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June 2016

Minnesota's Medical Cannabis Law is One Year Old

A year ago this month, Minnesota’s medical cannabis law took effect. The program is still in its nascent phase, but the Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Medical Cannabis issued its first report on the experience of participants last month. Of the 435 people who joined the program between July 2015 and September 2015, more than half responded to a survey designed by the Office of Medical Cannabis, inviting them to share how the program has affected their health. This data is paired with responses from patients’ certifying health care practitioners, who reported on their own impressions of the impact medical cannabis has had for their patients.

Minnesota is now among the 25 states, along with the District of Columbia and Guam, that have a medical marijuana and cannabis program. A summary of state medical marijuana laws from the National Conference of State Legislatures details the particulars of and differences between state programs.

One change is already on the horizon for this new program. Starting on August 1, patients with intractable pain will now be eligible to participate. This decision from the Minnesota Department of Health came after a period of study and public comment. A vast majority of commenters recommended adding intractable pain to the list of qualifying conditions, though an MDH panel of clinicians recommended it not be added. The Commissioner's decision to add the condition puts Minnesota in line with many other states where chronic pain is a common reason medical marijuana is prescribed.

New & Notable Books and Reports

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Banking & Financial Services

Upper Midwest Financial Directory. Accuity. 2016. Ref HG2441.B35 2016.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Children/Youth/Families

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support. Census Bureau. January 2016. HC110 .I5 C87 2013.

Computers & Technology

Enterprise Information Technology Portfolio Report. Office of MN.IT Services.  JK6149.A8 S736 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0425.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 318 Art. 1 Sec. 10 (Minn. Stat. 16E.04 Subd. 2)http://mn.gov/mnit/assets/MNIT%20Enterprise%20IT%20Project%20Portfolio_2016_tcm38-222911.pdf
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 318 Art. 1 Sec. 8 (Minn. Stat. 16E.01 Subd. 3 (f))http://mn.gov/mnit/assets/MNIT%20Enterprise%20IT%20Project%20Portfolio_2016_tcm38-222911.pdf

Crime & Corrections

Agreement Between the Minnesota Law Enforcement Association and the State of Minnesota. Minn. Management & Budget.  HD8005.6.U53 M63a 2015/2017. Minn. Publication 16-0548.

Reitz, Nate. Answers to Taskforce Questions Raised During October Meeting. Minn. Sentencing Guidelines Commission. November 18, 2015. KFM5983.2 .R452 2015. Minn. Publication 16-0071.

Meat Processing for Inmates. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture. March 1, 2016. HD8039.B962 U6 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0431.
Mandated by: 2015 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 4 Art. 1 Sec. 2 Subd. 2http://www.mda.state.mn.us/news/~/media/Files/news/govrelations/legrpt-nerccmeat.pdf

Overview of Drugs and Prison in Minnesota: Presentation to Prison Population Taskforce. Minn. Sentencing Guidelines Commission. November 18, 2015. KFM5983.2 .R453 2015. Minn. Publication 16-0070.

Economics/Economy

Hine, Steve. Minnesota Cost of Living Study Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. May 2016. HD6993.M6 M56 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0558.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 85 Art. 3 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 116J.013)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2016/mandated/160558.pdf

Education-Higher

Educating for the Future: Baseline Estimates of Minnesota's Educational Attainment. Office of Higher Education. May 2, 2016. LC148.3.M6 E38 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0436.
Mandated by: 2015 Minn. Laws Chap. 69 Art. 3 Sec. 25http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/pdf/EducatingForTheFuture.pdf

Protections for Human Subjects in Research Studies at the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry: A Preliminary Assessment of Reforms. Office of the Legislative Auditor. May 19, 2016. R853.H8 P76 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0538.

University of Minnesota Performance Measures. University of Minnesota. 2016. LA310.5 .M568 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0467.
Mandated by: 2015 Minn. Laws Chap. 69 Art. 1 Sec. 5 Subd. 2http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2016/mandated/160467.pdf

Education-K-12

Technology Counts. Education Week. June 9, 2016. Ref LB1028.3 .T395 2016.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Energy Issues

Clean Power Plan: Frequently Asked Questions. Legislative Energy Commission. April 8, 2016. TD885.5.C3 C54 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0518.

