Singer-Songwriter Melissa Etheridge has long been an advocate of medical marijuana and on Aug. 17, 2017, her advocacy met a prohibition reality when she was charged with simple possession in North Dakota, but Etheridge kept it all smiles for her mug shot.
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Medical pot has been legal in Minnesota for more than two years, treating thousands of people and the panel in charge of overseeing the program will consider adding new conditions and diseases to the list.
The Iowa Attorney General’s Office advised the Iowa Department of Public Health this month that it should not implement a small section in Iowa’s new medical marijuana law.
Minnesota is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, so it isn’t particularly known for its marijuana, but the plant has a history with the state dating back when hemp production was common. Hemp became a cash crop in the state but by 1957, the federal government banned hemp production completely. Many marijuana supporters are fighting to make the law more inclusive and hopefully, to legalize recreational marijuana in Minnesota.
SAINT PAUL, Minn., July 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As of July 1, Minnesota patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can register to receive medical cannabis through the state’s medical cannabis program.
On May 16, 2017, the Minnesota Department of Health announced that a recent study shows a majority of patients enrolled in the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program have reported medical cannabis benefitting their conditions.
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A majority of Minnesota patients using medical cannabis reported benefits during the first year of the program, according to early data from a first-of-its-kind study by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
Minnesota’s two licensed medical marijuana manufacturers have lost a combined $11 million in just two years of sales, according to financial documents obtained by the Associated Press
On Feb. 8, 2017, Minnesota State Rep. Jon Applebaum announced that he would be introducing a bill to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana in the state.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Deputy Minority Leader, State Rep. Jon Applebaum (DFL – Minnetonka) today announced plans to introduce a bill to legalize the personal, recreational use of marijuana in the state of Minnesota. Under the legislation, the state would regulate marijuana in a similar fashion to alcohol, with purchase, possession, and use only permitted by those aged 21 or older.
Some state officials who were tasked with regulating legal marijuana have moved to private sector jobs like consulting and lobbying, according to The Hill. Andrew Freedman and Lewis Koski, former marijuana regulators in Colorado’s state government, are now consultants for state and local governments looking for help with regulations.
In Minnesota, medicinal cannabis companies and the state’s health commissioner disagree with the state Veterans Affairs regarding the use of medical marijuana for PTSD. The controversy centers around the commissioner’s decision to include PTSD among the conditions that qualify for medical marijuana, while Veterans Affairs prohibits its use.
Minnesota residents suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will soon be able to use medical marijuana to treat their condition.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 1, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger today announced the decision to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a new qualifying condition for the state’s medical cannabis program.
The Minnesota’s Department of Health was expected to announce Thursday whether it would expand the program to people suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, arthritis and others.
In Ohio, a bill limiting reciprocity between other medical marijuana states has been submitted to the legislature. Under existing law, Ohio has the ability to enter into reciprocity agreements with other medical marijuana states that have similar patient requirements.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s two licensed medical marijuana manufacturers each posted millions of dollars in losses in their first full year of operations, according to financial documents obtained by The Associated Press.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Nearly 500 patients suffering intractable pain have registered to buy medical marijuana starting Monday.
On June 6, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health issued a report on survey results collected from patients in the state’s medical cannabis program, revealing that a majority of patients have benefited substantially from using legal medical cannabis.
A recent survey of Minnesota’s medical marijuana patients found 90 percent said the drug was beneficial. The survey, conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health, queried 435 patients using medical marijuana. The pollsters discovered only 10 percent of medical marijuana patients experienced “little to no change.”
LeafLine Labs opened its second medical cannabis dispensary Monday ahead of an expected increase in demand due to a change in Minnesota law.
According to Lohud.com, recent court records show that Vireo Health, parent company of Minnesota Medical Solutions and Vireo Health New York, has been accused of illegally taking approximately $500,000 of medical cannabis oil from Minnesota and smuggling it into New York.
Medical-marijuana startup LeafLine Labs has begun an effort to raise $21 million, according to a regulatory filing.
In Minnesota, lawmakers are considering SF 2767, a bill that would make several modifications to the state’s medical marijuana laws.
On Jan. 20, 2016, Vireo Health, a medical marijuana holding company, filed Form D with the Securities and Exchange Commission, notifying the SEC of its exempt offering and sale of securities valued at $31.5 million under Rule 506(c).
Georgia Rep. Allen Peake has announced his plans to reintroduce a bill into the legislature that would allow CBD-only marijuana to be grown in the state for medicinal purposes.
Minnesota is one of the most tightly regulated marijuana states in the United States at the moment. Only two licenses were approved for the entire state last year to serve the country’s first legislatively defined “smokeless state.”
A Minnesota health official instrumental in getting the state’s medical marijuana program off the ground is leaving to become chief executive of one of the two marijuana producers in the state.
When medical marijuana becomes available in Minnesota on July 1, two state-approved companies will begin selling cannabis in pill and oil form to patients who suffer from cancer, HIV, AIDS, ALS and other conditions.
In the land of the Twin Cities, Minnesota has designated two companies to grow and sell the entire supply of medical cannabis for the state.
Investors in the broad market were pleased to see a turnaround today. Energy stocks showed a rally, overshadowing the fact that Cyber Monday showed lower returns than 2013.
DENVER (AP/CBS4) – Authorities seized as much as $1 million in cash and thousands of marijuana plants from several properties in the Denver area that were searched Tuesday as part of an investigation into an illegal pot operation.
After years of debating, Minnesota lawmakers passed a bill on May 16, 2014, that clears the way for medical marijuana. Patients must meet one of eight conditions to receive treatment.
Legislation surrounding medical marijuana for Minnesota is fast approaching, and although a decision has not been made, emotional debate has ensued for state government officials.
A medical marijuana bill in Florida is on the brink of passing, as is a medical marijuana bill in Minnesota.
Investors are eyeing the Minnesota market carefully following a Senate Health and Human Services Committee decision on April 25, 2014, to refer a medical marijuana bill to a full sitting of the upper house for consideration. The bipartisan vote was a surprising three to seven in favor. The proposal has a bumpy road ahead of it, seeing that Gov. Mark Dayton favors research first.
Tensions have been running high in Minnesota lately, with Gov. Mark Dayton facing a television commercial that openly accuses him of singlehandedly blocking medical marijuana. However, he isn’t blocking all medical marijuana, rather he has been trying to steamroll a restricted measure that only permits medical marijuana for seizure disorders. Activists have discounted this because it deprives many other patients of the benefits.