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In Minnesota, most patients report benefits from medical cannabis – Cannabis News

Most medical cannabis patients who completed a survey reported benefits from the medication, according to the results of a voluntary survey of patients enrolled in Minnesota’s medical cannabis program during its first three months.

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Chronic pain patients plead for access to medical marijuana at hearing at Minnesota Capitol

Minnesota State Capitol. Image: Tony Webster via Wikimedia Commons

Some Minnesota marijuana patients opting to buy illegally

Jonathan Holmgren with medical cannabis products at his home in Spring Lake Park, Minn. Holmgren is back to using the raw plant that the state still deems illegal to treat his Crohn's disease. AP Photo/Jim Mone via TwinCities.com
Kyle Potter ~ Associated Press ~
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Just two months after Minnesota launched its medical marijuana program, some patients turned off by high costs say they are back to buying the drug illegally because it's the only way they can afford it.
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Number of registered medical pot users in Minnesota surges in first week

Minnesota map and marijuana leaf
State officials expect enrollment to keep growing; 276 patients are already certified.
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See inside one of Minnesota's first medical marijuana stores

Minnesota state map with marijuana leaf
When medical cannabis goes on sale for the first time in Minnesota next week, the stores that sell it will have decidedly clinical atmospheres.
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Impatient for Minnesota medical marijuana

Image of Jess Blake, Rick & Kathleen Blake who advocate medical marijuana for cancer treatment
Esko, Minn., teacher Jess Blake is confident medical marijuana will lessen the nausea that comes with treatment for the brain tumor she was diagnosed with in September.
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