Legal status of marijuana in the state of minnesota


Legal status of marijuana in the state of minnesota

Find out about the legal status of medical and recreational marijuana in the state of Minnesota. Is marijuana illegal? Better safe than sorry!

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.