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July 5, 2017
Minnesota medical cannabis program to include PTSD
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder will be eligible to try medical cannabis starting Aug. 1. To receive the drug through the program, patients need to visit a health care professional who must then certify to the Minnesota Department of Health...
July 5, 2017 - 8:41pm
June 13, 2017
Jeff Sessions asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014,...
June 13, 2017 - 8:50am
May 16, 2017
UPDATE: Minnesota medical marijuana patients report 'substantial benefits'
ST. PAUL — Minnesota medical marijuana patients report significant benefits of its use, according to a recent survey released by the state. A...
May 16, 2017 - 6:59pm
January 8, 2017
Health insurers won’t cover medical marijuana in North Dakota
FARGO — North Dakota voters overwhelmingly approved the legalization of medical marijuana, and lawmakers are grappling with launching the program. But patients are about to learn that legalization does not mean insurance will cover the cost. Major health insurers in North Dakota...
January 8, 2017 - 8:38pm
December 1, 2016
Minnesota adds PTSD to medical marijuana treatment
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans will be able to treat post-traumatic stress disorder with medical marijuana beginning next year.State Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger announced the addition on Thursday, Dec. 1, along with saying that he will allow topical applications of the drug, such...
December 1, 2016 - 9:26pm
June 6, 2016
Most patients support medical marijuana
ST. PAUL — Most medical marijuana patients who took a state survey say they benefited from the newly allowed treatment. About 90 percent of the patients responding to the survey reported mild to significant benefits, the state Health Department reported Monday. About 20 percent...
June 6, 2016 - 9:04pm
December 18, 2014
As others see it: Justice solution needed
The next step in the the Angela Brown case occurred Wednesday at a hearing in Madison where she faces charges related to treating her son with medical oil cannabis for a brain injury. Lac qui Parle County has charged Brown, 38, with two gross misdemeanors — endangering a child...
December 18, 2014 - 7:58am
December 1, 2014
Minnesota officials select medical marijuana makers
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials on Monday announced the state's selection of two companies that will grow marijuana and process it into medicine. Production facilities will be in Cottage Grove and Otsego, the state Health Department said, with distribution facilities elsewhere...
December 1, 2014 - 11:20am
MN medical marijuana plan set to advance
ST. PAUL — Amelia Weaver gets a legislative hearing for her eighth birthday today. Her parents, Josh and Angie of Hibbing, hope it is a happy birthday for their daughter with Dravet syndrome, which causes frequent seizures. Today’s hearing could be a big step to allow using...
May 1, 2014 - 7:44pm
April 29, 2014
MN Senate panel approves medical marijuana bill
ST. PAUL — A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota cleared a second committee hurdle in the state Senate on Tuesday, and is scheduled for another hearing today. The Senate’s state and local government committee approved the measure on a voice vote after reviewing...
April 29, 2014 - 8:59pm
March 4, 2014
MN lawmakers hear witnesses praise medical marijuana
ST. PAUL — Seven-year-old Amelia Beaver provided an example about why some Minnesotans want patients with severe illnesses to have access to marijuana. The girl suffered a seizure, one of about 30 she suffers a day, while her mother told the Minnesota House Health and Human Services...
March 4, 2014 - 9:13pm
May 8, 2009
As others see it: Tread lightly with medicinal pot
It's a good idea whose time has perhaps come -- but with some very big conditions. The state Senate has passed, 36-28, a bill that legalizes the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The House plans to undertake the bill before the session ends on May 18. While hard and fast data...
May 8, 2009 - 12:00am
March 20, 2009
Medical marijuana gets thumbs-down from local law enforcement
WORTHINGTON -- The subject tends to bring out passion in many people, and the argument has been going on for years -- should marijuana be legalized for medical purposes in Minnesota? Recently, Worthington Public Safety Director Mike Cumiskey and Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening...
March 20, 2009 - 11:25pm
March 5, 2009
Medical marijuana bills move ahead
Bills making it legal for severely ill Minnesotans to use marijuana to ease their pain continues moving through the House and Senate. Both bills await further committee hearings after passing earlier tests. The Senate version passed the Judiciary Committee 4-3 Tuesday night. "I...
March 5, 2009 - 9:22am