Minnesota medical marijuana program adding edibles on Aug. 1

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Patients enrolled in Minnesota’s medical marijuana program will be able to buy edibles starting Monday, Aug. 1.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) noted this change is separate from the THC edibles recently allowed under state law, which are regulated by the state’s Board of Pharmacy.

Under the change, patients in the medical cannabis program will be able to get gummies and chews from state medical cannabis dispensaries.

Minnesota’s medical marijuana program requires consultations when a patient changes the type of medical cannabis they receive, so patients are encouraged to visit their dispensary’s website for details to set up an appointment ahead of Aug. 1 if interested in gummies or chews.

“The state’s medical cannabis program continues to respond to the needs of patients, and gummies and chews may be useful options for those who may have difficulty swallowing pills or tablets, do not want to smoke medical cannabis, or don’t like the taste of other forms of medicine,” MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm said in a statement.

The new options for the program were approved last year. This year’s petition process for new qualifying medical conditions and delivery methods is open until July 31.