Breaking News

Medical Marijuana Now Legal in Minnesota
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

medical marijuana

Summary: Minnesota has joined the list of states that allow marijuana use for medical reason, although their criteria are one of the strictest in the nation.

Moments after medical marijuana was legal at midnight today in Minnesota, the first cannabis clinic had its first patient. The clinic, Minnesota Medical Solutions, in downtown Minneapolis opened just after midnight on July 1st.


The first patient, Kim Kelsey, left the clinic with a week-long supply of cannabis pills for her 24-year-old son. They are hoping the treatment will help with his epilepsy. The clinic closed after two hours at 2 a.m. but reopened at 9 a.m. There were dozens of appointments already made for their regular office hours.

Medical marijuana in Minnesota is one of the most closely regulated and most clinical in the country. Cannabis will only be sold in the form of pills, liquid, or oils, not as a smokable substance. This will enable manufacturers to better customize doses to the specific conditions that each patient and their needs require. Patients must have one of nine qualifying conditions to qualify: epilepsy, glaucoma, Chron’s disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS, Tourette syndrome, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, or a terminal illness.

As of last Friday, only 65 patients were enrolled in the program with many more looking for a doctor to certify them. The state’s second clinic in Eagan opened this morning at 10 a.m. but was not able to provide treatment for all conditions. Leafline Labs runs the clinic and has not perfected their epilepsy treatment yet.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Employment Litigation Attorney with 5+ years of experience

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office is seeking a labor and employment litigation attorney with 5+ years of experience...

Apply Now

Capital Markets Staff Attorney with 6+ years of experience

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office is seeking a capital markets staff attorney with 6+ years of experience. Candid...

Apply Now

Attorney with 7-10 years of business litigation experience

USA-CA-Century City

Small to mid-size Century City law firm is seeking an attorney with 7 - 10 years of business litigat...

Apply Now

Trusts and Estates/Tax Attorney with 3+ years of experience

USA-NV-Las Vegas

Las Vegas office of our client seeks trusts and estates/tax attorney with 3+ years of experience. Th...

Apply Now


Legal Assistant / Paralegal


The York office of Richard R. Reilly, Attorney at Law has an excellent opportunity for a legal secre...

Apply now

Legal Secretary / Assistant


Immediate opening for full time / part time experienced legal secretary in plaintiff\'s personal inj...

Apply now



Brooklyn plaintiff’s personal injury firm seeks paralegal with 5+ years litigation experience ...

Apply now

Legal Assistant / Paralegal


We are seeking a self-motivated immigration paralegal to join us in a busy but collegial environment...

Apply now

Most Popular


To Top