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HF 813

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/09/2021 12:30pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/08/2021

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health; modifying the medical cannabis program; allowing combustion
of dried raw cannabis by patients age 21 or older; amending Minnesota Statutes
2020, sections 152.22, subdivision 6; 152.29, subdivision 3.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 152.22, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

Subd. 6.

Medical cannabis.

(a) "Medical cannabis" means any species of the genus
cannabis plant, or any mixture or preparation of them, including whole plant extracts and
resins, and is delivered in the form of:

(1) liquid, including, but not limited to, oil;

(2) pill;

(3) vaporized delivery method with use of liquid or oil deleted text begin but which does not require the
use of dried leaves or plant form; or
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new text begin (4) combustion with use of dried raw cannabis; or
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deleted text begin (4)deleted text end new text begin (5)new text end any other methoddeleted text begin , excluding smoking,deleted text end approved by the commissioner.

(b) This definition includes any part of the genus cannabis plant prior to being processed
into a form allowed under paragraph (a), that is possessed by a person while that person is
engaged in employment duties necessary to carry out a requirement under sections 152.22
to 152.37 for a registered manufacturer or a laboratory under contract with a registered
manufacturer. This definition also includes any hemp acquired by a manufacturer by a hemp
grower as permitted under section 152.29, subdivision 1, paragraph (b).

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 152.29, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Manufacturer; distribution.

(a) A manufacturer shall require that employees
licensed as pharmacists pursuant to chapter 151 be the only employees to give final approval
for the distribution of medical cannabis to a patient. A manufacturer may transport medical
cannabis or medical cannabis products that have been cultivated, harvested, manufactured,
packaged, and processed by that manufacturer to another registered manufacturer for the
other manufacturer to distribute.

(b) A manufacturer may distribute medical cannabis products, whether or not the products
have been manufactured by that manufacturer.

(c) Prior to distribution of any medical cannabis, the manufacturer shall:

(1) verify that the manufacturer has received the registry verification from the
commissioner for that individual patient;

(2) verify that the person requesting the distribution of medical cannabis is the patient,
the patient's registered designated caregiver, or the patient's parent, legal guardian, or spouse
listed in the registry verification using the procedures described in section 152.11, subdivision

(3) assign a tracking number to any medical cannabis distributed from the manufacturer;

(4) ensure that any employee of the manufacturer licensed as a pharmacist pursuant to
chapter 151 has consulted with the patient to determine the proper dosage for the individual
patient after reviewing the ranges of chemical compositions of the medical cannabis and
the ranges of proper dosages reported by the commissioner. For purposes of this clause, a
consultation may be conducted remotely using a videoconference, so long as the employee
providing the consultation is able to confirm the identity of the patient, the consultation
occurs while the patient is at a distribution facility, and the consultation adheres to patient
privacy requirements that apply to health care services delivered through telemedicine;

(5) properly package medical cannabis in compliance with the United States Poison
Prevention Packing Act regarding child-resistant packaging and exemptions for packaging
for elderly patients, and label distributed medical cannabis with a list of all active ingredients
and individually identifying information, including:

(i) the patient's name and date of birth;

(ii) the name and date of birth of the patient's registered designated caregiver or, if listed
on the registry verification, the name of the patient's parent or legal guardian, if applicable;

(iii) the patient's registry identification number;

(iv) the chemical composition of the medical cannabis; and

(v) the dosage; and

(6) ensure that the medical cannabis distributed contains a maximum of a 90-day supply
of the dosage determined for that patient.

(d) A manufacturer shall require any employee of the manufacturer who is transporting
medical cannabis or medical cannabis products to a distribution facility or to another
registered manufacturer to carry identification showing that the person is an employee of
the manufacturer.

new text begin (e) A manufacturer shall distribute medical cannabis in dried raw cannabis form only
to a patient age 21 or older, or to the registered designated caregiver, parent, legal guardian,
or spouse of a patient age 21 or older.
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