2017 Outlook for Cannabis in Minnesota

2017 Outlook for MN

EXCLUSIVE TO MJNewsNetwork! By Rachelle G MINNESOTA: Often considered one of the more liberal states in the Midwest, Minnesota is fragmented —  a sea of blue centered around the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metro area surrounded by red rural areas. In terms of cannabis law, Minnesota is a bit ahead of other Midwest states but not by Read the full article…

LeafLine Labs Begins Offering Care To Minnesota Patients Suffering From Intractable Pain

New state policy expanding qualifying conditions for medical cannabis offers alternative to opioids starting August 1

MINNESOTA: As of August 1st, LeafLine Labs, the physician-founded and patient-focused organization formed to cultivate, process and distribute medical cannabis in Minnesota, will be able to dispense medical cannabis to patients suffering from intractable pain. Intractable pain was added to the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis earlier this year by the Minnesota Department of Health. July 1 Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Debate Heating Up; Sen. Garrett Takes Trip To Minnesota

Garrett returned to Nebraska with plenty of proof, he said, that medical marijuana can be legalized and regulated. His staff provided KETV NewsWatch 7 with some video and photos of his trip.

NEBRASKA: The fight for legal weed in Nebraska headed to Minnesota, where the plant grows behind bulletproof glass and steel doors. Medicinal marijuana was legalized in Minnesota this summer and Sen. Tommy Garrett’s bill is a mirror image of the state’s new law. “What better opportunities are there than to go up there and to Read the full article…

Patients in Minnesota Discuss First Months Of Medical Marijuana

The task force overseeing the program met Friday for the first time since it launched this summer, with a sharp focus on the growing pains of Minnesota's new medical marijuana economy — from patient's struggles to afford the medication to the logistical hurdles that come with selling a drug that the federal government still bans.

MINNESOTA: Lawmakers, medical experts and law enforcement officials tracking the launch of Minnesota’s medical marijuana law got an earful Friday of the good and bad stories of the state’s new program. Nearly three months in since medical cannabis went on sale in July, it’s a mixed bag: several parents who report their children’s lives have Read the full article…

Some Minnesota Marijuana Patients Opting To Buy Illegally

some patients say the highly restricted and regulated system is costing them hundreds or even thousands of dollars a month– none of it covered by insurance.

MINNESOTA: Just two months after Minnesota launched its medical marijuana program, some patients turned off by high costs say they are back to buying the drug illegally because it’s the only way they can afford it. State officials and the companies hired to make marijuana products trumpeted the program’s medical approach — pills and oils, Read the full article…

A Month In, Medical Marijuana Yields Mixed Results

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MINNESOTA:  Patrick McClellan’s first batch of medical marijuana, via vaporizer, worked like a charm, curbing the pain and muscle spasms that come with his muscular dystrophy and supplanting a combination of prescription medications that doctors say could kill him. But the first and second rounds of cannabis oil missed the mark for treating 18-year-old Scott Read the full article…

Price Hike Adds To Sticker Shock For Medical Marijuana

One of Minnesota's medical marijuana manufacturers has raised its prices substantially after less than a month in business, adding to a cost that many patients are already struggling to cover.

MINNESOTA:  One of Minnesota’s medical marijuana manufacturers has raised its prices substantially after less than a month in business, adding to a cost that many patients are already struggling to cover. Dr. Kyle Kingsley of Minnesota Medical Solutions told the Associated Press Thursday that the company raised prices on its pills, vapors and liquids by Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana, Now Legal, Still Not Easy To Get For Some

In addition to medical marijuana's high cost, the short list of qualifying conditions, difficulty in getting a doctor’s approval to sign up, some have to travel a long way to get it from only two dispensaries.

MINNESOTA:  It’s a 400-mile, seven-hour, $100 or more journey from Maria Botker’s home in tiny Clinton to the nearest clinic where she can buy medical marijuana – the only drug that does the trick for her daughter’s rare and aggressive seizure disorder. In addition to the medicine’s high cost, the short list of qualifying conditions Read the full article…

OMC: Less Than 200 Patients Have Access To Medical Marijuana

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MINNESOTA:  The state’s Office of Medical Cannabis released the latest registration numbers Friday for patients and doctors that have signed up for the state’s medical marijuana program. Since June 1, 318 health care practitioners have registered for the program, and 298 have been authorized to certify patients. But there is more of a disparity between Read the full article…

Marijuana-Themed Sandwich Chain Expanding In Minnesota

A toasted sub sandwich chain with a marijuana theme wants to start franchising in Minnesota.

MINNESOTA:  A toasted sub sandwich chain with a marijuana theme wants to start franchising in Minnesota. Colorado-based Cheba Hut was approved recently as a franchisor in the state, according to the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal. The concept offers sub sandwiches in three sizes: a four-inch “Nug” (slang for a cannabis bud), an eight-inch “Pinner” Read the full article…