.................... moves to amend S.F. No. 2470, the second unofficial engrossment,
Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
"Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 13.3806, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
1.6 Subd. 22. Medical use of cannabis data. Data collected by the commissioner of
1.7health relating to registrations for the medical use of cannabis are classified in section
Sec. 2. [152.22] DEFINITIONS.
1.10 Subdivision 1. Applicability. For purposes of sections 152.22 to 152.45, the terms
1.11defined in this section have the meanings given them.
1.12 Subd. 2. Allowable amount of cannabis. "Allowable amount of cannabis" means:
1.13(1) with respect to a qualifying patient, 2.5 ounces of usable cannabis; and
1.14(2) with respect to a designated caregiver, for each patient assisted by the designated
1.15caregiver, 2.5 ounces of usable cannabis.
1.16 Subd. 3. Alternative treatment center. "Alternative treatment center" means an
1.17entity registered under section 152.25 that cultivates, acquires, manufactures, possesses,
1.18prepares, packs, stores, delivers, transfers, transports, sells, supplies, or dispenses
1.19cannabis, paraphernalia, or related supplies and educational materials to registered
1.20qualifying patients or registered designated caregivers.
1.21 Subd. 4. Cannabis. "Cannabis" means all parts of the plant of any species of
1.22the genus Cannabis, including all agronomical varieties, whether growing or not; the
1.23seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of such plant; and every compound,
1.24manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant, its seeds or resin, but
1.25shall not include the mature stalks of such plant; fiber from such stalks; oil or cake made
1.26from the seeds of such plant; any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture,
2.1or preparation of such mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom); fiber, oil, or
2.2cake; or the sterilized seed of such plant which is incapable of germination.
2.3 Subd. 5. Cardholder. "Cardholder" means a qualifying patient or a designated
2.4caregiver who has been issued and possesses a valid registry identification card.
2.5 Subd. 6. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of health.
2.6 Subd. 7. Debilitating medical condition. "Debilitating medical condition" means:
2.7(1) cancer, glaucoma, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatitis C, Tourette's
2.8syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, or the treatment
2.9of those conditions;
2.10(2) a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that
2.11produces cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe, intractable pain, as defined in section
2.12152.125, subdivision 1; severe nausea; seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy;
2.13severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis;
2.14and Crohn's disease;
2.15(3) the condition of an HIV-positive patient when the patient's physician believes
2.16the patient could benefit from consumption of cannabis; or
2.17(4) any other medical condition or its treatment approved by the commissioner.
2.18 Subd. 8. Designated caregiver. "Designated caregiver" means a person who is at
2.19least 21 years old, has not been convicted of a disqualifying felony offense, and has agreed
2.20to assist no more than five qualifying patients with the medical use of cannabis.
2.21 Subd. 8a. Disqualifying felony offense. "Disqualifying felony offense" means a
2.22violation of a state or federal controlled substance law that is classified as a felony under
2.23Minnesota law, or would be classified as a felony under Minnesota law if committed in
2.24Minnesota, regardless of the sentence imposed, unless the commissioner determines
2.25that the person's conviction was for the medical use of cannabis or assisting with the
2.26medical use of cannabis.
2.27 Subd. 9. Enclosed, locked facility. "Enclosed, locked facility" means a room,
2.28building, or other enclosed area equipped with locks or other security devices that permit
2.29access only by an agent of a medical cannabis organization.
2.30 Subd. 10. Medical cannabis organization. "Medical cannabis organization" means
2.31an alternative treatment center or a safety compliance facility.
2.32 Subd. 11. Medical use of cannabis. "Medical use of cannabis" means
2.33the acquisition, possession, use, administration, preparation, processing, testing,
2.34compounding, converting, delivery, transfer, or transportation of cannabis or drug
2.35paraphernalia, as defined in section 152.01, subdivision 18, relating to the consumption of
3.1cannabis to alleviate a registered qualifying patient's debilitating condition or symptoms
3.2associated with the medical condition.
3.3 Subd. 12. Practitioner. "Practitioner" means a Minnesota licensed doctor of
3.4medicine or a Minnesota licensed doctor of osteopathy licensed to practice medicine,
3.5except that if the qualifying patient's debilitating medical condition is post-traumatic stress
3.6disorder, the practitioner must be a Minnesota licensed psychiatrist.
3.7 Subd. 13. Qualifying patient. "Qualifying patient" means a person who has been
3.8diagnosed by a practitioner as having a debilitating medical condition.
3.9 Subd. 14. Registration certificate. "Registration certificate" means a document
3.10issued by the commissioner that identifies an entity as an alternative treatment center
3.11or a safety compliance facility.
3.12 Subd. 15. Registry identification card. "Registry identification card" means a
3.13document issued by the commissioner that identifies a person as a registered qualifying
3.14patient or registered designated caregiver.
3.15 Subd. 16. Safety compliance facility. "Safety compliance facility" means an entity
3.16registered under section 152.25 to provide consumer protection services to the public
3.17by means of laboratory sampling and testing for potency and contaminants or public
3.18information and training services regarding:
3.19(1) the safe and efficient packaging, labeling, and distribution of cannabis;
3.20(2) security and inventory accountability procedures; or
3.21(3) scientific and medical research findings related to cannabis.
3.22 Subd. 17. Smoking. "Smoking" does not include the ingestion of cannabis through
3.24 Subd. 18. Usable cannabis. "Usable cannabis" means any cannabis that is not
3.25growing and does not include the weight of any non-cannabis ingredients combined
3.26with cannabis, including ingredients added to prepare a topical administration, food,
3.27drink, or pill.
3.28 Subd. 19. Written certification. "Written certification" means a document signed
3.29and dated by a licensed practitioner stating, that in the practitioner's professional opinion,
3.30the patient is likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the use of cannabis to
3.31treat or alleviate the patient's debilitating medical condition. The practitioner must: (1)
3.32specify the qualifying patient's debilitating medical condition in the written certification;
3.33and (2) sign and date the written certification only in the course of a practitioner-patient
3.34relationship after the practitioner has completed a full physical examination of the
3.35qualifying patient and a full assessment of the qualifying patient's medical history and
3.36current medical condition.
Sec. 3. [152.23] LIMITATIONS.
