Medical Marijuana

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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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State Seeking Labs To Test Marijuana Grown For Medicinal Use

Regulators of Minnesota’s new medical cannabis program are seeking to certify laboratories to test the marijuana cultivated for medicinal use. The Department of Health advertised Tuesday for specialized labs to test for “content, contamination and consistency” of the drug. Applications are due next month and labs should be chosen by mid-April.

02/17/2015

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No Quick Decision On Medical Marijuana For Pain

State officials will hold off for another year on deciding whether to expand Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program to residents suffering chronic pain. The move could someday extend the potentially potent medicine to tens of thousands more Minnesota residents and dramatically increase business for the state’s two medical marijuana manufacturers.

02/11/2015

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Health Department Surveying Prospective Medical Marijuana Patients

Starting July 1, medical marijuana will become legal in Minnesota. Before that happens, the Minnesota Department of Health wants to know more about the people who are going to use it, and time is running out.

02/05/2015

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ND Bill Would Make Medical Marijuana Legal In The State

A freshman lawmaker from Fargo is pushing for the legalization of medicinal marijuana in North Dakota.

02/04/2015

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ND Lawmakers To Mull Bipartisan Medical Pot Measure

A freshman lawmaker from Fargo is pushing for the legalization of medicinal marijuana in North Dakota.

02/01/2015

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Health Department Continues Survey On Medical Marijuana

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.

01/31/2015

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City Of Bloomington To Vote On Blocking Medical Marijuana

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.

01/26/2015

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Survey May Paint Clearer Picture Of Medical Marijuana Demand

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.

01/20/2015

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Dayton Won’t Rule Out Medical Marijuana Changes

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.

12/29/2014

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Mother Fights Charges Of Giving Injured Son Marijuana

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.

12/17/2014

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Patients, Families May Pay Up To $500 A Month For Marijuana

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.

12/16/2014

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Medical Marijuana Group Petitions Against Charges

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.

12/16/2014

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Federal Spending Bill Has Bonus For Medical Marijuana

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.

12/12/2014

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