Medical Pot Distribution Center Readies For 1st Wave Of PatientsIn 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.
Only 41 MN Patients Signed Up For Medical MarijuanaMinnesota'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.
Key State Official To Become CEO Of Medical Cannabis CompanyA 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.
Marijuana Firm's Arrival Stirs Fear Of Clinics-For-HireA 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.
Survey: Only 9 Percent Of Minn. Doctors Will Participate In Medical Marijuana ProgramThe 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.
Thousands Seeking Marijuana Prescriptions May Not Get ThemThousands 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.
Behind-The-Scenes At Otsego Medical Cannabis FacilityOn Tuesday, WCCO got an early look inside one of the places where cannabis plants are now legally grown in Minnesota.
Minnesota Approves 2 Labs To Test Medical MarijuanaAnother 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.
Survey May Paint Clearer Picture Of Medical Marijuana DemandState 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.
MDH Chooses LeafLine Labs, Minnesota Medical Solutions To Grow MarijuanaTwo 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.