Minnesota Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Minnesota MMJ Companies Scrambling

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. As of […]

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Survey: Minnesota MMJ Companies Satisfying Customers

A solid 90% of medical marijuana patients in Minnesota said they’ve received “some benefit” from the MMJ they’ve purchased from the state’s two licensed producers, suggesting that the cannabis industry is meeting customers’ needs. The figure comes from a survey of 435 MMJ patients by the state’s health department, City Pages reported. Of the 90% […]

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$500K of medical marijuana oil missing in Minnesota

Minnesota authorities are probing whether one of the state’s two licensed medical marijuana producers illegally shipped $500,000 worth of MMJ oil to a sister company in New York. The company in question, Minnesota Medical Solutions, is owned by Vireo Health, the same firm that owns one of the five MMJ business licenses in New York. Both states prohibit smokable […]

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Minnesota MMJ Producer Aims to Raise $21M in Funding

LeafLine Labs, one of Minnesota’s two medical cannabis producers and distributors, has begun a new round of fundraising with a goal of reeling in $21 million from investors. The company already has raised $150,000 toward that end, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported. Last year, it raised nearly $15 million, a sign that investors remain interested in […]

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Hemp Cultivation Programs Get Green Light in MN, WA

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 state’s agriculture […]

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Lack of Outreach Undermining Minnesota’s MMJ Program

One of Minnesota’s two medical marijuana license holders estimated recently that under the state’s current list of approved conditions, there could be some 300,000 eligible patients in the state who simply don’t know about the program because of a lack of information and outreach. “There’s a huge chunk of patients who just don’t know this […]

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Minnesota MMJ company seeking $31.5M for expansion

Talk about planning big. Minnesota-based Vireo Health, the parent company of Minnesota Medical Solutions, announced this week that it’s attempting to raise $31.5 million in equity financing in order to fund expansion into between 17 and 20 new states, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The company already has a presence in New York, […]

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New CBD Strain in MN Will Help Company Cut Costs

A new strain of medical marijuana being cultivated in Minnesota has one CEO expecting to be able to slash his company’s prices by up to 10% next year. Kyle Kingsley, the head of Minnesota Medical Solutions, told an NBC affiliate in Minneapolis that a new strain his company has produced has a 34-to-1 ratio of […]

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Minnesota Medical Cannabis Companies Find Relief in Pain

By John Schroyer A new day has dawned for Minnesota’s medical marijuana industry. The two companies licensed to cultivate and sell marijuana in the state – LeafLine Labs and Minnesota Medical Solutions (MinnMed) – will benefit immensely from Wednesday’s decision to add intractable pain to the program’s list of qualifying medical conditions.

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Minnesota Adds Pain to Medical Cannabis Conditions List

Minnesota’s health commissioner announced Wednesday that he will add intractable pain to the state’s qualifying condition list for medical cannabis, which will breathe new life into the state’s MMJ industry. His game-changing decision overrules a previous panel recommendation to keep pain off the list. “In the end I determined that with Minnesota’s cautious and well-designed […]

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