minnesota

  1. Ron Strider

    MN: Hemp Crops Being Planted Closer To Home

    It's the latest health and nutrition "wow crop" to come out of our farmer's fields, but perhaps a bit misunderstood. Industrial Hemp is making a comeback after its debut during WWII, but now, the plant promises more uses than just rope and t-shirts. Just outside Callaway, Minnesota a...
  2. Ron Strider

    MN: Court - Medical Marijuana Transport Case Can Advance

    Minnesota court has determined that a case involving the transport of medical marijuana products over state lines to Fulton County-based Vireo Health of New York may move forward to trial. A judge's Aug. 2 order makes it clear, however, that although there is enough evidence to try the...
  3. Ron Strider

    PA: Medical Cannabis Grower Granted Permit Faces Investigations In Other States

    One of the 12 winners of Pennsylvania's medical cannabis growing/processing permits has had its license revoked in Maryland, former employees facing criminal charges in Minnesota, and now is being investigated by New York's Department of Health for alleged violations of that state's regulations...
  4. Ron Strider

    After Two Years, Medical Cannabis Still Not Profitable In Minnesota

    A few days before Iowa’s new medical marijuana law takes effect, a Minnesota cannabis producer says his business is not yet profitable two years into that state’s program. The two states have similar medical cannabis laws, but Iowa’s is more restrictive. Iowa’s new law will allow for two...
  5. Ron Strider

    MN: WROC's Features from The Farm: Research On Industrial Hemp

    Ever since the 2014 Farm Bill authorized industrial hemp research, there has been more interest in growing hemp as an agricultural product for either seed production or fibers such as textiles, paper, and cordage. In Canada, industrial hemp was legalized in 1998, and 80,000 acres are currently...
  6. Ron Strider

    Iowa Expands Medical Marijuana; To Strike Deal With Minnesota For Quicker Access

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday signed a bill to expand access to medical marijuana in his state, but it might take as long as 18 months before patients with cancer and other diseases can get the drug in Iowa, as the state has to find growers and license distributors. In the meantime...
  7. Ron Strider

    Iowa Looks To Team Up With Minnesota For Medical Marijuana

    Top state lawmakers are trying to work out a system allowing Iowa residents to start buying medical marijuana oils and pills in Minnesota, a novel arrangement that could raise issues with the federal government. Iowa could join more than two dozen states with medical marijuana programs under...
  8. Ron Strider

    Politicians And Citizens Implore Minnesotans To Legalize Marijuana At 4/20 Rally

    Local politicians and citizens rallied at the Minnesota State Capitol on April 20 to legalize marijuana. Speakers inside the rotunda implored Minnesotans to add their voices to the conversation and then provided various reasons that citizens should care. House File 926 and House File 927 are...
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    Minnesota Medicial Marijuana Firm Could Lose License Over Illegal Shipment

    Minnesota lawmakers want to crack down on one of the state's medical marijuana companies whose former executives have been charged with illegally shipping $500,000 of marijuana oils to New York, pushing legislation allowing regulators to revoke the manufacturer's license and levy a huge fine...
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    MN: Ex-Medical Marijuana Officials In Minnesota Charged For Illegal Shipment

    Prosecutors in Minnesota filed felony charges Monday against two former officials from one of the state's licensed medical marijuana manufacturers for allegedly shipping marijuana oil to a subsidiary facility in New York. Minnesota and New York have both legalized medical marijuana programs...
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    A Minnesota Man Just Got Four Years In Prison For Marijuana

    Closer inspection revealed 260 packages filled with high-grade marijuana. They called the cops, who laid in wait for the shipment's recipient, one Steven Yang. Yang would plead guilty to first-degree drug possession with intent to sell 258 pounds. At his sentencing this month, his attorney...
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    Minnesotans With PTSD Can Receive Medical Cannabis In 2017

    In 2014, the Minnesota Legislature authorized the creation of a medical cannabis program in Minnesota. The law included a set of nine medical conditions that would qualify a person to receive medical cannabis. Now health officials are preparing to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a...
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    Minnesota Health Department OKs Medical Marijuana To Treat PTSD

    Minneapolis - More Minnesotans will soon have access to medical marijuana. The Minnesota Department of Health added post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, as a qualifying condition on Thursday. The state also gave the green light to allow manufacturers to begin producing topical formulas...
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    Minnesota OKs Medical Pot For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Minnesota will allow the use of medical marijuana to treat people suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, state health officials said Thursday. The Minnesota Department of Health had been weighing requests to expand the use of medical cannabis for PTSD, autism, arthritis, depression and...
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    MN: Public Hearing Discusses Possible New Qualifying Conditions For Medical Cannabis

    New steps are being considered to boost Minnesota's medical marijuana program after manufacturers reported big losses last year. Minnesota Medical Solutions reported a $3 million loss, and LeafLine Labs reported a $2.1 million loss. The CEO of Minnesota Medical Solutions said he expected...
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    MN: Public Hearing Discusses Possible New Qualifying Conditions For Medical Cannabis

    New steps are being considered to boost Minnesota's medical marijuana program after manufacturers reported big losses last year. Minnesota Medical Solutions reported a $3 million loss, and LeafLine Labs reported a $2.1 million loss. The CEO of Minnesota Medical Solutions said he expected...
  17. K

    Big Losses For Minnesota Medical Marijuana Providers

    Minnesota's two licensed medical marijuana manufacturers each posted millions of dollars in losses in their first full year of operations, according to financial documents obtained by The Associated Press. Minnesota Medical Solutions posted a $3 million loss in 2015, a period that included...
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    Big Losses For Minnesota Medical Marijuana Providers

    Minnesota's two licensed medical marijuana manufacturers each posted millions of dollars in losses in their first full year of operations, according to financial documents obtained by The Associated Press. Minnesota Medical Solutions posted a $3 million loss in 2015, a period that included...
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    MN: Pain Patients Buy Medical Cannabis, Is Recreational Pot Next?

    Minnesota may have already legalized medical marijuana but it wasn't until Monday that pain patients of the state finally had the opportunity to buy it. Even though the Minnesota state legislature legalized the drug for medicinal purposes in 2014, strict laws banned the plant form in favor of...
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    Minnesota Patients Begin Buying Medical Marijuana

    Minneapolis - Monday marks a critical juncture in Minnesota's year-old medical marijuana program: Patients suffering from constant pain can finally buy the medicine. The expansion has been in the works since Minnesota passed its restrictive law in 2014. The bill directed the state's health...