Minneapolis Cops Stop Low-Level Cannabis Stings Due to Extreme Racial Disparities

Minneapolis police will stop the use of sting operations to bust low-level cannabis dealers after it surfaced that 46 of the 47 people arrested in this manner so far in 2018 were Black, the StarTribune reports. Authorities announced the changes last Thursday, also revealing that all charges against the 47 “dealers” would be dropped. The policy […]

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Autism & Sleep Apnea Added to Minnesota MMJ Program

Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger, has approved autism spectrum disorder and obstructive sleep apnea to the state’s medical cannabis qualifying condition list – two of 10 conditions proposed to the Department of Health for program consideration. What was rejected? Anxiety disorders, cortico-basal degeneration, dementia, endogenous cannabinoid deficiency syndrome, liver disease, nausea, Parkinson’s disease, […]

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Minnesota Judge Orders Smuggling Case Involving Ex-Vireo Employees to Continue

A Minnesota judge has denied the motion to throw out charges against two former Vireo Health officers accused of illegally transporting $500,000 in cannabis products from Minnesota to New York while trying to meet a January 2016 deadline under New York’s medical cannabis program, according to a report from the Journal News. Dr. Laura Bultman, […]

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Maryland Regulators May Pull Preliminary License from Company Loosely Tied to MN/NY Scandal

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission is seeking to revoke the preliminary license of MaryMed LLC due to concerns about the company’s former parent company Vireo Health, according to a Baltimore Sun report. The commission said there was a “reasonable likelihood” that the company would not safeguard its medical cannabis products, citing the ongoing case in […]

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Minnesota Company Launches Campaign to Remove MMJ Stigma

A Minnesota company has launched a statewide campaign aimed at normalizing and removing the stigma surrounding medical cannabis. The “More Firsts” campaign by LeafLine Labs, a licensed medical cannabis business, is meant to humanize patient stories and represent “firsts” for the company’s patients after starting medical cannabis treatment. Dr. Andrew Bachman, co-founder and CEO of […]

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Minnesota Medical Cannabis Providers Have Lost $11M Since 2015

Minnesota’s medical cannabis manufacturers have lost $11 million over the last two years, as Leafline Labs lost $4.7 million last year after losing $2.5 million in 2015; while Minnesota Medical Solutions recorded $1.2 million in losses last year after running $3 million in the red in 2015, according to a Star Tribune report. A spokesperson […]

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Two Adult-Use Measures Proposed in Minnesota

Two Minnesota Democrats have introduced legislation to legalize adult cannabis use in the state, according to a WCCO report. Rep. Jon Applebaum, sponsor of one of the measures, said that to millennials legalizing cannabis is not controversial and the industry would help drive a “Made in Minnesota” economy. Applebaum’s proposal would permit adults 21 and […]

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Two Former Vireo Officials Charged with Illegally Transporting MMJ from Minnesota to New York

Two former Vireo Health officials face felony charges over allegations that they illegally transported medical cannabis oils from their Minnesota to New York facilities, the Journal News reports. Authorities in Minnesota allege that ex-Chief Medical Officer Dr. Laura Bultman, and former Chief Security Officer Ronald Owens used the company’s armored vehicle to drive about $500,000 […]

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Minnesota MMJ Program Needs Extra State Cash

Minnesota’s Office of Medical Cannabis has requested more than $500,000 in additional funding over the next two years to cover the costs of its patient database and licensed manufacturer inspections, according to an Associated Press report. The state already covers $1.4 million of the program’s operating costs and hiked the annual registration fee for operators from $94,000 […]

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PTSD Added to Minnesota MMJ List

Minnesota’s Department of Health has added post-traumatic stress disorder to the state’s medical cannabis qualifying list, the Associated Press reports. However, individuals suffering from the condition won’t be able to access the program until August. The agency also expanded the medical cannabis delivery options, allowing the sales of topical patches, creams and lotions. Smoking or […]

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One-Third of Minnesota MMJ Patients Use Cannabis for Chronic Pain

There are now more patients with chronic pain signed up for Minnesota’s medical marijuana program than there are patients with cancer epilepsy, and terminal illness combined, according to a report from the Star Tribune. The Department of Health added the condition on Aug. 1 and now patients with chronic pain represent one out of three […]

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Minnesota MMJ Program Opens Up to Patients With Intractable Pain

Patients with intractable pain can begin purchasing medical cannabis in Minnesota today, the Star Tribune reports. The condition was approved by Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger in December.    The state’s program is restrictive, banning the plant form and opting for pills, oils, and vapor delivery methods. But for the nearly 500 patients suffering from intractable […]

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Minnesota Officials Investigate $500,000 Worth of Missing MMJ Oil

Authorities are investigating a Minnesota-based medical marijuana producer over the alleged illegal transport of $500,000 worth of medical cannabis oil, according to a Star Tribune report. A former employee at Minnesota Medical Solutions has accused the licensed cannabis producer of transporting the oil illegally from its production facility in Minnesota to its parent company’s New York location, […]

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Minnesota Adds Intractable Pain to List of Medical Cannabis Qualifying Conditions

In a big win for Minnesotans seeking medicinal cannabis treatments, the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health has announced that he will add “intractable pain” to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana. Patients suffering from intractable pain will be allowed to obtain medical cannabis from LeafLien Labs or Minnesota Medical Solutions, the state’s […]

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