Dayton Won’t Rule Out Medical Marijuana Changes

The state is appealing a judge's ruling that blocked parts of Montana's medical marijuana law.

MINNESOTA:  It’ll be six months before Minnesota’s medical marijuana program goes live, but Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s willing to consider pleas to expand the list of qualifying health conditions. In an interview Monday with The Associated Press, Dayton says he would listen to the advice of his Department of Health and medical experts about Read the full article…

LeafLine Labs Begins Construction Of Medical Marijuana Facility In Cottage Grove

An Indian tribe in South Dakota that plans to start selling marijuana has chosen a Colorado-based company to grow and distribute the drug on the reservation.

MINNESOTA:  Dirt is moving at the future site of LeafLine Labs’ medical marijuana manufacturing facility in the Cottage Grove Business Park. The city is southeast of St. Paul along the Mississippi River. The city sold 24 acres of land to LeafLine Labs Dec. 4 for about $3 million, and that same day crews broke ground Read the full article…

How Will Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program Work?

Medical marijuana will only be available to patients suffering from about 10 conditions including ALS and cancer.

MINNESOTA:  Six months after Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana in Minnesota, makers are poised to start growing. State officials on Monday announced the two companies that will grow, process and sell medical cannabis to Minnesotans next year under the state’s new law. LeafLine Labs and Minnesota Medical Solutions were chosen from Read the full article…

State Medical Pot Manufacturers Chosen; Production Sites In Cottage Grove, Otsego

The two registered manufacturers named Monday will be responsible for growing, processing and distributing medical marijuana products as part of the state’s new program.

MINNESOTA:  The Minnesota Department of Health announced Monday the selection of LeafLine Labs and Minnesota Medical Solutions to become the registered manufacturers responsible for growing, processing and distributing medical cannabis products as part of the state’s new program. LeafLine Labs is a Minnesota-based company founded by members of the Bachman gardening business family, two emergency Read the full article…

Anticipation, Anxiety As State Prepares For Next Step In Medical Marijuana Legalization

Next week, the Department of Health will name the two companies it has selected to grow and refine the state’s entire supply of medical marijuana.

MINNETSOTA:  Next week, the Minnesota Department of Health will name the two companies it has selected to grow and refine the state’s entire supply of medical marijuana. While some communities are ready to welcome new agribusinesses, others have taken steps to block marijuana outlets from setting up shop. The city of Duluth, which spent years Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Program On Track For Summer Launch, Officials Say

Lawmakers now are pursuing several options to ensure patients can acquire cannabis oil, even if the marijuana plant isn’t grown here.

MINNESOTA:  Minnesota will have at least one state-approved medical marijuana manufacturer by Dec. 1, the leader of the state’s Office of Medical Cannabis said Thursday. The prediction comes five months after Gov. Mark Dayton signed the state’s new medical marijuana law, and as officials say they remain on track to launch the program next summer. Read the full article…

State Receives A Dozen Marijuana Manufacturing Applications

Minnesota's first two marijuana manufacturers will have half a year to get an entire industry up and running.

MINNESOTA:  A dozen companies have applied to grow and distribute marijuana in Minnesota next year. Friday was the deadline to submit an application – and a $20,000 nonrefundable application fee — to the Minnesota Department of Health. Twenty-nine aspiring entrepreneurs had expressed interest in the job, but in the end, fewer than half followed through Read the full article…

Cottage Grove Approves Medical Marijuana Farm

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MINNESOTA:  A suburban Twin Cities company has local approval for a medical marijuana manufacturing plant. The Cottage Grove City Council has given Leafline Labs a conditional use permit to build a cultivating and processing facility on 24 acres of land it owns in the community. Leafline can only move forward if the Minnesota Department of Read the full article…

Bachman’s Owners Line Up To Grow Marijuana For Minnesota

The two companies picked by the state will have a duopoly on the state's legal supply of marijuana to those with medical needs, estimated at 5,000 to 15,000 people.

MINNESOTA:  The state of Minnesota began taking applications Friday from companies that want to become one of the state’s two certified marijuana growers. Owners of Bachman’s Inc. intend to apply, but the Minneapolis-based floral and garden center emphasized that the company itself has nothing to do with the application. It’s not clear if CEO Dale Bachman or Read the full article…

Minnesota Mom Charged For Giving Son Cannabis Oil Early

The New York State Department of Health released the final regulations for New York’s medical marijuana program.

MINNESOTA:  After years of watching her son suffer with the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, Angela Brown turned to medical marijuana as a last resort. It worked, but the decision has left her facing criminal charges. Minnesota this year became the 22nd state to approve specific forms of marijuana for medicinal use, but prosecutors in Lac Read the full article…