MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — 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.
A survey by the Minnesota Medical Association found only nine percent of doctors say they will take part in the program: 68 percent of them say they won’t participate, and 17 percent are undecided.
The figure is significant because patients cannot sign up by themselves — a doctor must enroll them.
Registration for the program — which begins July 1 — just started on Monday.