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Minnesota: Recreational Marijuana Creates Buzz on Campaign Trail for Governor - Cannabis News

Medical marijuana is legal in Minnesota, but allowing recreational marijuana use for adults is an issue the candidates have been talking about on the campaign trail for Minnesota governor.

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O Cannabis! What happens when pot's legal next door? - Cannabis News

A dilemma for Minnesotans: Canada's legalizing recreational marijuana in October. And in November, North Dakota voters will decide whether to follow suit.

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Minnesota Representative Argues for Cannabis Legalization to Help Dismantle Racial Inequality - Cannabis News

Minnesota Rep. Paul Thissen believes the recreational legalization is necessary to curb racial inequality in the state’s criminal justice system.

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Minnesota medical cannabis program to include PTSD - Cannabis News

ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder will be eligible to try medical cannabis starting Aug. 1.

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Pot's cousin explored as viable crop option for Minnesota - Cannabis News

Not to be confused with illicit marijuana, useful plant draws interest as crop option at U's ag campus.

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Mother Of Minnesota Teen With Tourette’s Pushes For Medical Cannabis In Schools - Cannabis News

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Since the passage of the medical marijuana bill in Minnesota, patients across the state have been helped.

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Push for legalizing recreational marijuana hits Minnesota House – Cannabis News

ST. PAUL — Legalizing recreational marijuana would fall into the hands of voters if a proposal by State Rep. Jason Metsa, DFL-Virginia, makes its way through the Legislature.

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PTSD is added to Minnesota's medical pot program as qualifying condition – Cannabis News

Minnesotans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be able to enroll in the state’s medical marijuana program starting Aug. 1, the state Health Department announced Thursday afternoon.

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Half of medical pot dispensed in Minnesota is prescribed to ease pain – Cannabis News

Visits to the state’s eight cannabis clinics doubled in August, the first month that pain patients were allowed into the program.

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Pain patients are flooding into Minnesota's medical marijuana program – Cannabis News

The state's tightly controlled program has seen high costs and low enrollment. Pain patients might turn the tide.

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Minnesota patients can begin buying medical marijuana Monday – Cannabis News

Expanding the list of qualifying conditions to include intractable pain marks a critical juncture in the year-old program, which is among the most restrictive in the country.

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Minnesota adds pain to medical marijuana use – Marijuana News

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ST. PAUL -- Severe pain soon will be a reason Minnesotans may use medical marijuana, something supporters say will reduce the need for powerful and often-dangerous prescription medicines.

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Health Panel Says Allowing Marijuana Prescriptions For Pain A Bad

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An advisory panel cautioned Wednesday against expanding Minnesota’s medical marijuana program to include patients suffering chronic pain starting next year.


 

The recommendation from the panel’s medical experts to Department of Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger is not a final say — it’s up to Ehlinger to make the decision by Jan. 1. But five of eight panel members voted against the possible expansion, arguing that there’s limited evidence of marijuana’s efficacy in treating pain and noting physicians’ reluctance to using the drug as a treatment.

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