'The Losses Are Deceiving': MinnMed CEO Talks Concerns Over Medical Pot ProgramAfter losing $3 million in its first full year of operation, Minnesota's medical marijuana program is expecting similar debt in year two. But officials from Minnesota Medical Solutions are expecting their financial picture to improve now that they've been allowed to expand treatment to people diagnosed with intractable, or, chronic pain.
Minnesota-Developed Strain Could Lower Prices Of Medical Pot MedsOne of Minnesota's medical marijuana growers announced an important discovery on Wednesday. Their researchers have developed a new strain of cannabis that is highly effective in treating epilepsy.
Intractable: The Key Word In Minnesota's Medical Pot Expansion One word carries a lot of weight in Minnesota health officials' decision to expand its medical marijuana to pain patients: intractable.
Minnesota To Allow Patients To Treat 'Intractable Pain' With Medical PotThe Minnesota Department of Health announced its plans Wednesday to expand the state's medical marijuana program. MDH had a Jan. 1 deadline to decide if severe, chronic pain should join the list of qualifying conditions.
Medical Marijuana Company Delays 2 Clinic OpeningsOne of Minnesota's medical marijuana manufacturers is delaying its plans to open two more dispensaries this fall, including a clinic in western Minnesota.
Doctors Can Begin To Sign Qualified Patients Up For Medical MarijuanaMinnesota 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.
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.