St. Paul, Minn | State Expands Medical Marijuana Access
Effective August 1st, 2017, Minnesota residents who suffer from PTSD are now able to access medical cannabis from one of the state’s eight marijuana clinics. Until this expansion, only residents with the following conditions could qualify for medical marijuana in the state:
|Tourette Syndrome||ALS||Multiple Sclerosis|
|Crohn’s Disease||Terminal Illness||Intractable pain|
|As of August 1st: PTSD now a qualifying medical marijuana condition|
Although the law has just gone into effect, already more than 100 patients have signed up with PTSD listed as the qualifying condition. As word gets out, more patients suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are expected to seek relief from their symptoms with medical marijuana.
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Minnesota’s medical marijuana program is very limited. In fact, many consider it to be one of the strictest medical marijuana programs in the nation. For starters, Minnesota does not permit many forms of cannabis. Cannabis is only available in pill, liquid or vaporized form. Patients must also choose between only two cannabis manufacturers; each which dispense a very limited selection of marijuana products. The marijuana products are then made available via just eight clinics located throughout the state.
Click on the links below to view the (meager) medical marijuana product offerings. And there are financial challenges for the program as well. The two marijuana providers listed below lost an estimated $11 million since then began operating in 2015.
|Minnesota Medical Solutions Products||Leafline Labs Products|
Over 8,100 patients are enrolled in Minnesota’s medical marijuana program. For more information on obtaining medical cannabis from Minnesota’s medical marijuana program, click here to visit the state’s Department of Health page for prospective patients.