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…

Hundreds Meet To Learn More About Medical Marijuana Manufacture

MJBA held its monthly Seattle meetups at Magial Butter Studios in SODO

MINNESOTA:  Hundreds of would-be marijuana entrepreneurs crowded into an auditorium Friday morning to learn more about the Health Department‘s plans for regulating the state’s new medical cannabis industry. More than 200 people pre-registered for the event and even more showed up at the door, packing an auditorium at the Minnesota History Center. Over the next Read the full article…

Minnesota Lawyers Petition Supreme Court To Get In On Medical Cannabis

A Chicago company called PM Rx is suing the Department of Agriculture, claiming the agency broke its own rules when awarding marijuana cultivation permits.

MINNESOTA:  Medical cannabis is quickly becoming a lucrative business in Minnesota, with potential manufacturers and consulting companies wanting to get in on the action. But one group — lawyers — is being locked out of the market so far by their own code of ethics, and they’re trying to get it fixed as soon as Read the full article…

American Cannabis Company Is Counseling Potential Minnesota Pot Producers

A campaign to place an injunction on, and overturn Washington State’s Senate Bill 5052 has raised over $11,000 from 118 people in just one month.

MINNESOTA:  They won’t say who, but the American Cannabis Company is counseling a group of “Minnesota-based entrepreneurs” who want to become manufacturers of the new state-sanctioned medicine. ACC got off the ground last year in Colorado, working with local applicants, but has since expanded to include clients across the U.S. and as far as the Read the full article…

Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Fight Turns To Chronic Pain

Minnesota's medical marijuana fight turns to chronic pain

MINNESOTA:  When lawmakers approved the state’s new medical marijuana program last month, they deliberately left out the largest group of potential patients: those with chronic pain. But the debate is not over, and how state leaders sort out the issue of chronic pain and marijuana will determine whether Minnesota’s marijuana program expands by a few Read the full article…

Minnesota Cannabis Legalization Bill Leaves Majority of Patients Out in The Cold

Patients push back against restrictive Minnesota MMJ laws

MINNESOTA: Minnesota, which has just passed its first medical cannabis legalization legislation into law, is already facing pushback from patients and patients’ rights groups for the highly restrictive regulatory mandate. “Minnesota’s medical marijuana law is very disturbing from a patients’ rights perspective,” said Kris Hermes, spokesperson for Americans For Safe Access, a national patients’ rights group. 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…

Minnesota House Advances Medical Marijuana Study Bill

Representatives voted 86-39 on a bipartisan basis to advance the bill, which differs from a measure state senators approved on Tuesday that would make physician-prescribed medical marijuana legal for a broad range of illnesses.

MINNESOTA: Minnesota state Representatives on Friday approved a bill that would establish an observational research study to make medical marijuana available in liquid or pill form to patients suffering from one of several severe illnesses.Representatives voted 86-39 on a bipartisan basis to advance the bill, which differs from a measure state senators approved on Tuesday that 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…