4.2(a) Sections 152.22 to 152.38 do not permit any person to engage in and do not
4.3prevent the imposition of any civil, criminal, or other penalties for:
4.4(1) undertaking any task under the influence of cannabis that would constitute
4.5negligence or professional malpractice;
4.6(2) possessing or engaging in the use of cannabis:
4.7(i) on a school bus;
4.8(ii) on the grounds of any preschool or primary or secondary school; or
4.9(iii) in any correctional facility;
4.10(3) smoking cannabis;
4.11(4) vaporizing cannabis:
4.12(i) on any form of public transportation;
4.13(ii) where the vapor would be inhaled by a minor child; or
4.14(iii) in a public place, including any indoor or outdoor area used by or open to the
4.15general public or a place of employment as defined under section 144.413, subdivision
4.17(5) operating, navigating, or being in actual physical control of any motor vehicle,
4.18aircraft, train, or motorboat, or working on transportation property, equipment, or facilities
4.19while under the influence of cannabis.
4.20(b) Nothing in sections 152.22 to 152.38 requires the medical assistance and
4.21MinnesotaCare programs to reimburse an enrollee or a provider for costs associated with
4.22the medical use of cannabis.
Sec. 4. [152.24] RULEMAKING.
4.24The commissioner shall adopt rules that set forth the procedures and methods for
4.25implementing sections 152.22 to 152.38, including:
4.26(1) receiving petitions from the public and requesting guidance from the Medical
4.27Cannabis Advisory Council to add debilitating medical conditions or treatments to the list
4.28of debilitating medical conditions in section 152.22, subdivision 7, and requiring public
4.29notice of a public hearing, and the opportunity to comment upon any petition;
4.30(2) establishing the form and content of registration and renewal applications and
4.31forms submitted under sections 152.22 to 152.38;
4.32(3) establishing a system to numerically score competing alternative treatment center
4.33applicants that must include analysis of:
4.34(i) the suitability of the proposed location and its accessibility for patients;
5.1(ii) the character, veracity, background, and relevant experience of principal officers
5.2and board members; and
5.3(iii) the business plan proposed by the applicant, including its ability to maintain
5.4an adequate supply of cannabis, plans to ensure safety and security of patrons and the
5.5community, procedures to be used to prevent diversion, and any plan for making cannabis
5.6available to low-income registered qualifying patients;
5.7(4) establishing a system to consider applications for and renewals of registry
5.9(5) establishing standards, in consultation with law enforcement personnel, for
5.10cannabis organizations to prevent diversion and theft without imposing an undue burden
5.11or compromising the confidentiality of cardholders, including:
5.12(i) receiving applications for and renewals of registration certificates;
5.13(ii) oversight requirements;
5.14(iii) record-keeping requirements;
5.15(iv) security requirements, including requirements for protection of each location
5.16by a fully operational security alarm system, facility access controls, perimeter intrusion
5.17detection systems, personnel identification system, and a 24-hour surveillance system that
5.18is accessible by law enforcement and to the commissioner;
5.19(v) safety requirements;
5.20(vi) requirements and procedures for the safe and accurate packaging and labeling
5.21of cannabis, including a list of all active ingredients, and in compliance with the United
5.22States Poison Prevention Packing Act regarding child resistant packaging and exemptions
5.23for packaging for elderly patients; and
5.24(vii) requirements for the safe production and testing of cannabis;
5.25(6) requirements for the testing and labeling of cannabis sold by alternative treatment
5.26centers, including a numerical indication of potency based on the ratio of THC and CBD
5.27to the weight of a cannabis product intended for oral consumption;
5.28(7) establishing procedures and criteria for suspending or revoking the registration
5.29certificates or registry identification cards of medical cannabis organizations or
5.30cardholders who violate the provisions of sections 152.22 to 152.38 or the rules adopted
5.31under this section;
5.32(8) establishing reasonable restrictions relating to signage, marketing, display, and
5.33advertising of cannabis;
5.34(9) accepting and investigating complaints;
5.35(10) conducting criminal background checks on principal officers and board
5.36members of alternative treatment centers and safety compliance facilities; and
6.1(11) establishing a cannabis inventory tracking system.
6.2EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 5. [152.245] ADDITIONS TO THE LIST OF DEBILITATING MEDICAL
6.5If the commissioner adds a debilitating disease or medical condition, or its treatment
6.6to the list of debilitating medical conditions in section 152.22, subdivision 7, the
6.7commissioner shall notify in a timely manner the chairs and ranking minority members of
6.8the legislative policy committees having jurisdiction over health and criminal justice of
6.9the addition and the reasons for its addition, including any written comments received by
6.10the commissioner from the public and any guidance received from the Medical Cannabis
6.11Advisory Council. The added disease or condition remains in effect unless the legislature
6.12by law provides otherwise.
Sec. 6. [152.25] REGISTRATION AND CERTIFICATION OF MEDICAL
6.15 Subdivision 1. Registration. Not later than 90 days after receiving an application
6.16for a medical cannabis organization, the commissioner shall register the prospective
6.17medical cannabis organization and issue a registration certificate and a random 20-digit
6.18alphanumeric identification number if all of the following conditions are satisfied:
6.19(1) the prospective medical cannabis organization has submitted all of the following:
6.20(i) the application fee for an alternative treatment center of $15,000; if the
6.21application is not approved, $14,000 will be refunded;
6.22(ii) the application fee for a safety compliance facility of $5,000; if the application
6.23is not approved, $4,000 will be refunded;
6.24(iii) an application, including:
6.25(A) the legal name of the prospective medical cannabis organization;
6.26(B) the physical address of the prospective medical cannabis organization that
6.27indicates that it is not within 1,000 feet of a public or private school existing before the
6.28date of the medical cannabis organization's application;
6.29(C) the name, date of birth, and address of each principal officer and board member
6.30of the proposed medical cannabis organization; and
6.31(D) any additional information requested by the commissioner;
6.32(iv) operating procedures consistent with rules for oversight of the proposed medical
6.33cannabis organization, including procedures to ensure accurate record keeping and
6.34adequate security measures; and
7.1(v) if the county, home rule charter or statutory city, or town where the proposed
7.2medical cannabis organization is located has enacted zoning restrictions, a sworn
7.3statement certifying that the proposed medical cannabis organization is in compliance
7.4with the restrictions;
7.5(2) criminal background checks have been conducted on principal officers and board
7.6members of the prospective medical cannabis organization;
7.7(3) none of the principal officers or board members of the medical cannabis
7.8organization has been convicted of a disqualifying felony offense or has served as a
7.9principal officer or board member for a medical cannabis organization that has had its
7.10registration certificate revoked;
7.11(4) none of the principal officers or board members of the medical cannabis
7.12organization is under 21 years of age; and
7.13(5) if the proposed medical cannabis organization is an alternative treatment center
7.14applicant, it is located in a county with more than 20,000 permanent residents and:
7.15(i) the county does not already contain one alternative treatment center if it has a
7.16population of 300,000 or fewer;
7.17(ii) the county does not already contain two alternative treatment centers if the
7.18county has a population of at least 300,000 and fewer than 1,000,000; and
7.19(iii) the county does not already contain three alternative treatment centers if the
7.20county has a population of at least 1,000,000.
