Minnesota Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

LeafLine Begins Construction on Minnesota Grow Facility

LeafLine Labs, one of two businesses awarded licenses to grow and sell medical cannabis in Minnesota, has started construction on its cultivation facility after buying land last month. The company paid $3.1 million for the 24-acre site near Cottage Grove, Minnesota, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. LeafLine – run by members of the […]

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High Prices Could Limit Minnesota Medical Cannabis Market

Minnesota’s medical marijuana market could be smaller than expected, as patients will reportedly have to shell out between $100 and $500 a month for medicine. The two companies designated by the state government to sell cannabis-infused products have pledged to “set up special pricing structures” for lower-income patients, the Associated Press reported. But even so, […]

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Minnesota MMJ Company Raises $12.4 Million

A company that secured one of two licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana in Minnesota has raised nearly $12.4 million in equity financing, a relatively large sum for a startup MMJ business. LeafLine Labs, which was founded by members of the family that runs a well-known chain of garden centers in the state, will […]

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Minnesota Selects 2 Companies to Receive MMJ Business Licenses

Minnesota has chosen the two companies that will grow, process and distribute medical cannabis under the state’s new limited MMJ program. LeafLine Labs and Minnesota Medical Solutions were selected to cultivate medical marijuana, process it into pill or liquid form and distribute the medicine via a total of eight dispensaries. The Minnesota Department of Health […]

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Group Looking to Expand Minnesota’s MMJ Patient Base

Many cannabis advocates in Minnesota think that the state’s medical marijuana program is much too limited, especially when it comes to who can qualify to use the drug. So Minnesotans for Compassionate Care asked five gubernatorial candidates to sign a pledge promising to help broaden the patient base – a move that would increase the […]

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12 Firms Gunning for Minnesota Medical Marijuana Licenses

A dozen companies filed formal applications for medical cannabis business licenses in Minnesota by the Friday deadline, forking over $20,000 each for the opportunity to grow, process and sell medical cannabis products. Though 29 firms previously submitted letters of intent to file applications, the sizable fee and the state cap of just two MMJ businesses […]

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29 Groups Interested in Applying for Minnesota MMJ Licenses

More than two dozen groups have officially expressed interest in applying for licenses to cultivate, process and distribute medical cannabis in Minnesota. The state’s health department said it received 29 letters of intent by Friday afternoon, the deadline for entrepreneurs to signal their initial interest in vying for a license. Formal applications – along with […]

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MMJ Application Process Kicks Off in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health has opened up the application process for the state’s two coveted licenses to manufacture, process and sell medical cannabis. The completed 36-page application must be submitted with a $20,000 application fee and 20 copies of the manufacturer’s comprehensive business plan. Applications are due Oct. 3. The manufacturers will be chosen […]

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Huge Interest in Minnesota’s MMJ Program

Entrepreneurs are clamoring to get involved in Minnesota’s medical marijuana industry. The state has had to find a larger room for a meeting today targeting those interested in obtaining cannabis business licenses, saying the crowd will be bigger than expected. Officials moved the gathering from a space at the revenue department to a ballroom at […]

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Minnesota Names Medical Cannabis Czar

Minnesota’s medical marijuana program now has a leader. Michelle Larson, who held various executive roles with the state’s health department over the past decade, has been named head of the newly created Office of Medical Cannabis. In this capacity, she will play a key role in helping the state develop regulations on the medical marijuana […]

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Research Project Could Help Expand Minnesota’s MMJ Program

A scientific study of medical marijuana spearheaded by the University of Minnesota could play an indirect role in helping expand the state’s MMJ program, which would ultimately boost the market for cannabis businesses. Researchers at the university are testing whether medical marijuana can help treat pain caused by sickle cell disease. The team is ready […]

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