Minnesota

Panel to discuss qualifying anxiety for Minnesota's medical cannabis program – FOX 9

article Leaves of a mature marijuana plant are seenin a display at The International Cannabis and Hemp Expo April 18, 2010 at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) (FOX 9) – People with anxiety, sickle cell disease and tic disorder could qualify for medical cannabis in Minnesota after a discussion next week. Next Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 21 and 22, the Medical Cannabis Review Panel will meet from 4-6 p.m. to discuss petitions to add those three qualifying medical conditions for participation in the state’s Medical Cannabis Program. At the meeting, members of the panel will […]

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DIGGING DEEPER: Would recreational marijuana help or hurt Minnesota? – KTTC

AUSTIN, Minn. (KTTC) — On the national debate stage this week, vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris promised to decriminalize recreational marijuana, a hot button issue. Here in Minnesota, Rep. Ryan Winkler, (DFL) Golden Valley, has introduced legislation to legalize marijuana for recreational use after hearing peoples’ concerns across the state on the subject. “They think it has racially discriminatory effects. They want to have access for health,” Winkler said. “People believe this is something that can be done well, safely and it’s time for Minnesota to get with the program.” Many in law enforcement disagree. “Why would we legalize something […]

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Minnesota Marijuana: A Tale of Two Parties

Source: Shutterstock Polarization among American political parties has become more intense than ever, with each side gradually becoming more ferocious in its dislike for the other groups. That new normal seems to span even outside of the main two parties. Even where people from different political backgrounds agree, they’ll still argue over the best way to reach the same end goal. Nowhere does that ring more true than in Minnesota, where there are two separate factions, both arguing for the legalization of recreational marijuana. The Legal Marijuana Now Party and the Grassroots Legalize Cannabis Party have been vying for voters […]

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Is Weed Legal in Minnesota?

Is Weed Legal in Minnesota? Is weed legal in Minnesota? Only medical pot is legal in the state. The state limits the available products to vapes, topicals, liquids, and pills. The state was the 23rd state in the nation to pass medical pot laws. Keep reading to learn more about the state’s medical weed and possession laws. Is Adult-Use Legal? Weed is not yet legal for adult-use in the North Star State. The state passed decriminalization laws in 1976. Not much changed until medical weed was legalized in 2014. Democratic lawmakers have drafted a bill to legalize adult-use weed. Governor […]

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75,000 THC vaping cartridges seized in Minnesota – RADIO.COM

Authorities in Anoka County on Monday seized 75,000 illicit THC vaping cartridges which they believe came from from out of state in order to be distributed across Minnesota. Investigators announced the seizure on Tuesday. The seizure comes as hospitals across the country and in Minnesota have recently reported hospitalizations and deaths linked to vaping. In some cases, patients reported vaping THC. Related: Vaping-related death reported in Minnesota “We’ve been concerned about these products for quite some time,” said Brian Marquart, a statewide gang and drug coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. “We have no idea what’s in these […]

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Tobacco 21 minnesota upcoming session vaping injuries – RADIO.COM

Tobacco and vaping was the topic at the state capitol Monday, as lawmakers look ahead to the 2020 session and introduce efforts to stem teen addiction. Momentum appears to be gaining to raise the statewide age to purchase tobacco products, including vaping products, to 21, as dozens of local municipalities have already done. Republican Sens. Paul Anderson and Carla Nelson are working alongside DFL Reps. Heather Edelson and Patty Acomb for a statewide Tobacco 21 measure, as well as an education component to show the dangers of vaping and nicotine addiction, and banning the sale of flavored tobacco products. “We’ve […]

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US: Minnesota Raises The Tobacco Age Limit to 21 – Vaping Post

Last December, the federal government increased the tobacco age limit from 18 to 21. To this effect, Minnesota’s legislators are hoping that implementing the same law statewide should clear up confusion among retailers, said Laura Smith, senior public affairs manager with ClearWay Minnesota, a nonprofit working to reduce tobacco use. Sen. Carla Nelson, R-Rochester, who has long been advocating for the age limit increase, said that the main goal of the new legislation is to prevent teen vaping and subsequent nicotine addiction. Research has in fact indicated that younger brains are more susceptible to addiction. Do tobacco age limits work? […]

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Minnesota Medical Solutions' Cannabis Patient Centers Rebranded to… – New Cannabis Ventures

MinnMed will become Vireo Health of Minnesota as the Company rebrands its retail locations to help better serve Minnesota’s medical cannabis patients MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vireo Health International Inc., (“Vireo” or the “Company”) (CNSX: VREO; OTCQX: VREOF), a leading physician-founded, science-focused multi-state cannabis company, today announced that Minnesota Medical Solutions (MinnMed), the company’s subsidiary in Minnesota, has changed its name to Vireo Health of Minnesota and its cannabis patient centers are in the process of being renovated and rebranded. The retail locations will now be called Green Goods. The Company’s existing cannabis patient centers in Minneapolis, Bloomington, Rochester, and Moorhead are being improved and renovated to help create a best-in-class […]

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Uptick in Minnesota vaping-related lung injuries linked to dangerous additive – Minneapolis Star Tribune

A recent uptick in vaping-related lung injuries across Minnesota may signal the return of a health problem officials thought had peaked last summer — people lacing e-cigarettes with a dangerous additive. On Friday, state Health Department officials reported that a lab analysis of illicit vaping products connected to a recent outbreak of severe lung injury cases found vitamin E acetate had been added to products containing THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Vitamin E acetate, often used as a thickening agent in cosmetics, is also added to THC to make it appear more substantial and, according to the Centers for […]

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Light shines for Minnesota-based Lift and Store, thanks to cannabis business – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Little more than a year ago, Chris Benyo, CEO of Lift and Store, was talking to his dog in the warehouse office about whether the company was going to make it. Benyo, 59, a veteran executive, led a small group that bought the company three years ago from its founder. Lift and Store supplies retailers such as Target and REI with automated racks to hold merchandise in warehouses and the backrooms of stores. Over 28 years, the Ramsey-based firm had done more than 10,000 such installations. But traditional retail was in decline. And Lift and Store was burning through cash […]

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