7.21 Subd. 2. Additional alternative treatment centers. A county that is greater than
7.225,000 square miles may have two alternative treatment centers, regardless of population.
7.23 Subd. 3. Commissioner discretion. Subject to the limits specified in subdivisions 1
7.24and 2, the commissioner may register alternative treatment centers at the commissioner's
7.26 Subd. 4. Competing applications. When competing applications are submitted
7.27for a proposed alternative treatment center within a single county, the commissioner shall
7.28use the impartial and numerically scored competitive bidding process to determine which
7.29application or applications among those competing will be approved.
7.30 Subd. 5. Expiration. All registration certificates expire one year after the date
7.32 Subd. 6. Renewal. The commissioner shall issue a renewal registration certificate
7.33within ten days of receipt of the prescribed renewal application and renewal fee equivalent
7.34to the application fee required under subdivision 1 from a medical cannabis organization if
7.35its registration certificate is not under suspension or has not been revoked.
Sec. 7. [152.26] REGISTRY IDENTIFICATION CARDS.
8.2 Subdivision 1. Registration of qualifying patients and designated caregivers. A
8.3qualifying patient may apply to the commissioner for a registry identification card or for
8.4the renewal of a registry identification card by submitting all of the following:
8.5(1) written certification issued by a licensed practitioner within the 90 days
8.6immediately preceding the date of application;
8.7(2) the application fee of $140, unless the patient receives Social Security disability
8.8or Supplemental Security Insurance payments, or is enrolled in medical assistance and
8.9then the fee is $26; and
8.10(3) an application, including:
8.11(i) name, mailing address, and date of birth of the qualifying patient;
8.12(ii) name, mailing address, and telephone number of the qualifying patient's
8.14(iii) name, mailing address, and date of birth of the qualifying patient's designated
8.15caregiver, if any;
8.16(iv) a signed statement from the designated caregiver, if applicable, agreeing to be
8.17the patient's designated caregiver and certifying that if the application is approved the
8.18designated caregiver is not a registered designated caregiver for more than five registered
8.19qualifying patients; and
8.20(v) name of the qualifying patient's designated alternative treatment center.
8.21The application fees in this subdivision are exempt from section 16A.1285,
8.23 Subd. 2. Issuance. (a) Except as provided in clause (2) and subdivision 4, the
8.25(1) verify the information contained in an application or renewal submitted
8.26according to sections 152.22 to 152.38 and approve or deny an application or renewal
8.27within ten days of receiving a completed application or renewal; and
8.28(2) issue a registry identification card to a qualifying patient and the patient's
8.29designated caregiver, if applicable, within five days of approving the application or
8.30renewal. A designated caregiver must have a registry identification card for each of the
8.31caregiver's qualifying patients.
8.32(b) The commissioner may not issue a registry identification card to a qualifying
8.33patient who is under the age of 18 unless:
8.34(1) the qualifying patient's practitioner has explained the potential risks and benefits
8.35of the medical use of cannabis to the qualifying patient and to the parent, guardian, or
8.36person having legal custody of the qualifying patient;
9.1(2) at least two practitioners have issued a written certification within the 90 days
9.2immediately preceding the date of application;
9.3(3) the parent, guardian, or person having legal custody consents in writing to allow
9.4the qualifying patient's medical use of cannabis; and
9.5(4) a parent, guardian, or person having legal custody of the qualifying patient
9.6consents in writing to:
9.7(i) serve as the qualifying patient's designated caregiver; and
9.8(ii) control the acquisition of cannabis, the dosage, and the frequency of the medical
9.9use of the cannabis by the qualifying patient.
9.10(c) The commissioner must maintain a public list of all registered alternative
9.12 Subd. 3. Contents of registry identification cards. Registry identification cards for
9.13qualifying patients and designated caregivers must contain all of the following:
9.14(1) name and date of birth of the cardholder;
9.15(2) a statement of whether the cardholder is a qualifying patient or a designated
9.17(3) the date of issuance and expiration date of the registry identification card;
9.18(4) a random 20-digit alphanumeric identification number that is unique to the
9.19cardholder and contains at least four numbers and at least four letters;
9.20(5) if the cardholder is a designated caregiver, the random identification number of
9.21the registered qualifying patient the designated caregiver is assisting;
9.22(6) a photograph taken in full-face view directly facing the camera of the cardholder;
9.24(7) the name of the qualifying patient's designated alternative treatment center.
9.25 Subd. 4. Denial of registry identification cards. (a) The commissioner may deny
9.26an application or renewal of a qualifying patient's registry identification card only if the
9.28(1) does not meet the requirements of section 152.22, subdivision 13;
9.29(2) does not provide the information required;
9.30(3) previously had a registry identification card revoked for violating sections
9.31152.22 to 152.38; or
9.32(4) provides false information.
9.33(b) The commissioner may deny an application or renewal of a designated
9.34caregiver's registry identification card only if the applicant:
9.35(1) does not meet the requirements of section 152.22, subdivision 8;
9.36(2) does not provide the information required;
10.1(3) previously had a registry identification card revoked for violating sections
10.2152.22 to 152.38; or
10.3(4) provides false information.
10.4(c) The commissioner shall give written notice to the qualifying patient of the reason
10.5for denying a registry identification card to the qualifying patient or to the qualifying
10.6patient's designated caregiver.
