Minnesota doctors are counting down the weeks to the launch of the state’s medical marijuana program with the same mix of hope, curiosity or concern as many of their patients.
On Monday, the state of Minnesota chose the two companies they would like to grow medical marijuana for the whole state.
Authorities seized thousands of marijuana plants and up to $1 million in cash as part of an investigation.
Angela Brown is accused of giving her 15-year-old son marijuana oil to relieve pain from a traumatic brain injury.
Medical marijuana patients, advocates and supporters delivered flowers to Minn. Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday, protesting legislation they say falls far too short.
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.
It took years, many false starts and a veto, but Minnesota medical marijuana advocates finally succeeded in getting a bill that’s on track to become law in a matter of days.
Minnesota lawmakers struck a deal Thursday to legalize medical marijuana that would set up eight distribution sites and allow qualified patients to use the drug in oil, pill and vapor form.
Bills to allow for the use of medical marijuana in Minnesota have popular support and may still be introduced this year, but will be little more than place markers for 2014, supporters said this week, citing opposition from the governor's office and law enforcement.
Chances are pretty good that if somebody asks you about hemp, your first thoughts might land on the weed that gets rolled into joints. And that’s the unfortunate reality plaguing proponents who seek to strip federal regulations on industrial grade hemp.