Legal status of marijuana in the state of Minnesota


Legal status of marijuana in the state of Minnesota

MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN MINNESOTA

Medical marijuana is legal for patients with a prescription from a licensed physician in Minnesota, but only non-smokable preparations are allowed, such as edibles, oils and concentrates.

The patient that has access can buy his or her medicine from one of the 8 dispensaries in the state.

The qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Minnesota include:

  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intractable pain
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizures (including those characteristic of epilepsy)
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • Terminal illness with life expectancy of less than one year
  • Tourette's syndrome

RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IN MINNESOTA

Possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal usage is decriminalized in Minnesota and seen as a misdemeanor as long as the amount is less than 42,5 grams (1,5 oz).

Getting caught with more than that is seen as a felony and might land you in jail for up to 5 years and get you a fine on top of that of up to $5,000.

If you get caught with up to 42,5 grams, you will get away with only a fine up to $200.

Getting caught with more than that is seen as a felony and might land you in jail for up to 5 years and get you a fine on top of that of up to $5,000.

We are not aware of any possible law changes in the (near) future in Minnesota regarding medical and/or recreational cannabis.