10.7(d) Denial of an application or renewal is considered a final decision of the
10.8commissioner and is subject to judicial review.
10.9 Subd. 5. Expiration. All registry identification cards expire one year after the
10.10date of issue.
10.11 Subd. 6. Lost registry identification cards. If a registry identification card is
10.12lost, the cardholder shall promptly notify the commissioner. Within five days of the
10.13notification, and upon payment of a $25 fee, the commissioner shall issue a new registry
10.14identification card with a new random identification number to the cardholder and, if
10.15the cardholder is a registered qualifying patient, to the registered qualifying patient's
10.16registered designated caregiver, if applicable.
Sec. 8. [152.27] NOTIFICATIONS.
10.18(a) A registered qualifying patient shall notify the commissioner within ten days
10.19of any change in the registered qualifying patient's name, mailing address, designated
10.20caregiver, or if the registered qualifying patient ceases to have a debilitating medical
10.21condition, or if the registered qualifying patient's registry identification card has been
10.22lost or stolen.
10.23(b) A registered designated caregiver shall notify the commissioner within ten days
10.24of any name change or change in mailing address.
10.25(c) A qualifying patient must notify the commissioner of any change in the
10.26qualifying patient's preferred designated alternative treatment center.
10.27(d) If a cardholder notifies the commissioner of any changes listed in this section,
10.28but remains eligible under sections 152.22 to 152.38, the commissioner shall issue the
10.29cardholder a new registry identification card with new random 20-digit alphanumeric
10.30identification numbers within ten days of receiving the updated information and a $10
10.31fee. If the person notifying the commissioner is a registered qualifying patient, the
10.32commissioner shall also issue the patient's registered designated caregiver, if any, a new
10.33registry identification card within ten days of receiving the updated information.
11.1(e) A practitioner shall notify the commissioner when the practitioner no longer
11.2believes that a registered qualifying patient for whom the practitioner has issued a written
11.4(1) suffers from a debilitating medical condition; or
11.5(2) will receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the medical use of cannabis.
11.6(f) When the registered qualifying patient's certifying practitioner notifies the
11.7commissioner that either the registered qualifying patient has ceased to suffer from a
11.8debilitating medical condition or that the practitioner no longer believes the patient would
11.9receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the medical use of cannabis, the card is
11.10void upon notification to the qualifying patient by the commissioner, and the registered
11.11qualifying patient has 15 days to dispose of any cannabis.
11.12(g) When a registered qualifying patient ceases to be a registered qualifying patient
11.13or changes the registered designated caregiver, the commissioner shall promptly notify the
11.14designated caregiver that the caregiver's duties and rights under sections 152.22 to 152.38
11.15for the qualifying patient expire three days after the commissioner sends notification.
11.16(h) A medical cannabis organization shall notify the commissioner within one
11.17business day of any theft or significant loss of cannabis.
11.18(i) The commissioner shall notify all alternative treatment centers when a registry
11.19identification card has been lost by either a qualifying patient or a designated caregiver, or
11.20has been stolen. The notification must be given within five business days of the registry
11.21identification card being reported to the commissioner as lost or stolen.
Sec. 9. [152.28] MEDICAL CANNABIS ORGANIZATION REQUIREMENTS.
11.23(a) The operating documents of a medical cannabis organization must include
11.24procedures for the oversight of the medical cannabis organization and procedures to
11.25ensure accurate record keeping.
11.26(b) A medical cannabis organization shall implement appropriate security measures
11.27to deter and prevent the theft of cannabis and unauthorized entrance into areas containing
11.29(c) All cultivation, harvesting, manufacturing, and packing of cannabis must take
11.30place in an enclosed, locked facility at a physical address provided to the commissioner
11.31during the registration process.
11.32(d) A medical cannabis organization shall not share office space with or refer
11.33patients to a practitioner.
11.34(e) A medical cannabis organization may not permit any person to consume cannabis
11.35on the property of a medical cannabis organization.
12.1(f) Medical cannabis organizations are subject to reasonable inspection by the
12.3(g) A medical cannabis organization may not employ or otherwise allow any person
12.4who is under 21 years of age or who has been convicted of a disqualifying felony offense
12.5to be an agent of the medical cannabis organization. A medical cannabis organization shall
12.6request a criminal history background check on each agent before the agent may begin
12.7working with the medical cannabis organization.
12.8(h) Before cannabis may be dispensed to a registered qualifying patient or a
12.9registered designated caregiver, a registered alternative treatment center agent must:
12.10(1) verify that the registry identification card presented to the alternative treatment
12.11center is valid;
12.12(2) verify that the person presenting the card is the person identified on the registry
12.13identification card presented to the alternative treatment center agent; and
12.14(3) verify that the alternative treatment center where the card is being presented is
12.15the alternative treatment center designated by the qualifying patient.
12.16(i) Information kept or maintained by a medical cannabis organization must identify
12.17cardholders by their registry identification numbers and must not contain names or other
12.18personally identifying information on cardholders.
Sec. 10. [152.29] MEDICAL CANNABIS ORGANIZATION LOCATIONS.
12.20In addition to other zoning regulations applicable within a jurisdiction, a county,
12.21home rule charter or statutory city, or town may enact reasonable zoning regulations
12.22that limit the use of land for alternative treatment centers or safety compliance facilities
12.23to specified areas.
Sec. 11. [152.30] NURSING FACILITIES.
12.25Nursing facilities licensed under chapter 144A, or boarding care homes licensed
12.26under section 144.50, may adopt reasonable restrictions on the medical use of cannabis by
12.27persons receiving services at the facility. The restrictions may include a provision that
12.28the facility will not store or maintain the patient's supply of cannabis, that the facility is
12.29not responsible for providing the cannabis for qualifying patients, and that cannabis be
12.30consumed only in a place specified by the facility. Nothing contained in this section shall
12.31require the facilities to adopt such restrictions, and no facility shall unreasonably limit a
12.32qualifying patient's access to or medical use of cannabis.
Sec. 12. [152.31] VERIFICATION SYSTEM.
13.1The commissioner shall establish a secure telephone or Web-based verification
13.2system. The verification system must allow law enforcement personnel and registered
13.3medical cannabis organizations to enter a registry identification number and determine
13.4whether the number corresponds with a current, valid registry identification card. The
13.5system may disclose only whether the identification card is valid, the name of the
13.6cardholder, whether the cardholder is a qualifying patient or a designated caregiver, the
13.7name of the qualifying patient's designated alternative treatment center, and the registry
13.8identification number of any affiliated registered qualifying patient.
