We need the help/support/input of all our medical cannabis patients including their friends and family
Please take just two minutes to send a very short email (two sentences will do it) to: firstname.lastname@example.org in support of using tax monies from the sale of legalized cannabis to help SAVE MINNESOTA’S MEDICAL CANNABIS PROGRAM.
February 21st at 1:00 p.m. in The Senate Building.
95 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55155
To get on the schedule to testify, please send an email to Jason Tarasek: email@example.com
SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS ON WHY YOUR SUPPORT TO FUND CANNABIS PHARMACISTS IS CRUCIAL FOR THE SURVIVAL OF THIS PROGRAM.
On behalf of Minnesota medical-cannabis patients, we are concerned that the proposed adult-use marijuana legislation (HF100/SF73), as drafted, would cause the demise of Minnesota’s medical-cannabis program.
Because the anticipated tax rate for adult-use marijuana is so low, we expect that many adults might simply choose to self-medicate, rather than seeking the expert advice of cannabis pharmacists, who tailor medicine to the needs of patients
Additionally, because only 21+ adults would be eligible to legally purchase adult-use marijuana, we are concerned that Minnesota children, who currently benefit from medical cannabis, would have nowhere to turn.
We propose a couple possible solutions:
- Dedicate a portion of the tax revenue from sales of adult-use products to the medical-cannabis program; and
- Incentivize license applicants seeking to serve the adult-use market to also serve medical-cannabis patients.
Unless we take steps NOW to save the medical program, we are concerned that the program would cease to exist after Minnesota legalizes adult-use marijuana.
We have been meeting with other lobbyists, stakeholders and medical-cannabis patients to devise ways to save the medical program.
In the excitement surrounding efforts to legalize adult-use marijuana in Minnesota, we are hopeful that legislators will not forget about medical-cannabis patients.
Medical cannabis works. It helps Minnesotans manage a variety of ailments every day.
Because marijuana is still federally illegal, physicians may not prescribe marijuana. Rather, physicians certify that a patient has a covered condition and then refer the patient to a medical-cannabis dispensary for a meeting with a cannabis pharmacist, who then prescribes the medicine.
For more info:
Contact Dr. Jacob Mirman, Life Medical, P.A., 952-933-8900, jmirman@LifeMedical.us.
Dr. Mirman has been certifying patients for medical cannabis since 2015 and can attest to its superior results for a number of medical conditions.