Support the addition of GI edibles to Minnesota's medical cannabis program

Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm

The original medical cannabis legislation only authorized the use of pills, liquids, and oils. Through the administrative petitioning process, topicals, oral dissoluble edibles, and water-soluble cannabinoid multi-particulate delivery methods were approved, and in 2021, the Minnesota legislature authorized the use of raw cannabis flower.

Gastrointestinal uptake edibles ("GI edibles") are the only major delivery method not currently allowed. In July 2021, Sensible Change Minnesota, with support from Sensible Minnesota, UFCW 1189, Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Regulation, Minnesota NORML, and the Marijuana Policy Project, submitted an administrative petition for the addition of GI edibles as a delivery method.

GI edibles are infused products which are eaten by the consumer. Traditionally, this includes items like brownies, cookies, gummies, and other food items that have been infused with cannabinoids. By adding GI edibles as an allowable delivery method, we are ensuring that patients have safe access to consistently dosed edible products, and don't waste medical cannabis in attempt to make their own.

Please take a minute to send an email to the Office of Medical Cannabis in support of adding GI edibles to Minnesota's medical cannabis program.

To: Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm
From: [Your Name]

Currently, Minnesota's medical cannabis program only excludes one major delivery method: gastrointestinal uptake infused edibles ("GI edibles"). To ensure patients can access all major types of cannabis delivery methods, ensure patients are receiving consistently dosed and safe medical cannabis products, and to prevent waste of medical cannabis permissible under current delivery methods, we, the undersigned, respectfully request the addition of GI edibles as an allowable delivery method in Minnesota's medical cannabis program.