Sec. 13. [152.32] ANNUAL REPORT.
13.10The commissioner shall report annually to the legislature on the number of
13.11applications for registry identification cards, the number of qualifying patients and
13.12designated caregivers approved, the nature of the debilitating medical conditions of the
13.13qualifying patients, the number of registry identification cards revoked, and the number of
13.14practitioners providing written certification for qualifying patients. The commissioner
13.15must not include identifying information on qualifying patients, designated caregivers, or
13.16practitioners in the report.
Sec. 14. [152.33] DATA PRACTICES.
13.18(a) Data in registration applications and supporting data submitted by qualifying
13.19patients, designated caregivers, medical cannabis organizations, and practitioners, are
13.20private data on individuals or nonpublic data as defined in section 13.02.
13.21(b) Government data of the commissioner under sections 152.22 to 152.45 may not
13.22be used for any purpose not provided for in those sections and may not be combined or
13.23linked in any manner with any other list or database.
13.24(c) Data classified under paragraph (a) may be disclosed as necessary for:
13.25(1) the verification of registration certificates and registry identification cards
13.26pursuant to section 152.31;
13.27(2) notification to state or local law enforcement of suspected criminal violations of
13.28sections 152.22 to 152.38;
13.29(3) notification to state or local law enforcement about falsified or fraudulent
13.30information submitted for purposes of obtaining or renewing a registry identification card;
13.31(4) notification to the Board of Medical Practice or the Board of Nursing if there is
13.32reason to believe that a practitioner provided a written certification without completing a
13.33full assessment of the qualifying patient's medical history and current medical condition or
14.1if the commissioner has reason to believe the practitioner otherwise violated the standard
14.2of care for evaluating medical conditions;
14.3(5) purposes of complying with chapter 13; and
14.4(6) purposes of complying with a request from the legislative auditor or the state
14.5auditor in the performance of official duties.
14.6(d) The commissioner may confirm the cardholder's status as a registered qualifying
14.7patient or a registered designated caregiver to a third party with the cardholder's informed
Sec. 15. [152.34] PROTECTIONS FOR THE MEDICAL USE OF CANNABIS.
14.10 Subdivision 1. Presumption. (a) There is a presumption that a qualifying patient
14.11or designated caregiver is engaged in the authorized medical use of cannabis pursuant to
14.12sections 152.22 to 152.38. The presumption exists if the qualifying patient or designated
14.14(1) is in possession of a registry identification card; and
14.15(2) is in possession of an amount of cannabis that does not exceed the allowable
14.16amount of cannabis.
14.17(b) The presumption may be rebutted by evidence that conduct related to the medical
14.18use of cannabis was not for the purpose of treating or alleviating the qualifying patient's
14.19debilitating medical condition or symptoms associated with the qualifying patient's
14.20debilitating medical condition pursuant to sections 152.22 to 152.38.
14.21 Subd. 2. Qualifying patient and designated caregiver. A registered qualifying
14.22patient or registered designated caregiver who possesses a valid registry identification card
14.23is not subject to arrest, prosecution, or penalty in any manner, including any civil penalty,
14.24or denial of any right or privilege, or disciplinary action by a court or occupational or
14.25professional licensing board or bureau for:
14.26(1) the registered qualifying patient's medical use of cannabis pursuant to sections
14.27152.22 to 152.38, if the registered qualifying patient does not possess more than the
14.28allowable amount of cannabis;
14.29(2) the registered designated caregiver assisting a registered qualifying patient to
14.30whom the caregiver is connected through the commissioner's registration process with
14.31the registered qualifying patient's medical use of cannabis pursuant to sections 152.22 to
14.32152.38, if the registered qualifying patient does not possess more than the allowable
14.33amount of cannabis;
15.1(3) reimbursement by a registered qualifying patient to the patient's registered
15.2designated caregiver for direct costs incurred by the registered designated caregiver for
15.3assisting with the registered qualifying patient's medical use of cannabis;
15.4(4) transferring cannabis to a safety compliance facility for testing;
15.5(5) compensating an alternative treatment center or a safety compliance facility
15.6for goods or services provided; or
15.7(6) offering or providing cannabis to a registered qualifying patient or a registered
15.8designated caregiver for a registered qualifying patient's medical use.
15.9 Subd. 3. Dismissal of charges. If a qualifying patient or a designated caregiver who
15.10is not in possession of a registry identification card is arrested for possession of an amount
15.11of cannabis that does not exceed the allowable amount or is charged with this, the patient
15.12or caregiver shall be released from custody and the charges dismissed upon production of
15.13a valid registry identification card issued in the person's name.
15.14 Subd. 4. Practitioner. A practitioner may not be subject to arrest, prosecution,
15.15or penalty in any manner, or denied any right or privilege, including civil penalty or
15.16disciplinary action by the Board of Medical Practice or the Board of Nursing or by
15.17another business, occupational, or professional licensing board or entity, based solely
15.18on providing written certifications or for otherwise stating that, in the practitioner's
15.19professional opinion, a patient is likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the
15.20medical use of cannabis to treat or alleviate the patient's debilitating medical condition
15.21or symptoms associated with the debilitating medical condition. Nothing in sections
15.22152.22 to 152.38 prevents a professional licensing board from sanctioning a practitioner
15.23for failing to properly evaluate a patient's medical condition or otherwise violating the
15.24standard of care for evaluating medical conditions.
15.25 Subd. 5. Legal counsel. An attorney may not be subject to disciplinary action by the
15.26Minnesota State Bar Association or other professional licensing association for providing
15.27legal assistance to prospective or registered alternative treatment centers, prospective or
15.28registered safety compliance facilities, or others related to activity that is no longer subject
15.29to criminal penalties under state law pursuant to sections 152.22 to 152.38.
15.30 Subd. 6. Arrest and prosecution prohibited. No person may be subject to arrest,
15.31prosecution, or penalty in any manner, or denied any right or privilege, including any
15.32civil penalty or disciplinary action by a court or occupational or professional licensing
15.33board or bureau, for:
15.34(1) providing or selling cannabis paraphernalia to a cardholder or to a medical
15.35cannabis organization upon presentation of a valid registry identification card or
15.36registration certificate; or
16.1(2) being in the presence or vicinity of the medical use of cannabis authorized under
16.2sections 152.22 to 152.38.
