Minnesota Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Minnesota approves PTSD for medical cannabis program

John Schroyer  | December 1, 2016

Minnesota’s two medical marijuana producers will be getting a bigger patient base and more ways to deliver MMJ to patients under a new ruling released Thursday by the state’s health department.

Medical patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will be able to start making MMJ purchases in August, and the two medical cannabis …

MN medical cannabis businesses see jump in pain patients

Omar Sacirbey  | September 6, 2016

Minnesota’s struggling medical marijuana market could be poised for dramatic improvement thanks to a surge in new chronic pain patients, who have become the second-largest group of enrollees in the state after becoming eligible for the program on Aug. 1.

According to figures released by Minnesota’s Office of Medical Cannabis, roughly one-third of the state’s …

Week in Review: Rescheduling rumors, Nevada targets California docs & pain relief in MN

John Schroyer  | August 5, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Federal cannabis rescheduling rumors keep swirling, Nevada is poised to cut off a significant chunk of income for medical marijuana dispensaries, and Minnesota’s pair of MMJ companies get major relief from pain patients.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Minnesota MMJ Companies Scrambling

Omar Sacirbey  | June 20, 2016

Minnesota’s two medical marijuana businesses are racing the clock to get all of their dispensaries up and running.

Under Minnesota law, the two licensed cannabis companies in the state – LeafLine and Vireo Health – have until July 1 to open as many as four dispensaries each, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.


Hemp Cultivation Programs Get Green Light in MN, WA

John Schroyer  | March 2, 2016

Two states have gotten the green light to move forward with limited industrial hemp programs, which could pave the way for future businesses opportunities.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has issued Minnesota a permit to start a hemp pilot program approved by the state legislature in 2015, according to MPR News. Officials with the …