Medical Marijuana

Is Marijuana Addictive?With many states now pushing for the legalization of marijuana, its potential as an addictive substance is hotly debated. Advocates claim that the drug is not addictive, while opponents commonly label it as a gateway drug.
Health Panel Says Allowing Marijuana Prescriptions For Pain A Bad IdeaAn advisory panel cautioned Wednesday against expanding Minnesota's medical marijuana program to include patients suffering chronic pain starting next year.
1 In 7 Medical Pot Patients Aren’t Sticking With The MedicineState officials are trying to learn why nearly one-seventh of its medical marijuana patients have stopped buying the medicine.
Report: Marijuana Use Doubles Among AdultsOver the last decade, marijuana use has more than doubled in use among adults. JAMA Psychiatry reported new findings Wednesday, showing that nearly 10 percent of adults in the U.S. used marijuana in 2013. That's up from four percent in 2002.
Patients Share Tales From First Months Of Medical MarijuanaA panel tracking the launch of Minnesota's medical marijuana law is getting an earful of the program's good and bad stories. The state's task force overseeing the program met Friday for the first time since medical marijuana went on sale in July. The Legislature legalized medical cannabis last year.
2nd Medical Marijuana Manufacturer Offering DiscountAnother medical marijuana manufacturer in Minnesota is offering a discount amid criticism by patients about the high cost of the medicine. Minnesota Medical Solutions on Thursday said it would offer a 50 percent discount on a patient's first visit to reduce an initial cost burden that also includes program registration fees.
Medical Marijuana Company Offers Discount On Month Supplymid criticism of high prices for medical marijuana, one of Minnesota's manufacturers on Monday announced a discount for patients buying a month's supply of medicine.
Some Minnesota Marijuana Patients Opting To Buy IllegallyJust two months after Minnesota launched its medical marijuana program, some patients turned off by high costs say they are back to buying the drug illegally because it's the only way they can afford it.
Medical Marijuana Company Delays 2 Clinic OpeningsOne of Minnesota's medical marijuana manufacturers is delaying its plans to open two more dispensaries this fall, including a clinic in western Minnesota.
4 Things To Know: Medical Marijuana, Amazon Prime Now & MoreFrom pot to pups, here's a look at the four stories that you need to know about for Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.
MN Officials Begin Talks On Expanding Medical Pot To Chronic Pain SufferersMinnesota state officials will discuss whether to allow people with chronic pain access to medical marijuana. That could make the drug available to thousands of more people.
A Month In, Medical Marijuana Yields Mixed ResultsPatrick McClellan's first batch of medical marijuana, via vaporizer, worked like a charm, curbing the pain and muscle spasms that come with his muscular dystrophy and supplanting a combination of prescription medications that doctors say could kill him.
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