16.3 Subd. 7. Alternative treatment center. (a) An alternative treatment center or an
16.4alternative treatment center's agent is not subject to prosecution, search, or inspection,
16.5except by the commissioner pursuant to section 152.28, paragraph (f); seizure; or penalty
16.6in any manner; and may not be denied any right or privilege, including civil penalty or
16.7disciplinary action by a court or business licensing board or entity; for acting pursuant to
16.8sections 152.22 to 152.38, and rules authorized by sections 152.22 to 152.38 to:
16.9(1) possess, plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, produce, process,
16.10manufacture, compound, convert, prepare, pack, repack, or store cannabis;
16.11(2) possess, produce, store, or transport cannabis paraphernalia;
16.12(3) purchase or obtain cannabis seeds from a cardholder or an entity that is registered
16.13to distribute cannabis under the laws of another state;
16.14(4) deliver, transfer, or transport cannabis, cannabis paraphernalia, or related supplies
16.15and educational materials to or from other medical cannabis organizations;
16.16(5) compensate a safety compliance facility for services or goods provided;
16.17(6) purchase or otherwise acquire cannabis from another registered alternative
16.18treatment center; or
16.19(7) dispense, supply, or sell, or deliver cannabis, cannabis paraphernalia, or
16.20related supplies and educational materials to registered qualifying patients, to registered
16.21designated caregivers on behalf of registered qualifying patients, or to other alternative
16.23(b) The immunity provided in paragraph (a) does not apply to activities that are
16.24not permitted under sections 152.22 to 152.38, and rules authorized by sections 152.22
16.26 Subd. 8. Safety compliance facility. (a) A safety compliance facility or a safety
16.27compliance facility agent is not subject to prosecution, search, or inspection, except by the
16.28commissioner pursuant to section 152.28, paragraph (g); seizure; or penalty in any manner;
16.29and may not be denied any right or privilege, including civil penalty or disciplinary action
16.30by a court or business licensing board or entity; for acting pursuant to sections 152.22 to
16.31152.38 and rules authorized by sections 152.22 to 152.38, to provide the following services:
16.32(1) acquiring, possessing, or transporting cannabis obtained from registry
16.33identification cardholders or medical cannabis organizations;
16.34(2) returning the cannabis to the registry identification cardholder or medical
16.35cannabis organization from whom it was obtained;
16.36(3) producing or selling educational materials related to cannabis;
17.1(4) producing, possessing, selling, or transporting cannabis paraphernalia and
17.2equipment or materials other than cannabis to medical cannabis organizations or to
17.3cardholders, including lab equipment and packaging materials;
17.4(5) testing cannabis, including for potency, pesticides, mold, or contaminants;
17.5(6) providing training to cardholders; or
17.6(7) receiving compensation for services or goods other than cannabis provided
17.7under sections 152.22 to 152.38.
17.8(b) The immunity provided in paragraph (a) does not apply to activities that are
17.9not permitted under sections 152.22 to 152.38, and rules authorized by sections 152.22
17.11 Subd. 9. Property rights. Any interest in or right to property that is lawfully
17.12possessed, owned, or used in connection with the medical use of cannabis as authorized in
17.13sections 152.22 to 152.38, or acts incidental to such use, is not forfeited under sections
17.14609.531 to 609.5318.
17.15 Subd. 10. Discrimination prohibited. (a) No school or landlord may refuse to
17.16enroll or lease to and may not otherwise penalize a person solely for the person's status
17.17as a cardholder, unless failing to do so would violate federal law or regulations or cause
17.18the school or landlord to lose a monetary or licensing-related benefit under federal law
17.20(b) For the purposes of medical care, including organ transplants, a registered
17.21qualifying patient's medical use of cannabis according to sections 152.22 to 152.38 is
17.22considered the equivalent of the authorized use of any other medication used at the
17.23discretion of a physician and does not constitute the use of an illicit substance or otherwise
17.24disqualify a qualifying patient from needed medical care.
17.25(c) Unless a failure to do so would violate federal law or regulations or cause an
17.26employer to lose a monetary or licensing-related benefit under federal law or regulations,
17.27an employer may not discriminate against a person in hiring, termination, or any term or
17.28condition of employment, or otherwise penalize a person, if the discrimination is based
17.29upon either of the following:
17.30(1) the person's status as a registered qualifying patient or a registered designated
17.32(2) a registered qualifying patient's positive drug test for cannabis components
17.33or metabolites, unless the patient used, possessed, or was impaired by cannabis on the
17.34premises of the place of employment or during the hours of employment.
17.35(d) A person shall not be denied custody of or visitation rights or parenting time
17.36with a minor solely for the person's status as a registered qualifying patient or a registered
18.1designated caregiver, and there shall be no presumption of neglect or child endangerment
18.2for conduct allowed under sections 152.22 to 152.38, unless the person's behavior is
18.3such that it creates an unreasonable danger to the safety of the minor as established by
18.4clear and convincing evidence.
18.5 Subd. 11. Card as probable cause. Possession of or application for a registry
18.6identification card by a person entitled to possess or apply for the card does not constitute
18.7probable cause or reasonable suspicion, nor shall it be used to support a search of the
18.8person or property of the person possessing or applying for the registry identification
18.9card, or otherwise subject the person or property of the person to inspection by any
Sec. 16. [152.36] SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION.
18.12 Subdivision 1. Suspension or revocation of registration certificate. The
18.13commissioner may by motion or on complaint, after investigation and opportunity
18.14for a public hearing at which the medical cannabis organization has been afforded an
18.15opportunity to be heard, suspend or revoke a registration certificate for multiple negligent
18.16violations or for a serious and knowing violation by the registrant or any of its agents of
18.17sections 152.22 to 152.38, or any rules adopted pursuant to section 152.24.
18.18 Subd. 2. Notice. The commissioner shall provide notice of suspension, revocation,
18.19fine, or other sanction, as well as the required notice of the hearing, by mailing the same
18.20in writing to the registered organization at the address on the registration certificate. A
18.21suspension shall not be longer than six months.