Environment/Natural Resources

Clean Power Plan: Frequently Asked Questions. Legislative Energy Commission. April 8, 2016. TD885.5.C3 C54 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0518.

Ixodes Scapularis Distribution Study Report (Deer Tick Distribution Study). Metropolitan Mosquito Control District. 2016. QL458.2 .I9 M48 2015. Minn. Publication 16-0535.

Minnesota Great River Road Corridor Management Plan. Mississippi River Parkway Commission. 2016. HE356.G7 M56 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0536.

Fires & Fire Fighters

Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association Pension Fund: GASB 67 Valuation Report. Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association. 2016. HD7116.F52 B56c 2015. Minn. Publication 16-0452.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2016/other/160452.pdf

Gambling

Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report. Casino City Press. 2016. E98 .G18 M45 2016.

Governing/Government-State

Archaeology in Minnesota: Annual Report of the State Archaeologist. Office of the State Archaeologist. January 2016. F607.M57 2015. Minn. Publication 16-0376.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 138.38http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2016/mandated/160376.pdf

Enterprise Information Technology Portfolio Report. Office of MN.IT Services.  JK6149.A8 S736 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0425.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 318 Art. 1 Sec. 10 (Minn. Stat. 16E.04 Subd. 2)http://mn.gov/mnit/assets/MNIT%20Enterprise%20IT%20Project%20Portfolio_2016_tcm38-222911.pdf
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 318 Art. 1 Sec. 8 (Minn. Stat. 16E.01 Subd. 3 (f))http://mn.gov/mnit/assets/MNIT%20Enterprise%20IT%20Project%20Portfolio_2016_tcm38-222911.pdf

Financial Audit Division Report: Department of Health Health Economics Program Research/Statistical Data and Reporting System Information Technology Controls Over Not Public Data. Office of the Legislative Auditor. May 19, 2016. HJ9865 .A27 no. 16-12. Minn. Publication 16-0539.

Minnesota's Legislative Building Commission. Minn. Senate. November 18, 1988. JK1651.M6 S38 1988. Minn. Publication 16-0526.

Tarr, G. Alan. Understanding State Constitutions. Princeton University. 1998. KF4550.Z95 T37 1998.

Government Finance

Minnesota Price of Government Report. Minn. Management & Budget. February 2016. Ref HJ2053.M6 P72.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.102https://www.mn.gov/mmb/assets/FEB%202016%20POG_tcm1059-244641.pdf
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Health Care

Contract Agreement Between the State of Minnesota and Minnesota Nurses Association. Minn. Nurses Association.  HD8005.6.U53 M635 2015/2017. Minn. Publication 16-0556.

Human Subject Research Standards. University of Minnesota. June 2016. R853.H8 H86 2016 June. Minn. Publication 16-0554.
Mandated by: 2015 Minn. Laws Chap. 69 Art. 3 Sec. 26http://govrelations.umn.edu/assets/pdf/state/2016/Reports/HSR201606.pdf

Ixodes Scapularis Distribution Study Report (Deer Tick Distribution Study). Metropolitan Mosquito Control District. 2016. QL458.2 .I9 M48 2015. Minn. Publication 16-0535.

Punelli, Danyell and Sean Williams. Nursing Facility Reimbursement and Regulation. House Research. March 2016. RA997.5.M6 N87 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0349.

Protections for Human Subjects in Research Studies at the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry: A Preliminary Assessment of Reforms. Office of the Legislative Auditor. May 19, 2016. R853.H8 P76 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0538.

Housing & Real Estate

The Landlord's Guide to Minnesota Law. Home Line. August 2015. KFM5517 .V72 2015.

Judicial Administration/Courts

Reitz, Nate. Answers to Taskforce Questions Raised During October Meeting. Minn. Sentencing Guidelines Commission. November 18, 2015. KFM5983.2 .R452 2015. Minn. Publication 16-0071.

Overview of Drugs and Prison in Minnesota: Presentation to Prison Population Taskforce. Minn. Sentencing Guidelines Commission. November 18, 2015. KFM5983.2 .R453 2015. Minn. Publication 16-0070.

