Marijuana-Themed Sandwich Chain Expanding 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

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

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

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…

Medical Community’s Unease About Medical Marijuana Puts Some Prospective Patients In A Bind

MINNESOTA:  Patients hoping to access medical marijuana may struggle to register for the medicine as doctors and hospitals shy away from the new program. Registration opens Monday and patients are expected to start getting the medicine in July. The law passed last year requires a physician to certify a patient has one of nine qualifying Read the full article…

Law Allows Minnesota Hospitals To Dispense Medical Marijuana

MINNESOTA: The Legislature has taken steps to expand the availability of medical marijuana to Minnesota hospitals when it becomes legal in July. When state lawmakers approved the original law authorizing health care providers to dispense the drug, they didn’t include hospitals where terminally ill patients could end up. That left hospitals wondering what they would do Read the full article…

At Medical Marijuana Warehouse, Plants Rise As Launch Nears

MINNESOTA:  Kim Kelsey walked row-by-row through a maze of hundreds of growing marijuana plants, dumbstruck, ecstatic and near tears at the 2-foot-tall plants and what she hopes they will do for her son. After nearly 20 years of struggling to get Alec’s epilepsy under control, thousands of seizures, countless combinations of pills and weeks of Read the full article…

Could Hemp Lead To Legal Marijuana?

MINNESOTA:  If Minnesota approves limited industrial hemp growth, a state senator with a long-time law enforcement background fears recreational marijuana use will be close behind. “To me, it is baby steps toward recreational marijuana and I think we will find that out by the end of the session,” Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, said April 8 Read the full article…

Minnesota Medical Marijuana Manufacturers Prepare For Business

MINNESOTA:  Minnesota medical marijuana manufacturers have lined up several dispensary sites throughout state and are set to have the first harvest over the next few weeks. In Minneapolis, construction is under way on the city’s first dispensary — a standalone 100-year-old downtown building that once housed the League of Catholic Women. This summer, it is Read the full article…

1,000 Minnesota Patients Interested In Medical Marijuana

MINNESOTA:  When the Minnesota Department of Health set out to survey patients about the state’s new medical marijuana program, responses rolled in from every corner of the state. Of the 1,361 people who filled out the online survey earlier this year, 70 percent — nearly 1,000 — said they were likely to register for the Read the full article…