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 medicine physicians and executives from Theraplant, a Connecticut-based medical cannabis manufacturer.
LeafLine Labs’ manufacturing facility will be located in Cottage Grove. It plans to open an initial distribution center in Eagan on July 1, 2015, with others in Hibbing, St. Cloud and St. Paul on or before July 1, 2016.
The department described Minnesota Medical Solutions (MinnMed) as “a physician-led group composed of doctors, pharmacists, scientists, greenhouse operators, building contractors, educators and other supporters.” It is working with national medical cannabis industry experts for training, consulting and operational procedures.