Labor & Employment Issues

Agreement Between the Minnesota Law Enforcement Association and the State of Minnesota. Minn. Management & Budget.  HD8005.6.U53 M63a 2015/2017. Minn. Publication 16-0548.

Agreement Between Unit 208 and the State of Minnesota. Minn. Management & Budget. 2015. KFM5732.8 .P77 A15 2015/2017. Minn. Publication 16-0542.

Contract Agreement Between the State of Minnesota and Minnesota Nurses Association. Minn. Nurses Association.  HD8005.6.U53 M635 2015/2017. Minn. Publication 16-0556.

Meat Processing for Inmates. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture. March 1, 2016. HD8039.B962 U6 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0431.
Mandated by: 2015 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 4 Art. 1 Sec. 2 Subd. 2http://www.mda.state.mn.us/news/~/media/Files/news/govrelations/legrpt-nerccmeat.pdf

Legislatures

Minnesota Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity. Voices for Racial Justice.  F615.A1 M564 2015/2016.

Mullen, Mary. Retroactivity of Statutes. House Research. February 2016.  Minn. Publication 16-0216.

Minnesota History

Archaeology in Minnesota: Annual Report of the State Archaeologist. Office of the State Archaeologist. January 2016. F607.M57 2015. Minn. Publication 16-0376.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 138.38http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2016/mandated/160376.pdf

Parks & Recreation

Funding Protocol for Regionally Designated Significant Parks and Trails. Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission.  SB482.M6 G744 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0515.
Mandated by: 2015 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 2 Art. 3 Sec. 3http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2016/mandated/160515.pdf

Minnesota Great River Road Corridor Management Plan. Mississippi River Parkway Commission. 2016. HE356.G7 M56 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0536.

Public Employees

Agreement Between Unit 208 and the State of Minnesota. Minn. Management & Budget. 2015. KFM5732.8 .P77 A15 2015/2017. Minn. Publication 16-0542.

Public Records/Data Practices Act

Financial Audit Division Report: Department of Health Health Economics Program Research/Statistical Data and Reporting System Information Technology Controls Over Not Public Data. Office of the Legislative Auditor. May 19, 2016. HJ9865 .A27 no. 16-12. Minn. Publication 16-0539.

Public Utilities

Securing Payment of Utility Charges. League of Minnesota Cities. June 2016. KFM5865 .S42 2016.

Race & Ethnicity

Minnesota Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity. Voices for Racial Justice.  F615.A1 M564 2015/2016.

Regional Governance

The Twin Cities Met Council: A Comparative Assessment. . April 2016. JS451.M68 T47 2016.

Retirement Income

Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association Pension Fund: GASB 67 Valuation Report. Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association. 2016. HD7116.F52 B56c 2015. Minn. Publication 16-0452.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2016/other/160452.pdf

Hennepin Healthcare Systems Retirement Plan Annual Report. Hennepin Healthcare Systems. 2016. JK6160.P4 H47 2015. Minn. Publication 16-0553.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.20http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2016/mandated/160553.pdf

Large Public Pension Plan Investment Report. Office of the State Auditor. May 12, 2016. JK6160.P4 P832 2014. Minn. Publication 16-0533.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.219 Subd. 6http://www.osa.state.mn.us/reports/pen/2014/investment/investment_14_report.pdf

Substance Abuse

Reitz, Nate. Answers to Taskforce Questions Raised During October Meeting. Minn. Sentencing Guidelines Commission. November 18, 2015. KFM5983.2 .R452 2015. Minn. Publication 16-0071.

Overview of Drugs and Prison in Minnesota: Presentation to Prison Population Taskforce. Minn. Sentencing Guidelines Commission. November 18, 2015. KFM5983.2 .R453 2015. Minn. Publication 16-0070.

Traffic Safety

An Evaluation of Data from Drivers Arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Relation to Per se Limits for Cannabis. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. May 2016. HE5620.D65 E83 2016.

