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MN: Q And A With A Medical Cannabis Patient

Terri (Mestnick) Kashani, a native of Virginia, MN, has had rheumatoid arthritis for 30 years. Now living in Bloomington, MN, Terri graciously agreed to answer my questions about her participation in Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program, which officially started July 1, 2015. She has been using medical cannabis for 1.5 years. Tell me about your health […]

MN: Medical Cannabis – A Miracle For Amelia Weaver And Her Family

Hibbing – When Jean Cole at Hometown Focus asked me to write an update on our daughter Amelia, I thought the timing was pretty perfect, because we are fast approaching November, which is epilepsy awareness month. Jean wrote a story about Amelia and our family’s struggles in 2014, before medical cannabis was made legal in […]

MN: Children With Autism Could Soon Be Prescribed Medical Marijuana

Eagan, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Health is considering adding autism to the growing list of conditions in which the patients can be prescribed medical cannabis. The consideration carries with it a lot of emotion for families looking for something to help their loved ones with a condition where so little is known. In […]

MN: Let's Get Past The Marijuana Stereotypes And Use It Properly For Pain

OK. I am going to ask for a huge mental exercise right now. Let’s pretend that you have not been conditioned by the “drug war” mentality. Let’s ignore the 50 years of negative reinforcement from law enforcement about the drug culture. Let’s pretend that you have never seen a Cheech and Chong movie or think […]

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 those numbers to turn around once more patients sign up and once […]