18.22 Subd. 3. Suspensions. An alternative medical center may continue to cultivate and
18.23possess cannabis during a suspension, but it may not dispense, transfer, or sell cannabis.
18.24 Subd. 4. Diversion by medical cannabis organization. The commissioner shall
18.25immediately revoke the registration certificate of a medical cannabis organization that
18.26violates section 152.37, subdivision 2, and its board members and principal officers may not
18.27serve as board members or principal officers for any other medical cannabis organization.
18.28 Subd. 5. Diversion by cardholder. The commissioner shall immediately revoke the
18.29registry identification card of any cardholder who transfers cannabis to a person who is not
18.30allowed to possess cannabis for medical purposes under sections 152.22 to 152.38, and the
18.31cardholder is disqualified from further participation under sections 152.22 to 152.38.
18.32 Subd. 6. Revocation of registry identification card. The commissioner may
18.33revoke the registry identification card of any registered qualifying patient or registered
18.34designated caregiver who knowingly commits a serious violation of this chapter.
19.1 Subd. 7. Judicial review. Revocation is a final decision of the commissioner,
19.2subject to judicial review.
Sec. 17. [152.37] VIOLATIONS.
19.4 Subdivision 1. Failure to provide required notice; civil penalty. A registered
19.5qualifying patient, designated caregiver, or registered organization that willfully fails to
19.6provide a notice required by section 152.27 is guilty of a petty misdemeanor, punishable
19.7by a fine of no more than $150.
19.8 Subd. 2. Intentional diversion; criminal penalty. In addition to any other
19.9applicable penalty in law, a medical cannabis organization or an agent of a medical
19.10cannabis organization who intentionally transfers cannabis to a person other than a
19.11qualifying patient, a designated caregiver, or a medical cannabis organization or its
19.12agent is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than two years or
19.13by payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both. A person convicted under this
19.14subdivision may not continue to be affiliated with the medical cannabis organization and
19.15is disqualified from further participation under sections 152.22 to 152.38.
19.16 Subd. 3. Diversion by cardholder; criminal penalty. In addition to any other
19.17applicable penalty in law, a registered qualifying patient or registered designated caregiver
19.18who intentionally sells or otherwise transfers cannabis to a person other than a qualifying
19.19patient or a designated caregiver is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not
19.20more than two years or by payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both.
19.21 Subd. 4. Transfer of registry identification card; criminal penalty. In addition to
19.22any other applicable penalty in law, a qualifying patient or designated caregiver who sells,
19.23transfers, loans, or otherwise gives another person the qualifying patient's or designated
19.24caregiver's registry identification card, or a person who without authority uses another's
19.25card, is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than two
19.26years, or payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both.
19.27 Subd. 5. False statement; criminal penalty. A person who intentionally makes a
19.28false statement to a law enforcement official about any fact or circumstance relating to
19.29the medical use of cannabis to avoid arrest or prosecution is guilty of a misdemeanor
19.30punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or by payment of a fine of not
19.31more than $1,000, or both. The penalty is in addition to any other penalties that may
19.32apply for making a false statement or for the possession, cultivation, or sale of cannabis
19.33not protected by sections 152.22 to 152.38. If a person convicted of violating this section
19.34is a qualifying patient or a designated caregiver, the person is disqualified from further
19.35participation under sections 152.22 to 152.38.
20.1 Subd. 6. Submission of false records; criminal penalty. A person who knowingly
20.2submits false records or documentation required by the commissioner to certify a medical
20.3cannabis organization under sections 152.22 to 152.38 is guilty of a felony and may
20.4be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than two years, or payment of a fine of not
20.5more than $3,000, or both.
20.6 Subd. 7. Violation by practitioner; criminal penalty. A practitioner who
20.7knowingly refers patients to a medical cannabis organization or to a designated caregiver,
20.8who advertises in a medical cannabis organization, or who issues written certifications
20.9while holding a financial interest in a medical cannabis organization is guilty of a
20.10misdemeanor and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or
20.11payment of a fine of not more than $1,000, or both.
20.12 Subd. 8. Breach of confidentiality; criminal penalty. It is a misdemeanor for any
20.13person, including the commissioner or another state agency or local government, to breach
20.14the confidentiality of information obtained pursuant to sections 152.22 to 152.38.
20.15 Subd. 9. Other violations; civil penalty. A medical cannabis organization shall
20.16be fined up to $1,000 for any violation of sections 152.22 to 152.38, or the regulations
20.17issued pursuant to them, where no penalty has been specified. This penalty is in addition
20.18to any other applicable penalties in law.
20.19 Subd. 10. Unauthorized use of cannabis; civil penalty. A registered qualifying
20.20patient who smokes cannabis is subject to a civil penalty punishable by a fine of no more
Sec. 18. [152.38] IMPLEMENTATION.
20.23The commissioner must begin issuing registry identification cards and registration
20.24certificates under sections 152.22 to 152.37 by July 1, 2015.
Sec. 19. [152.39] FEES.
20.26(a) The fees in sections 152.22 to 152.38 are deposited in the state government
20.27special revenue fund for use by the commissioner to administer sections 152.22 to 152.38.
20.28(b) The total fees collected must generate revenues sufficient to implement and
20.29administer sections 152.22 to 152.38, except fee revenue may be offset or supplemented
20.30by private donations.
20.31(c) The total amount of revenue from registration certificate application and renewal
20.32fees must be sufficient to implement and administer the provisions of sections 152.22 to
20.33152.38 relating to medical cannabis organizations, including the verification system,
20.34except fee revenue may be offset or supplemented by private donations.
21.1(d) The commissioner may establish a sliding scale of patient application and
21.2renewal fees based upon a qualifying patient's household income.
21.3(e) The commissioner may accept private donations to reduce application and
Sec. 20. [152.40] MEDICAL CANNABIS ADVISORY COUNCIL.
21.6 Subdivision 1. Membership. The Medical Cannabis Advisory Council consists
21.7of the following nine members:
21.8(1) four health care practitioners with experience in treating patients with debilitating
21.9medical conditions, appointed by the commissioner of health;
21.10(2) a representative of patients with debilitating medical conditions, appointed by
21.11the commissioner of health;
21.12(3) the commissioner of public safety or a designee;
21.13(4) the commissioner of health or a designee;
21.14(5) the commissioner of human services or a designee; and
21.15(6) a chemist or other scientist with professional expertise in evaluating the
21.16properties and qualities of cannabis, appointed by the commissioner of health.
