Medical Marijuana

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Dayton Responds To State Officials Moving Into Medical Pot Field

Gov. Mark Dayton is responding to three state officials going to work for a Minnesota medical marijuana company after being involved in creating the state’s law.

07/21/2015

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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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Good Question: What Are The Ethics Rules For Minn. Lawmakers?

A lawyer who helped write Minnesota’s medical marijuana law is going to work for a company that sells it. Jamie Olson is the third public official to join LeafLine Labs. She helped the Minnesota House craft the law that legalized medical cannabis last year.

07/16/2015

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3rd State Official Is Working For Medical Marijuana Grower

A third state official who helped write Minnesota’s medical cannabis law has gone to work for the company licensed to sell it.

07/16/2015

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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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An Architect Of Medical Marijuana Law Upset He Can’t Use It

A member of the governor’s own Task Force for Medical Cannabis Research says he’s not able to get medical marijuana.

07/02/2015

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1st Patients For Medical Marijuana Get Their Meds In Minnesota

The wait is over and people who’ve seen loved ones endure severe seizures and chronic pain are optimistic about the future and the state’s medical marijuana program.

07/01/2015

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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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Nonprofit To Offer Support For Medical Marijuana Patients

A Minnesota nonprofit has formed a Facebook group for patients seeking assistance in qualifying for the new medical marijuana program.

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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Only 41 MN Patients Signed Up For Medical Marijuana

Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program opens for business in just five days, but so far only 41 patients are registered and will be able to get their prescriptions. Patients and their famlies put the blame for the low number on an enrollment process that is turning out to be far more difficult than anyone expected.

06/24/2015

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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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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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Health Department Releases New Numbers On Medical Marijuana Sign-Ups

The Minnesota Department of Health released new numbers Monday on sign-ups for medical marijuana, which will become available to eligible and registered patients on July 1. MDH officials said they have received more than 100 applications for medical marijuana from health care practitioners.

06/08/2015

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Medical Cannabis Information From The Health Department

For all you need to know about the state’s medical marijuana program, click here.

06/07/2015

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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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Doctors Can Begin To Sign Qualified Patients Up For Medical Marijuana

Minnesota officials will be able to start signing up qualified patients for medical marijuana Monday. It’s the first day doctors are able to certify and register patients with conditions like cancer and epilepsy for the program. About 5,000 people are expected to be eligible.

06/01/2015

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Doctors’ Unease Puts Medical Marijuana Patients In A Bind

Patients hoping to access medical marijuana may struggle to register for the medicine as doctors and hospitals shy away from the new program. Registration opens Monday and patients are expected to start getting the medicine in July.

05/31/2015

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