Minnesota Court: Workers' Comp Can't Cover Medical Marijuana Due To Federal LawWorkers' compensation for injured employees doesn't cover medical marijuana because the drug remains illegal under federal law, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
Gov. Walz Expected To Sign Bill Expanding Medical Cannabis ProgramThe proposal marks the most significant update to the state’s medical cannabis program since it first became legal in 2014.
Gov. Noem Plans To Delay Medical Marijuana In South DakotaSouth Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday promised she will honor the will of voters to legalize pot for medical use, just not this year.
South Dakota Backs Trump, Passes Proposals To Legalize Medical, Recreational MarijuanaPresident Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds and U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson won in South Dakota on Tuesday. But with Republicans long dominating the state's elections, the most interesting development was the passage of separate proposals to legalize both medical and recreational marijuana. Election officials received a historic number of absentee ballots, raising the possibility that tallying the results could take longer than usual.
Support For Medical Marijuana Grows Among Republicans In WisconsinThe push to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin grew Wednesday with the unveiling of a bill introduced for the first time by a pair of Republican lawmakers.
Sensible Change Minnesota Seeks Adding Chronic Pain To Conditions OK'd For Medical MarijuanaThe program has expanded through the years, and now includes conditions like cancer, glaucoma, HIV, and epilepsy, just to name a few.
MN Cannabis Summit Attendees Advocate For Medical MarijuanaAdvocates met in St. Paul Thursday to push for easier access to legal marijuana. The third annual Minnesota Cannabis Summit took place at Hamline University. The event featured doctors and business owners talking about the potential benefits of cannabis.
2 Fmr. Medical Marijuana Officials Ordered To Community ServiceTwo former officials with one of the state’s licensed medical marijuana manufacturers have been ordered to community service for illegally shipping oil.
Wisconsin Lawmakers Introduce Medical Marijuana BillA group of lawmakers launched another push Friday to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin, introducing a bill that would allow patients to use the drug if they register with the state and create a licensing system for growers.
Iowa Includes Chronic Pain As Condition For Legal MarijuanaA state board has approved a measure that expands the number of medical conditions that can legally be treated by medical marijuana in Iowa, but rejected several other conditions. The Des Moines Register reports that the Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board voted Friday to allow those with chronic pain to have legal access to medical marijuana.
Minnesota Medical Marijuana Providers Hopeful Despite LossesMinnesota's two medical marijuana providers lost a combined $2.4 million in 2018, continuing the losses that have marked the state's program since it began.
Minnesota Medical Marijuana Patient Fights To Restore Gun RightsPatrick McClellan was on the front lines in the fight to make medical cannabis legal in Minnesota. He was one of the first to be issued a medical card to use marijuana. He says it helps him live with a rare form of muscular dystrophy. Now, he's sounding the alarm after he was denied a concealed carry permit.
Republican Leaders Say Evers' Pot Proposal To Be Snuffed OutDemocratic Gov. Tony Evers' proposal to legalize medical marijuana and small amounts of recreational pot will not pass the Wisconsin Legislature, Republican leaders of the budget-writing committee said Thursday.
Study: Cancer Patients In Minnesota Cannabis Program Report 'Significant Reduction' In Symptom SeverityState health officials says that cancer patients in Minnesota’s medical cannabis program are reporting that the treatment is helping them cope with symptoms ranging from pain to depression.
Wis. Gov. Evers Say He May Make '1st Step' Toward Medical Pot LegalizationEvers was asked about his views on marijuana and said he favors legalization but doesn't want to rush it.