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Breaking the stigma: How Minnesota's medical cannabis program is impacting patients across the state – Marijuana News

Eagan, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- It's been nearly one year since medical cannabis was legalized in Minnesota. Medical marijuana has already made a significant difference for many Minnesotans who suffered tough times before it was legalized.

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

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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
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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

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State officials expect enrollment to keep growing; 276 patients are already certified.
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Minnesota patients legally acquire marijuana for first time

Patrick McClellan held a vaporizer with medical marijuana early Wednesday morning after acquiring a prescription at MinnMed.  Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune
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At the stroke of midnight, medical marijuana was legal in Minnesota.
Moments later, the state's first cannabis clinic welcomed its first patients.
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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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