Law Allows Minnesota Hospitals To Dispense Medical Marijuana

The Legislature has added hospitals to the list of facilities that can control, dispense and manage the use of cannabis inside their systems, said Manny Munson-Regala, an assistant state health commissioner. Gov. Mark Dayton signed off on the change

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…

Medical Marijuana Becomes Law In Minnesota

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday signed into law a bill to allow the use of medical marijuana.

Unlike many major bills, the signing was not held in public.

MINNESOTA: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday signed into law a bill to allow the use of medical marijuana. Unlike many major bills, the signing was not held in public. Dayton released a statement: “I pray it will bring to the victims of ravaging illnesses the relief they are hoping for.” The bill to allow Minnesotans to Read the full article…

Minnesota Lawmakers Agree To Legalize Medical Marijuana Under Tight Restrictions

The compromise bill allows for two manufacturing facilities and eight dispensaries statewide, more than the House bill called for. But it covers fewer conditions than the Senate favored.

MINNESOTA: Minnesota lawmakers struck a deal Thursday to legalize medical marijuana, handing a major victory to severely ill children and adults whose emotional appeals for help propelled a major policy change that once appeared dead for the session. Gov. Mark Dayton said he would sign the legislation, which was closer to the House’s more restrictive bill than the Read the full article…

House Version Of Medical Marijuana Bill Favored By Minnesota Medical Association

The House bill from Rep. Carly Melin, DFL-Hibbing, would make marijuana available to certain patients from one state-regulated manufacturer.

MINNESOTA: The Minnesota Medical Association says it prefers a bill for medical marijuana that’s scheduled for a vote Friday in the House, saying cannabis legislation passed by the Senate earlier this week is “overly broad in scope.” The House bill from Rep. Carly Melin, DFL-Hibbing, would make marijuana available to certain patients from one state-regulated Read the full article…

Minnesota Parents Go After Dayton For His Stance On Medical Marijuana

A Woodbury parent said the governor should “put special needs ahead of special interests.”

MINNESOTA:  Parents of suffering children used an emotional Wednesday news conference to blame Gov. Mark Dayton for killing a bill that would allow them to use marijuana to ease children’s seizures. A Woodbury parent said the governor should “put special needs ahead of special interests.” “Minnesotans with debilitating medical conditions and their families should not Read the full article…

Minnesota Gov. Dayton Opposes Legalizing Marijuana

Dayton has said he would sign a bill legalizing medical marijuana only if opponents in the law enforcement community support to it.

MINNESOTA:  Although President Obama suggested last weekend that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol, Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he still opposes legalizing pot for medical purposes in Minnesota. “Alcohol is plenty dangerous… Why would we want to add another drug to the equation?” he asked during a Capitol briefing with reporters. Dayton has said Read the full article…