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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…

Minnesota Woman Asks Court To Allow Marijuana Use Per Indiana Church Beliefs

31-year-old Ashley Firnschild argues to the Hennepin County District Court that marijuana laws place an “undue burden” on her beliefs as a First Church of Cannabis member. The Golden Valley woman is accused of smoking marijuana and violating her probation on a drug charge.

MINNESOTA: A Minnesota woman accused of violating probation says she should be able to use marijuana for religious reasons because she belongs to a pot-smoking church based in Indiana. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports 31-year-old Ashley Firnschild argues to the Hennepin County District Court that marijuana laws place an “undue burden” on her beliefs as a First 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…

Minnesota Patients Legally Acquire Marijuana For First Time

Moments after medical marijuana was legal in Minnesota the state's first cannabis clinic welcomed its first patients.

MINNESOTA:  At the stroke of midnight, medical marijuana was legal in Minnesota. Moments later, the state’s first cannabis clinic welcomed its first patients. “We’ve been waiting a long time for this,” said Kim Kelsey, holding up a small white pill bottle containing a week’s supply of cannabis pills outside. The Minnesota Medical Solutions clinic in downtown Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Arrives Next Week In Minnesota – But Smoking It Is Banned

The nation’s latest medical marijuana program is a world of pill bottles and vials of marijuana-infused oil.

MINNESOTA:  There will be no baggies of pot awaiting patients next week, when Minnesota joins 21 other states in offering medical marijuana. No glass pipes, no plants to tend at home. Instead, the nation’s latest medical marijuana programme is a world of pill bottles and vials of marijuana-infused oil. For the qualifying patients seeking relief from pain, Read the full article…

Minnesota’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ready To Open

"We cannot underestimate the role of physicians in making sure that patients can access medical marijuana," Secretary Murphy said.

MINNESOTA:  The first dispensary for medical marijuana in Minnesota is set to open in Minneapolis on Wednesday, July 1. That is the first day the it can be legally sold in the state. Minnesota Medical Solutions invited journalists to tour their new facility at 207 9th St. in Minneapolis on Friday. The tour was hosted by Kyle Kingsley, MD, Read the full article…