Potential users of medical marijuana have about one week to participate in a survey that could help the state get a picture of the likely demand for the drug. The Minnesota Department of Health has been conducting a voluntary survey of prospective medical marijuana patients since Jan. 20. The survey closes Friday.
Bloomington will consider becoming the latest city to block sales and production of medical marijuana. The city council is scheduled to vote on a one-year moratorium Monday.
State health officials want to know how many Minnesotans want medical marijuana and where they live. The state has struggled to answer those questions ahead of the new program’s launch in July. The Minnesota Department of Health thinks they’ll have about 5,000 patients but other estimates put it at 15,000 or more.
It’ll be six months before Minnesota’s medical marijuana program goes live, but Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s willing to consider pleas to expand the list of qualifying health conditions.
A mother charged with giving her son medical marijuana months before it becomes legal in Minnesota wants her case to be dismissed. Angela Brown went back to court Wednesday. She is facing jail time for treating her 15-year-old son with cannabis oil after he suffered a traumatic brain injury in a baseball game.
Minnesota patients seeking medical marijuana come July 1 can expect monthly bills of $100 to $500 for their treatment, according to estimates from the state’s manufacturers.
A group advocating medical marijuana is delivering a petition to the Lac qui Parle County attorney asking him to drop charges against a woman charged after giving her son cannabis oil for his pain.
A small section inside the 1,600-page funding bill that would keep the federal government open is comforting Minnesota officials worried about a crackdown on the state’s medical marijuana program.
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Some Minnesota parents are concerned about long drives to buy medical marijuana for their ailing children. The state’s two medical cannabis manufacturers tentatively plan to open dispensaries in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Eagan, Maple Grove, St. Cloud, Hibbing, Rochester and Moorhead. Those locations put hundreds of miles between some greater Minnesota residents and medication for themselves or their kids.
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Two crucial pieces of the state’s new medical marijuana program are nearly in place. Minnesota officials announced Monday morning that LeafLine Labs and Minnesota Medical Solutions will grow and cultivate the drug for the state, ending a weeks-long selection process.
Advocates of expanding Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program to allow more people to qualify say they have the support of every gubernatorial candidate except incumbent Democrat Mark Dayton. Members of Minnesotans for Compassionate care said Thursday all of Dayton’s rivals signed statements pledging to reshape the program so it would cover 38,000 people instead of the estimated 5,000.
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.