Medical Marijuana

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Group Of Medical Pot Backers Criticizes Dayton

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.

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12 Businesses Vie To Grow Medical Marijuana For Minn.

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.

10/03/2014

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State Names Top Research Doc For Medical Marijuana

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.

10/02/2014

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Minn. Mom Pleads Not Guilty For Treating Son’s Pain With Medical Cannabis

A Minnesota mother is charged with child endangerment for giving her son medical marijuana to treat his pain.

09/29/2014

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29 Interested In Growing Minnesota Medical Pot

The Minnesota Department of Health said Friday it has received 29 letters of intent from people interested in growing medical marijuana, the first official step in selecting medical cannabis manufacturers under the state’s new program.

09/19/2014

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Medical Pot Program Combines Medicine And Research

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.

09/10/2014

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Minnesota Taking Medical Marijuana Applications

The state of Minnesota has begun taking applications from entrepreneurs interested in opening medical cannabis manufacturing facilities, and the potential applicants include members of the family that owns Bachman’s Inc., the Minneapolis-based chain of floral and garden shops.

09/06/2014

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Big Minn. Names Showing Interest In Growing Medical Pot

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.

09/05/2014

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State Opens Applications For Medical Pot Producers

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.

09/05/2014

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Minn. Mom Charged For Treating Son’s Pain With Medical Cannabis

A Minnesota mother is charged with child endangerment for giving her son medical marijuana to treat his pain.

08/20/2014

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Minn. Family Takes Son To Oregon For Marijuana Regimen

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.

08/19/2014

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News Click: Medical Marijuana

08/11/2014

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Medical Pot Competition Heats Up

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.

08/08/2014

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State Hosts Medical Marijuana Meet-Up

Want to grow a few plants for Minnesota’ new medical marijuana program? It’s not so simple.

08/08/2014

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Burning Interest In Medical Pot Means Bigger Venue

Intense interest in Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program has prompted the state to move a Friday conference for potential manufacturers to a larger venue. Friday’s conference has been moved from a room in the state Department of Revenue building near the Capitol to a ballroom at the Minnesota History Center.

08/06/2014

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