The 2014 Legislature passed a bill, SF 2470, that legalizes medical cannabis for specific illnesses. Minnesota is the 22nd state to grant some level of legal access to the drug for medicinal purposes, but it has the nation's most restrictive medical marijuana law. Unlike most states with medical marijuana laws, Minnesota does not allow the smoking of marijuana leaves. Only the use of pills, oils, or vaporizing of a cannabis compound through a device similar to an e-cigarette is allowed.
That bill also created the 23 member task force. All members must be appointed by July 15, 2014, and the commissioner of health shall convene the first meeting of the task force by August 1, 2014.
The task force does not expire.