420 with CNW – Minnesota Expands Medical Cannabis Program

420 with CNW – Minnesota Expands Medical Cannabis Program

On Monday, the Health Department in Minnesota announced that come 2020, residents of the state suffering from chronic pain and age-related macular degeneration would be qualified to register for the medical marijuana program. The Health Department also approved two delivery methods to give patients the option to choose from. The two systems include water-soluble cannabinoid multi-particles such as powders, granules, and sprinkles, and orally dissolvable products such as gums, mints, lozenges, buccal pills, and sublingual tablets. Earlier this year, the lawmakers passed a law permitting the medical marijuana manufacturers for the program to double the number of marijuana treatment centers accessible by patients. The number of centers will be eight, making medical marijuana products more accessible to patients. One of the medical marijuana manufacturers is Leafline Labs, and they suggested treatment centers to be set up at Willmar, Mankato, Golden Valley, and Rogers. Minnesota Medical Solution is the other manufacturing company, and it has proposed centers to be located at Woodbury, Blaine, Duluth, and Burnsville. The Health Commissioner in Minnesota, Jan Malcolm, said that the increase in treatment centers and delivery methods would give patients more options, especially with the potential health impact of vaping. In a statement, Malcolm further…

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