, concerts, etc. Medical cannabis patients may consume their medicine in private settings only.
Unless you have a state-issued medical marijuana card, you are not allowed to possess any cannabis in the state of Minnesota.