The Minnesota Cannabis Market

Minnesota is a METRC compliant state. Brytemap specializes in METRC compliance across the nation and understands each states specific nuances making reporting a second thought for cannabis growers, and retailers.

Marijuana in Minnesota

Medical marijuana was legalized in Maine in 1999, and dispensaries were approved in 2009. Patients were able to access marijuana from dispensaries in 2011. in the November 2016 election, residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana, but a regulatory structure for commercial sales has not yet been established.

Local authorities can develop zoning restrictions that marijuana dispensaries must adhere to, and they can limit the number of dispensaries operating in their jurisdictions. However, they can not ban medical marijuana dispensaries.



Qualifying Conditions

    • Cancer
    • Glaucoma
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Tourette syndrome
    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
    • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
    • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
    • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis (MS)
    • Terminal illness, with a probable life expectancy of less than one year*
    • Intractable pain
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Autism spectrum disorder (must meet DSM-5)
    • Obstructive sleep apnea
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Chronic pain
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Chronic motor or vocal tic disorder

Cannabis Use

  • Medical: Yes
  • Recreational: Yes
  • Reciprocity: Yes


  • Flowers
  • Concentrates
  • Edibles
  • Seeds/Plants
  • Transdermals

Important State Links

Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Use Program

Recent Legislative Changes Summarized

Program Rules

Recent Rulemaking

  • Rulemaking for Dried Raw Cannabis. The Office of Medical Cannabis developed new rules to implement the addition of dried raw cannabis as an approved medical cannabis delivery form.

Policy Interpretations

Other Laws

Petitions for Adding New Conditions and Delivery MethodsMembers of the public can petition the Department of Health to add a qualifying medical condition or an approved medical cannabis delivery method/approved form of medical cannabis. The department accepts petitions from June 1 to July 31 each year. Petitions received outside this window will not be considered.

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