Twelve businesses have applied to grow and cultivate marijuana for the state’s new medical marijuana program. Friday’s deadline for interested manufacturers kicks off weeks of weeding through applications before the state announces its two manufacturers on Dec. 1.
Minnesota has hired the top official to oversee research on the effects of marijuana for the state’s new medical marijuana program. Dr. Thomas Arneson, an internal medicine specialist with research experience in several organizations, will head up research efforts in the state’s Office of Medical Cannabis. His hire was announced Thursday. He starts Monday.
Federal authorities have indicted 12 people who they say were involved in a drug trafficking operation run out of a Spring Lake Park auto repair shop. U.S. Attorney Andy Luger says the suspects were indicted on a charge of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana in Minnesota after authorities on Wednesday raided residences in Minnesota, California and Illinois.
Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program doesn’t stop at the sales counter. The state will gather data from each and every patient on different chemical compounds, dosages and side effects to build a database of what works — and what doesn’t. Lawmakers included the research provision in the law legalizing pills, oils and vapors for a handful of conditions. A state panel discussed existing research in St. Paul Wednesday.
Some of the names showing interest in growing and selling medical marijuana in Minnesota are familiar ones. Friday began the first step towards finding two manufacturers.
Farmers, pharmacists and entrepreneurs, take note: It’s time to apply to grow and cultivate marijuana for the state’s new medical marijuana program. Minnesota is seeking two manufacturers to grow, cultivate and supply the drug to patients starting in July 2015. The state was expected to post its request for applications Friday.
It seems we’ve jumped into the pool of relativism since we got wind of Josh Gordon’s season-long suspension for marijuana use. You have the indignant faction that can’t believe someone who smokes weed gets a year while Ray Rice skates with a two-game suspension
A federal jury in Sioux Falls has convicted a Minnesota man in a drug case that authorities say involved large quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana.
A Twin Cities family says they couldn’t wait any longer for medical marijuana to become legal in Minnesota. They’ve spent the last month in another state to see what cannabis can do to help their son.
A 30-year-old Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering after $200,000 was found in his trunk during a traffic stop in northern Idaho in January 2013.
The competition is fierce to be one of two medical cannabis manufacturers in Minnesota. Legislation passed last session created a new process allowing seriously ill Minnesota’s to get and use medical marijuana to treat certain conditions.
A Minot man has been charged in a methamphetamine bust on Interstate 94 in Minnesota. Justin Allen Hanson was arrested last weekend while Highway Patrol troopers were participating in a special enforcement campaign along Interstates 94 and 90. Police received a tip that Hanson was driving erratically on the highway.
Potential medical marijuana patients and family members said Thursday they hope to assuage police concerns as the state builds up its new program allowing the treatment of eight illnesses with some forms of cannabis.
Two public meetings have been set to discus planning for Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program. The first is on July 31 and will be used to familiarize a 16-member Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research with its duties. The other one is an early-August session by the Office of Medical Cannabis to brief potential manufacturers and others about the timetable and program guidelines.
A Montevideo parent says he’s prepared to run Minnesota’s first medical marijuana manufacturing operation if the state can’t get the drug elsewhere.
Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday appointed 16 members to a task force that will study the impact of the state’s new medical marijuana law. The governor’s appointees to the Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research range from law enforcement officials to people who treat substance abuse to potential patients and their parents.
Dakota County officials arrested four individuals in connection with a marijuana grow operation in cities throughout Dakota and Scott Counties. Thi An Mac, 31, of Burnsville; Nghia Hoang Nguyen, 31, of St. Paul; Trang Uyen Mac, 35, of Burnsville, and Trung Van Nguyen, 39, of Apple Valley, were charged each with one count of conspiracy to commit controlled substance crime in the second and third degree.
A tip back in April led investigators to a big drug bust in the Twin Cities on Sunday, which will take a lot of marijuana off the streets. According to Richfield Police, officers arrested 31-year-old Eric Latroy Dubose. During a search of his New Hope apartment, police seized more than 15 pounds of marijuana, $48,000 in cash and a loaded .45 caliber handgun.
Minnesota joined the ranks of 21 other states Thursday where marijuana is a legal medicine with a law that is one of the nation’s most restrictive.
Evidence that a defendant can legally use marijuana for medical purposes in another state isn’t relevant when that person is on trial for violating Minnesota’s drug laws, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
A bill making Minnesota the 22nd state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes has cleared its final legislative hurdle.
It’s the news for which thousands of Minnesota families have waited. State lawmakers reached a deal Thursday that will make medical marijuana legal. Angela Garin watches her son have seizures daily. Now, the St. Paul mom hopes medical marijuana will help him and thousands of others.
Minnesota lawmakers have a deal on a medical marijuana bill that would set up eight distribution sites and allow qualified patients to access the drug in oil, pill and vapor form. The agreement announced Thursday was crafted to suit concerns of Gov. Mark Dayton, who backs it.