Minnesota Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

LeafLine Labs Raises Another $2.5M

One of Minnesota’s two medical cannabis producers has raised another $2.5 million, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The raise, by LeafLine Labs, comes on top of $12.4 million the company landed late last year. To date, LeafLine has raised $14.9 million – just $176,000 short of its goal. The […]

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Minnesota Panel Opposes Adding Pain to MMJ List

Minnesota’s two medical cannabis producers received a dose of bad news this week. A state panel tasked with looking into whether or not intractable pain should be added to the qualifying condition list for MMJ has come out against the idea, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The panel voted 5-3 against the proposal – a […]

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Minnesota Considers Adding New MMJ Condition

Minnesota’s health commissioner is considering whether to add intractable pain to the state’s list of conditions that qualify patients for medical marijuana. That should be greeted as good news by cannabis entrepreneurs in Minnesota, where medical marijuana patient numbers have fallen dramatically short of expectations. The addition of intractable pain could open the door for tens […]

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Minnesota MMJ Patients Still Tapping Black Market

High prices for medical marijuana at Minnesota’s fledgling dispensaries are pushing patients back to the black market, a worrisome sign in for an MMJ program that is already experiencing difficulties. Almost 20% of the state’s 491 registered patients haven’t made a return trip in the last month to any of the three dispensaries currently open […]

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Minnesota MMJ Company Delays Opening More Dispensaries

Minnesota Medical Solutions, one of just two companies licensed in the state to produce and sell medical cannabis, announced this week that it’s delaying opening its final two dispensaries until the spring because of low patient numbers. The company, also known as MinnMed, has so far opened two of its four locations allowed under state […]

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Minnesota Considers Adding Intractable Pain to MMJ List

Some good news might be on the horizon for Minnesota’s two medical cannabis producers. The state Department of Health is considering adding intractable pain to the relatively small list of qualifying conditions for MMJ. That could mean a huge boost in the potential customer base for the two firms, as the number of registered patients […]

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Third Minnesota Dispensary Opens Despite Low Patient Count

Minnesota’s third medical cannabis dispensary has opened despite the low number of patients registered to purchase medical cannabis in the state. Minnesota Medical Solutions (MinnMed) opened a location in Rochester last week, according to news reports, adding to the dispensary it already operates in Minneapolis. Leafline Labs, the other company licensed to grow, process and […]

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Minnesota MMJ Company Hires Lawmaker Ally

LeafLine Labs, one of two companies licensed to produce and sell medical cannabis in Minnesota, has hired a current lawmaker who co-sponsored the state’s MMJ bill. Rep. Dan Schoen is joining LeafLine as a security consultant on a contract basis. He is taking an unpaid leave of absence through December from his post as a […]

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