Minnesota Medical Marijuana News
July 31st, 2014ST. 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.
July 26th, 2014ST. 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.
July 16th, 2014ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two public meetings have been set to discussing planning for Minnesota's new medical marijuana program.
July 11th, 2014A 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.
July 10th, 2014ST. 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.
June 11th, 2014ST. 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.
June 2nd, 2014The 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.
May 30th, 2014House 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.
May 30th, 2014ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota joined the ranks of 21 other states Thursday where marijuana is a legal medicine with a law that is one of the nation's most restrictive.
Minnesota: Advocates Welcome Minnesota As 22nd Medical Marijuana State, But Object To Overly Restrictive Law
May 29th, 2014Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill into law today that makes Minnesota the 22nd medical marijuana state. Patient advocates celebrated the passage of SF 2470, which will protect qualified patients from arrest, prosecution, and discrimination, and license two manufacturers of medical marijuana and 8 distribution centers across the state. However, advocates have voiced concern that the law prohibits smoking medical marijuana as well as the use and possession of the dried, whole-plant flowers, ...
May 27th, 2014MINNEAPOLIS – A year ago, University of Minnesota researchers received a $9.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study pain in patients with sickle cell disease. - See more at: http://www.prairiebizmag.com/event/article/id/19277/#sthash.giod5YFn.dpuf
May 27th, 2014MINNEAPOLIS — Evidence that a defendant can legally use marijuana for medical purposes in another state isn't relevant when that person is on trial for violating Minnesota's drug laws, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
May 24th, 2014A year ago, University of Minnesota researchers received a $9.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study pain in patients with sickle cell disease.
May 22nd, 2014Minnesota House and Senate lawmakers, along with Democrat Gov. Mark Dayton, agreed late last week to legislation that seeks to provide access to limited preparations of cannabis to qualified patients.
May 19th, 2014Minnesota is poised to become the second state to legalize medical marijuana this year, but it may not be the last. The legislature and governor there struck a deal last week that would allow medical marijuana by the summer of 2015. It was approved by wide margins in the House and the Senate, putting the state on track to become the 22nd nationwide — and third in the Midwest — to allow marijuana for medical use. Maryland approved marijuana for such uses in April, and New York could be next.
May 16th, 2014Legislation progresses from coast to coast… San Jose dispensaries conflicted over taxes… Microsoft loses tech award to cannabis site… Alzheimer’s reduced by THC & CBD… “Classically Cannabis” concerts canceled... and more.
May 16th, 2014ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A bill making Minnesota the 22nd state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes has cleared its final legislative hurdle.