21.17 Subd. 2. Duties. The advisory council shall:
21.18 (1) make recommendations to the commissioner and the legislature on implementing
21.19sections 152.22 to 152.39;
21.20(2) assist the commissioner in reviewing petitions to add medical conditions,
21.21symptoms, or treatments to the list of debilitating medical conditions;
21.22(3) provide recommendations on rules to be adopted;
21.23(4) investigate and make recommendations related to the effectiveness of alternative
21.24treatment centers, individually and collectively, in serving the needs of qualifying patients;
21.25(5) investigate and make recommendations related to the sufficiency of the
21.26regulatory and security safeguards adopted; and
21.27(6) investigate and make recommendations related to best practices in other states
21.28that allow for the medical use of cannabis.
21.29 Subd. 3. Governance. The council shall be governed by section 15.059.
21.30 Subd. 4. Chair; meetings. The commissioner of health or the commissioner's
21.31designee shall serve as chair of the council and must convene meetings at least quarterly.
21.32A quorum is not required for council action.
21.33 Subd. 5. Reports. The council must report to the commissioner of health on an
21.34ongoing basis on the actions of the council, and must consult with the commissioner in the
21.35preparation of the report to the legislature under section 152.45.
22.1 Subd. 6. Staffing. The commissioner of health must provide staffing and
22.2administrative support to the council as needed for the council to fulfill its duties.
22.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 21. [152.45] ASSESSMENT OF THE MEDICINAL USE OF CANNABIS.
22.5(a) The commissioner of health, in consultation with the Medical Cannabis Advisory
22.6Council, shall assess the impacts of the use of cannabis for medical purposes in Minnesota.
22.7The assessment must address issues and concerns identified by community representatives
22.8with particular emphasis on:
22.9(1) program design and implementation, including verification procedures and
22.10provisions to prevent diversion;
22.11(2) patient experiences;
22.12(3) impact on the health care provider community;
22.13(4) impact on substance abuse;
22.14(5) access to and quality of product;
22.15(6) law enforcement activities and concerns;
22.16(7) public awareness and perception; and
22.17(8) any unintended consequences.
22.18(b) The commissioner of health shall submit a biennial assessment report on the
22.19issues identified in paragraph (a), and any other issue identified by the commissioner or the
22.20advisory council to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees
22.21and divisions with jurisdiction over health and human services, judiciary, and civil law
22.22with the first report due February 15, 2015, and every other February 15th thereafter.
22.23(c) As part of the report submitted on February 15, 2015, the commissioner of
22.24health shall include (1) an assessment of experiences of other states with current medical
22.25cannabis programs; (2) a review of existing medical research and literature on the
22.26necessary amounts of product and the effectiveness of different delivery systems; and (3)
22.27development of a method to track practitioners who are providing written certifications
22.28to registered qualifying patients, and the debilitating medical conditions that have been
22.29certified by these practitioners.
22.30(d) Each January 15, beginning January 15, 2015, and ending January 15, 2019,
22.31the commissioner of public safety shall report on the costs incurred by the Department
22.32of Public Safety and other law enforcement entities on implementing sections 152.22 to
22.33152.40, and the commissioner of health shall report on the costs incurred by the Department
22.34of Health in implementing sections 152.22 to 152.40. The reports must compare actual
22.35costs to the estimated costs of implementing these sections and must be submitted to the
23.1chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with
23.2jurisdiction over health and human services and criminal justice policy and funding.
23.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 256B.0625, subdivision 13d, is amended to
Subd. 13d. Drug formulary.
(a) The commissioner shall establish a drug
formulary. Its establishment and publication shall not be subject to the requirements of the
Administrative Procedure Act, but the Formulary Committee shall review and comment
on the formulary contents.
(b) The formulary shall not include:
(1) drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients, or products for which there is no
(2) over-the-counter drugs, except as provided in subdivision 13;
(3) drugs or active pharmaceutical ingredients used for weight loss, except that
medically necessary lipase inhibitors may be covered for a recipient with type II diabetes;
(4) drugs or active pharmaceutical ingredients when used for the treatment of
impotence or erectile dysfunction;
(5) drugs or active pharmaceutical ingredients for which medical value has not
been established; and
(6) drugs from manufacturers who have not signed a rebate agreement with the
Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to section 1927 of title XIX of the
Social Security Act
23.23(7) cannabis as defined in section 152.22.
(c) If a single-source drug used by at least two percent of the fee-for-service
medical assistance recipients is removed from the formulary due to the failure of the
manufacturer to sign a rebate agreement with the Department of Health and Human
Services, the commissioner shall notify prescribing practitioners within 30 days of
receiving notification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that a
rebate agreement was not signed.
Sec. 23. ADVISORY COUNCIL INITIAL APPOINTMENTS; INITIAL
23.32 The commissioner of health shall make initial appointments to the Medical Cannabis
23.33Advisory Council established in Minnesota Statutes, section 152.40, by July 15, 2014, and
23.34shall convene the first meeting of the council by August 1, 2014.
24.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Sec. 24. APPROPRIATIONS.
24.3(a) $3,516,000 in fiscal year 2015 is appropriated from the state government special
24.4revenue fund to the commissioner of health to implement Minnesota Statutes, sections
24.5152.22 to 152.45. The base for this appropriation is $2,897,000 in fiscal year 2016 and
24.6$2,357,000 in fiscal year 2017.
24.7(b) $117,000 in fiscal year 2015 is appropriated from the state government special
24.8revenue fund to the commissioner of health to conduct the assessment of the medicinal
24.9use of cannabis as described in section 21. The base for this appropriation is $124,000
24.10in fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The commissioner of health shall execute an interagency
24.11agreement to transfer $609,000 in fiscal year 2015 to the commissioner of public safety
24.12for enforcement activities related to Minnesota Statutes, sections 152.22 to 152.45. The
24.13base for this purpose is $609,000 in fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
Sec. 25. EFFECTIVE DATE.
24.15Sections 1 to 3, 5 to 19, and 22 are effective July 1, 2014.
Amend the title accordingly