Section 164: DWI Repeat Offender Fund Expenditure Report. Minn. Dept. of Transportation; Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. 2016. HE213.M6 M568 2015. Minn. Publication 16-0534.
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 19 Art. 1 Sec. 4 Subd. 5http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2016/mandated/160534.pdf
Mandated by: 2001 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 8 Art. 4 Sec. 10 Subd. 1http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2016/mandated/160534.pdf

Mandated Reports

Archaeology in Minnesota: Annual Report of the State Archaeologist. Office of the State Archaeologist. January 2016. F607.M57 2015. Minn. Publication 16-0376.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 138.38http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2016/mandated/160376.pdf

Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association Pension Fund: GASB 67 Valuation Report. Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association. 2016. HD7116.F52 B56c 2015. Minn. Publication 16-0452.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2016/other/160452.pdf

Educating for the Future: Baseline Estimates of Minnesota's Educational Attainment. Office of Higher Education. May 2, 2016. LC148.3.M6 E38 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0436.
Mandated by: 2015 Minn. Laws Chap. 69 Art. 3 Sec. 25http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/pdf/EducatingForTheFuture.pdf

Enterprise Information Technology Portfolio Report. Office of MN.IT Services.  JK6149.A8 S736 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0425.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 318 Art. 1 Sec. 10 (Minn. Stat. 16E.04 Subd. 2)http://mn.gov/mnit/assets/MNIT%20Enterprise%20IT%20Project%20Portfolio_2016_tcm38-222911.pdf
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 318 Art. 1 Sec. 8 (Minn. Stat. 16E.01 Subd. 3 (f))http://mn.gov/mnit/assets/MNIT%20Enterprise%20IT%20Project%20Portfolio_2016_tcm38-222911.pdf

Funding Protocol for Regionally Designated Significant Parks and Trails. Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission.  SB482.M6 G744 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0515.
Mandated by: 2015 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 2 Art. 3 Sec. 3http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2016/mandated/160515.pdf

Hennepin Healthcare Systems Retirement Plan Annual Report. Hennepin Healthcare Systems. 2016. JK6160.P4 H47 2015. Minn. Publication 16-0553.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.20http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2016/mandated/160553.pdf

Human Subject Research Standards. University of Minnesota. June 2016. R853.H8 H86 2016 June. Minn. Publication 16-0554.
Mandated by: 2015 Minn. Laws Chap. 69 Art. 3 Sec. 26http://govrelations.umn.edu/assets/pdf/state/2016/Reports/HSR201606.pdf

Large Public Pension Plan Investment Report. Office of the State Auditor. May 12, 2016. JK6160.P4 P832 2014. Minn. Publication 16-0533.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.219 Subd. 6http://www.osa.state.mn.us/reports/pen/2014/investment/investment_14_report.pdf

Meat Processing for Inmates. Minn. Dept. of Agriculture. March 1, 2016. HD8039.B962 U6 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0431.
Mandated by: 2015 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 4 Art. 1 Sec. 2 Subd. 2http://www.mda.state.mn.us/news/~/media/Files/news/govrelations/legrpt-nerccmeat.pdf

Hine, Steve. Minnesota Cost of Living Study Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development. May 2016. HD6993.M6 M56 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0558.
Mandated by: 2013 Minn. Laws Chap. 85 Art. 3 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 116J.013)http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2016/mandated/160558.pdf

Minnesota Price of Government Report. Minn. Management & Budget. February 2016. Ref HJ2053.M6 P72.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 16A.102https://www.mn.gov/mmb/assets/FEB%202016%20POG_tcm1059-244641.pdf
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Section 164: DWI Repeat Offender Fund Expenditure Report. Minn. Dept. of Transportation; Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. 2016. HE213.M6 M568 2015. Minn. Publication 16-0534.
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 19 Art. 1 Sec. 4 Subd. 5http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2016/mandated/160534.pdf
Mandated by: 2001 Minn. Laws 1st Spl. Sess. Chap. 8 Art. 4 Sec. 10 Subd. 1http://www.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2016/mandated/160534.pdf

University of Minnesota Performance Measures. University of Minnesota. 2016. LA310.5 .M568 2016. Minn. Publication 16-0467.
Mandated by: 2015 Minn. Laws Chap. 69 Art. 1 Sec. 5 Subd. 2http://archive.leg.state.mn.us/docs/2016/mandated/160467.pdf