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Minnesota Adds Autism and Obstructive Sleep Apnea as Qualifying Medical Cannabis Conditions

Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger announced today that the state will be adding autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as new qualifying conditions for the state’s medical cannabis program. “Any policy decisions about cannabis are difficult due to the relative lack of published scientific evidence,” said Commissioner Ehlinger. “However, there is increasing …

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Minnesota Adding PTSD as Qualifying Medical Cannabis Condition

Minnesota’s Health Department has announced that they plan to allow those with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to use medical cannabis. The move comes just a few months after the department changed the rules to allow those with chronic pain to become medical cannabis patients. Minnesota’s medical cannabis program was established in 2014; it allows …

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Patients with Chronic Pain can Now Purchase Medical Cannabis in Minnesota

As of today in Minnesota, those with chronic pain who have a recommendation from a physician are authorized to purchase medical cannabis and cannabis products from one of the state’s eight dispensaries. “I could just cry I’m so excited,” said Bjerke Severson, one of the first chronic pain patients to visit a dispensary in the state …

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Intractable Pain Now a Qualifying Medical Cannabis Condition in Minnesota

As of July 1st in Minnesota, those with intractable pain are authorized to become registered medical cannabis patients, allowing them to purchase, possess and use cannabis and cannabis products. “July 1 marks the start of intractable pain registration and the anniversary of the availability of medical cannabis in Minnesota,” says Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger. …

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Survey: 90% of Minnesota Medical Cannabis Patients Find Relief from their Medicine

A new government-funded survey from the Minnesota Department of Health has found that 90% of patients in Minnesota’s medical cannabis program says it has provided them with relief from their condition, while just 10% saw “little to no change” in their ailment. Of the 90% of respondents that found relief, a vast majority – 66% …

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Minnesota Adds Intractable Pain As Qualifying Medical Cannabis Condition

Intractable pain has been added to Minnesota’s list of conditions that qualify an individual to become a valid medical cannabis patient, according to an announcement made by Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger. The new change officially goes into effect on July 1st. “The relative scarcity of firm evidence made this a difficult decision,” …

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Medical Cannabis Now Legal in Minnesota

A law legalizing medical cannabis has officially taken effect in Minnesota, allowing patients with certain debilitating conditions to possess, purchase and use the medicine. Moments after the law took effect at midnight, July 1st, the Minnesota Medical Solutions clinic in downtown Minneapolis opened its doors. The new law allows those with a qualifying medical condition …

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Minnesota Governor Signs Legislation Allowing Hospitals to Administer Medical Cannabis

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has signed into law legislation allowing hospitals to distribute medical cannabis to those who are qualified patients registered with the state. The new law provides legal protections to healthcare facilities and their employees who possess and administer medical cannabis while carrying out their employment duties. This would explicitly allow healthcare professionals …

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