Medical marijuana became legal in Minnesota in 2014 with the passing of Senate Bill 2470 and the state’s first dispensary opening in 2015. The program has drawn a number of detractors as being overly restrictive, with few dispensaries and in the state, and limited forms of cannabis (pill, liquid, or topical form are allowed).

Advocates for cannabis in the state are hopeful for reforms in the future. State legislators are currently debating a number of bills, as well as options for passing reform by ballot measures.