More conditions may expand medical marijuana in Minn.

Published 10:06 am Thursday, December 1, 2016


ST. PAUL — More changes may be coming to Minnesota’s medical marijuana program.

The Minnesota’s Department of Health was expected to announce Thursday whether it would expand the program to people suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, arthritis and others. The health commissioner is reviewing public petitions for nine potential new conditions total.

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The possible expansion comes a year after Commissioner Ed Ehlinger decided to add intractable pain as a qualifying condition. That addition drastically increased the patient pool in the struggling program.