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Man Attempts To Flee Police By Driving Into Cornfield In Meeker Co.

A 35-year-old man was arrested Thursday after fleeing police in Meeker County. Brian Berwald, of Hutchinson, faces charges of driving after cancellation of license and fleeing a peace officer.

08/07/2015

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Montevideo Cop Back To Work After Crash With High Driver

A Montevideo Police officer is back to work after getting hit last week by a driver who admitted to being high on marijuana. Officer Kelly Robinson was off duty and was returning home from buying a camper for his family when a vehicle did not yield and pulled out in front of him.

07/24/2015

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Talking Points: Doctor’s Perspective On Medical Pot Program

Three weeks into the roll out of Minnesota’s medical marijuana program, the number of patients enrolling continues to be lower than many expected.

07/19/2015

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Mom: Daughter With Epilepsy ‘Enjoying Life More’ With Medical Pot

A Twin Cities family is seeing a dramatic improvement in their daughter’s health, and they are crediting the new medical marijuana law. Three-year-old Harlow Hundley started her cannabis prescription on July 1. Her mom, Beth, believed the medical marijuana could help with her daughter’s epilepsy and was among the families who fought for legislative approval last year.

07/17/2015

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OMC: Less Than 200 Patients Have Access To Medical Marijuana

The state’s Office of Medical Cannabis released the latest registration numbers Friday for doctors and patients that have signed up for the state’s medical marijuana program. Since June 1, 318 health care practitioners have registered for the program, and 298 have been authorized to certify patients.

07/17/2015

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Minn. Lawmaker To Work For Medical Marijuana Manufacturer

A state lawmaker who advocated for Minnesota’s medical marijuana law is now working for one of state’s medical marijuana manufacturers. Rep. Dan Schoen will be a security consultant for LeafLine Labs.

07/15/2015

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Wednesday Ends Long Wait For Medical Marijuana Patients

Patients and their parents will head into Minnesota’s first medical marijuana clinic in Minneapolis at midnight Tuesday, eager to get a potentially promising new medicine as soon as July 1 hits.

06/30/2015

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Talking Points: Minnesota’s Rocky Medical Pot Rollout

This Wednesday is the first day Minnesotans can pick up medical marijuana prescriptions.

06/28/2015

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Medical Pot Sales To Begin In Minnesota, But Fight Not Over

There will be no baggies of pot awaiting patients next week when Minnesota joins 21 other states in offering medical marijuana. No glass pipes, no plants to tend at home. Instead, the nation’s latest medical marijuana program is a world of pill bottles and vials of marijuana-infused oil.

06/28/2015

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Medical Pot Distribution Center Readies For 1st Wave Of Patients

In just five days, approved patients will start receiving medical marijuana under Minnesota’s new cannabis program. The state selected LeafLine Labs and Minnesota Medical Solutions to grow and distribute medical cannabis in the form of pills or oils.

06/26/2015

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Marijuana Grower Gives Tour Of Cottage Grove Facility

In two weeks, the first prescriptions for medical marijuana will be filled in Minnesota.

On Wednesday, one of the two state-approved marijuana growing facilities opened its doors for a tour of its operation.

LeafLine Labs is in Cottage Grove, and members of the Bachman family, as in Bachman flowers, are major investors.

06/17/2015

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Indian Tribe In South Dakota Moves To Legalize Marijuana

An American Indian tribe in eastern South Dakota has approved selling and using marijuana on tribal lands.

06/16/2015

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Dakotas Tribal Leaders Pitching Pot As Economic Opportunity

Marijuana companies in California and Colorado have tabbed prominent American Indian leaders from the Dakotas to help prod tribes across the nation into the pot business.

06/14/2015

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Key State Official To Become CEO Of Medical Cannabis Company

A Minnesota health official instrumental in getting the state’s medical marijuana program off the ground is leaving to become chief executive of a company that grows the cannabis — a move that may expose him and the Department of Health to questions about prior regulatory decisions.

06/11/2015

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Vegas Man Held In Slaying Of Deaf Poker Player From Minn.

Authorities in Las Vegas are linking the slaying of a Deaf Minnesota poker player to a botched attempt to buy 10 pounds of marijuana from two men in the parking lot of an apartment complex several blocks east of the Strip. An arrest report made public Monday says 39-year-old John Cyril Collins of Lake Crystal, Minnesota, died May 11, shortly after he was shot in the chest in a Cadillac sedan that he and his girlfriend drove to Nevada to buy pot.

06/09/2015

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Marijuana Firm’s Arrival Stirs Fear Of Clinics-For-Hire

A New York firm’s efforts to build a network of clinics in Minnesota that can help patients get medical marijuana has state officials concerned. MarijuanaDoctors.com is behind one clinic that opened in Bloomington this week.

06/05/2015

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Survey: Only 9 Percent Of Minn. Doctors Will Participate In Medical Marijuana Program

The Minnesota Department of Health says only five patients have been certified for the state’s new medical marijuana program so far. Only 30 doctors have registered, and a new poll shows an overwhelming majority are not interested in participating.

06/03/2015

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Survey: 9 Percent Of MN Doctors Will Participate in Medical Cannabis Program

As Minnesota’s medical marijuana program gears up registration, many patients may find it difficult to get the newly legalized drug.

06/03/2015

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Thousands Seeking Marijuana Prescriptions May Not Get Them

Thousands of Minnesotans who qualify for medical marijuana prescriptions may not be able to get them next month. Patients started registering for the new program on Monday, but one of the state’s largest neurology practices says its doctors won’t take part for now.

06/01/2015

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Minnesota Approves 2 Labs To Test Medical Marijuana

Another step in the process as medical cannabis becomes legal in Minnesota in just a few months. Minnesota’s medical cannabis program is still on track to begin this summer. The Minnesota Department of Health is approving two laboratories to test the products that will be coming from the state’s medical cannabis manufacturers.

04/29/2015

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Pot Advocates To Hold 4/20 Rally At State Capitol

Denver police said there were no major problems as marijuana celebrations continued for a second day on Sunday, but police tweeted a reminder that while recreational use of marijuana is legal in Colorado, people still can’t use it in public.

04/20/2015

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Father Who Gave Baby Weed Charged With Endangerment

A dad who police said he’d rather give his baby weed than Tylenol is in jail.

Ramsey County charged Richard Martin and his wife, Molly, with child endangerment. Richard Martin also faces a charge of selling marijuana. Police found several marijuana plants in his mom’s St. Paul basement, where they were living.

04/17/2015

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Couple Found Guilty Of Intending to Sell Over 3.5 Pounds Of Pot

A Nevis couple was found guilty of possessing marijuana with the intention of selling Friday morning. According to the Hubbard County Attorney’s Office, in April 2014 Hubbard County deputies found over 3.5 pounds of marijuana and several thousand dollars in the possession of Scott and Cathy Cameron.

04/17/2015

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Legal Issues Resolved, Marijuana Mom Moving To Colorado

Days before a Minnesota mom was set to stand trial for giving her son medical marijuana, WCCO has learned the charges against her will be dismissed.

04/16/2015

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‘Pot (The Movie)’ Features Plight Of Minnesota Family

A movie premiering Saturday at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival is taking on marijuana. Michael Hope’s film, “Pot (the movie),” tells the plight of a Minnesota woman who gave her son medical marijuana.

04/11/2015

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