Under Minnesota Statutes, section 152.29, subdivision 1, the operating documents of a medical cannabis manufacturer must describe operational and management practices, including:
security measures to deter and prevent theft of medical cannabis;
unauthorized entrance into areas containing medical cannabis;
types and quantities of medical cannabis products that are produced at the manufacturing facility;
methods of planting, harvesting, drying, and storage of medical cannabis;
estimated quantity of all crop inputs used in production;
estimated quantity of waste material to be generated;
disposal methods for all waste materials;
employee training methods for the specific phases of production;
biosecurity measures used in production and in manufacturing;
strategies for reconciling discrepancies in plant material or medical cannabis;
sampling strategy and quality testing for labeling purposes;
medical cannabis packaging and labeling procedures;
procedures for the mandatory and voluntary recall of medical cannabis;
plans for responding to a security breach at a manufacturing or distribution facility, or while medical cannabis is in transit to a manufacturing or distribution facility;
business continuity plan;
records relating to all transport activities; and
other information requested by the commissioner.
A person may not own and operate a manufacturing facility unless the person is registered as a medical cannabis manufacturer by the commissioner under Minnesota Statutes, section 152.25.
A medical cannabis manufacturer and its employees, agents, or owners may not:
cultivate, produce, or manufacture medical cannabis in any location except in those areas designated for those activities in the registration agreement;
sell or distribute medical cannabis or medical cannabis products from any location except its distribution facilities;
produce or manufacture medical cannabis for use outside of Minnesota;
sell or distribute medical cannabis to any person other than a registered:
parent or legal guardian; or
designated registered caregiver;
deliver or transport medical cannabis to any location except the manufacturer's production facility or distribution facilities, a waste-to-energy facility, another manufacturer's distribution facilities, a testing laboratory approved by the commissioner, and a laboratory selected by the commissioner to conduct audit testing under part 4770.3035;
permit the consumption of medical cannabis at a distribution facility.
A medical cannabis manufacturer is prohibited from employing any person who has a disqualifying felony offense as shown by a Minnesota criminal history background check or a federal criminal history background check performed by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension under Minnesota Statutes, section 152.29, subdivision 1.
A medical cannabis manufacturer may not:
permit a health care practitioner who certifies qualifying conditions for patients to:
hold a direct or indirect economic interest in the medical cannabis manufacturer;
serve on the board of directors or as an employee of the medical cannabis manufacturer; or
advertise with the medical cannabis manufacturer in any capacity;
accept or solicit any form of remuneration from a health care practitioner who certifies qualifying conditions for patients; or
offer any form of remuneration from a health care practitioner who certifies qualifying conditions for patients.
39 SR 1080; 46 SR 1011
June 15, 2022
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes