Medical Marijuana

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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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Behind-The-Scenes At Otsego Medical Cannabis Facility

On Tuesday, WCCO got an early look inside one of the places where cannabis plants are now legally grown in Minnesota.

05/05/2015

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Minnesota Approves 2 Labs To Test Medical Marijuana

Another step in the process as medical cannabis becomes legal in Minnesota in just a few months. Minnesota’s medical cannabis program is still on track to begin this summer. The Minnesota Department of Health is approving two laboratories to test the products that will be coming from the state’s medical cannabis manufacturers.

04/29/2015

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Pot Advocates To Hold 4/20 Rally At State Capitol

Denver police said there were no major problems as marijuana celebrations continued for a second day on Sunday, but police tweeted a reminder that while recreational use of marijuana is legal in Colorado, people still can’t use it in public.

04/20/2015

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‘Pot (The Movie)’ Features Plight Of Minnesota Family

A movie premiering Saturday at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival is taking on marijuana. Michael Hope’s film, “Pot (the movie),” tells the plight of a Minnesota woman who gave her son medical marijuana.

04/11/2015

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Girl Whose Parents Worked For Medical Marijuana Has Died

The girl whose parents worked to pass legislation legalizing medical marijuana in Minnesota has died at age 8. Katelyn Pauling had epilepsy and a nervous system disorder.

03/24/2015

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About 1,000 Express Interest In Medical Marijuana Program

Nearly 1,000 Minnesota residents told the state they’ll likely register for the state’s new medical marijuana program, according to survey results released Monday.

02/23/2015

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Minnesota Medical Marijuana Workers Unionize

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union says it has organized employees at Minnesota Medical Solutions, in Ostego, the first facility expected to be open for production.

02/21/2015

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