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