Minnesota Medical Marijuana News

Minnesota: Medical Marijuana Group Petitions Against Charges

San Francisco Chronicle

December 16th, 2014
MADISON, Minn. (AP) — A group advocating medical marijuana is delivering a petition to the Lac qui Parle County attorney asking him to drop charges against a woman charged after giving her son cannabis oil for his pain.

Minnesota: No Political Natural, Dayton Somehow Endured

San Francisco Chronicle

October 11th, 2014
NORTHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — In a jammed side room of a bustling St. Olaf College commons, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton clinically answered questions about student debt, college affordability and Minnesota's job climate. Aside from a casual reminder to vote next month, it was a soft sell in his uncharacteristically low-key campaign.

Minnesota: 12 Businesses Vie To Grow Medical Marijuana

San Francisco Chronicle

October 3rd, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Twelve businesses applied to grow and cultivate marijuana for the state's new medical marijuana program, but there can only be two.

Minnesota: State Names Top Research Doc For Medical Marijuana

San Francisco Chronicle

October 2nd, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has hired the top official to oversee research on the effects of marijuana for the state's new medical marijuana program.

Minnesota: Not Guilty Plea In Medical Marijuana Case

San Francisco Chronicle

September 30th, 2014
MADISON, Minn. (AP) — A western Minnesota woman has pleaded not guilty to giving her son cannabis oil to relieve his chronic pain and muscle spasms.

Minnesota: 29 Interested In Growing Minnesota Medical Pot

San Francisco Chronicle

September 19th, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Health said Friday it has received 29 letters of intent from people interested in growing medical marijuana, the first official step in selecting medical cannabis manufacturers under the state's new program.

Minnesota: Cottage Grove Approves Medical Marijuana Farm

The Washington Times

September 18th, 2014
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (AP) - A suburban Twin Cities company has local approval for a medical marijuana manufacturing plant. The Cottage Grove City Council has given Leafline Labs a conditional use permit to build a cultivating and processing facility on 24 acres of land it owns in the community.

Minnesota: Minnesota Taking Medical Marijuana Applications

San Francisco Chronicle

September 6th, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The state of Minnesota has begun taking applications from entrepreneurs interested in opening medical cannabis manufacturing facilities, and the potential applicants include members of the family that owns Bachman's Inc., the Minneapolis-based chain of floral and garden shops.

Minnesota: State Opens Applications For Medical Pot Producers

San Francisco Chronicle

September 5th, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Farmers, pharmacists and entrepreneurs, take note: It's time to apply to grow and cultivate marijuana for the state's new medical marijuana program.

Minnesota: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

August 20th, 2014
There will be no medical marijuana initiative in Oklahoma this year, Jeb Bush comes out against Florida's medical marijuana initiative, San Diego patients are trying a novel tack in their battle with the city, and more. Let's get to it:

Minnesota: Medical Pot Backers Hope To Speed Task Force Work

San Francisco Chronicle

July 31st, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Potential medical marijuana patients and family members said Thursday they hope to assuage police concerns as the state builds up its new program allowing the treatment of eight illnesses with some forms of cannabis.

Minnesota: Wanted - Manufacturers For New Medical Pot Program

San Francisco Chronicle

July 26th, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Dr. Marshall Brinton saw the headlines after Minnesota passed a medical marijuana law, looked around at the equipment in his old veterinary laboratory and thought: Yeah, I could do that.

Minnesota: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

July 16th, 2014
A CBD cannabis oil bill becomes law in Missouri, the District of Columbia expands its medical marijuana program, Michigan prepares to improve its program, Berkeley will provide free medical marijuana for the poor and homeless, an LA medical marijuana farmers' market gets an injunction slapped on it, and more. Let's get to it:

Minnesota: 2 Meetings Set On Minnesota Medical Marijuana Law

San Francisco Chronicle

July 16th, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two public meetings have been set to discussing planning for Minnesota's new medical marijuana program.

Minnesota: Plans Readied For Medical Marijuana Operation

Times Union

July 11th, 2014
A Montevideo parent says he's prepared to run Minnesota's first medical marijuana manufacturing operation if the state can't get the drug elsewhere. Jeremy Pauling is a member of the state's new task force that will study the impact of the new medical marijuana law. Pauling's daughter, Katelyn, suffers from a degenerative brain disease and her family thinks medical marijuana could help her.

Minnesota: Dayton Names 16 To Study Impact Of Marijuana Law

San Francisco Chronicle

July 10th, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday appointed 16 members to a task force that will study the impact of the state's new medical marijuana law.

Minnesota: Pro-Pot Stance Binds Independence Party Candidates

The Sacramento Bee

June 11th, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The political upstarts running on the Independence Party's ticket this year are in favor of legalizing marijuana on a much larger scale than Minnesota's just-signed medical cannabis law.

Minnesota: Cannabis News Roundup - 06.06.14

KALW News

June 6th, 2014
Feinstein: "rouge dispensaries" would benefit from new bill… Washington state lawsuit could have wide implications … The graying of Harborside… Big Tobacco watches and waits… Health news… Maureen Dowd’s bad trip… and more.

Minnesota: Wanted - Minnesota Medical Marijuana Administrator

The Sacramento Bee

June 2nd, 2014
The Minnesota Department of Health is looking to hire a chief administrator of a new division, the Office of Medical Cannabis. The department posted the job ad at the end of last week, the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1m6knU5) reported. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the medical marijuana program into law last week.

Minnesota: Cannabis News Roundup - 05.30.14

KALW News

May 30th, 2014
House of Representatives votes to block funds for dispensary raids… Statewide regulation bills meet opposite fates in California… Legalization news from Minnesota, Nevada, Kentucky… Former premier of Canadian province joins cannabis firm… Do you know the “Weed Fairy”?... and more.