MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — 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. Co-founder John Nicolazzo tells The Associated Press that the firm is working with a dozen other doctors to open more clinics soon.

People who want to get medical marijuana need approval from a state-approved clinic before they can register for the medicine.

There’s nothing illegal about what the company is doing. But state officials are wary of clinics that may be set up solely to give patients quick approval for medical marijuana. The state’s law calls for that approval to come from physicians who have established a history of caring for a patient.

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