Doctors Can Begin To Sign Qualified Patients Up For Medical Marijuana in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota officials can now start signing up qualified patients for medical marijuana. This comes one month before medical marijuana becomes available, by law, from state-run dispensaries.

Minnesota Medical Solutions CEO Dr. Kyle Kingsley said their growing facility at a high-security location in Otsego is on schedule, harvesting plants and extracting elements that go into pills and liquids.

“We are ready, we are producing at capacity,” Kingsley said. “We are looking at probably final medicines that could be given to patients here in the next few weeks.”

In downtown Minneapolis, crews were busy getting one of the first dispensaries ready for a July 1 opening date. The clinic is located in a one-story, cream-colored building at 207 9th Street South at the former site of the League of Catholic Women.

“Building essentially a medical clinic in a compressed time frame is difficult,” Kingsley said. “The biggest thing is...

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