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Minnesota's New Medical Marijuana Law: Now What?

Date: September 10, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cost: N/A
Contact: Kari McMartin, Program Manager Health Law Institute 651-523-2130 kmcmartin02@hamline.edu
Location: Hamline University Anderson Center Room 111 & Live Webcast
Sponsor: Health Law Institute
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Recognizing the potential value of medical cannabis for treating some serious conditions, on May 29, 2014, the Minnesota Legislature enacted the law that created the Medical Cannabis Program. To fully develop the details for this program for its tentative launch in July 2015, the Department of Health is now engaged in administrative rulemaking. The legalization of medical marijuana affects a broad range of legal practices – from those attorneys counseling hospitals, physicians, practice groups, and clinics, to attorneys representing patients wishing to use medical marijuana, businesses employing medical marijuana users, and entities seeking dispensary licenses. This program will provide the participant with a better understanding of: the Act; the rights of and constraints on patients for the purchase, possession and use of medical marijuana; how and when physicians will be able to recommend cannabis for their patients; the scope of forthcoming regulations; how the legal use of medical cannabis will affect employers; and how health care facilities can accommodate or restrict the use of medical marijuana.


  • Minnesota House of Representative Assistant Majority Leader Carly Melin, who carried the bill
  • Minnesota Department of Health Assistant Commissioner Manny Munson-Regala, who is overseeing implementation of the legislation
  • Fredrikson & Byron attorney Kevin C. Riach, who counsels clients regarding the Medical Marijuana Law
For more info, visit Hamline's Health Law Institute page.