New Numbers Expected Monday On Medical Marijuana Registrations


MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — We expect to get new numbers Monday from the state on medical marijuana registrations.

In just 23 days, Minnesota patients will be able to get medical marijuana in the form of capsules and oils to treat certain medical conditions. But registration has gotten off to a very slow start.

So far, only five patients and 30 doctors have signed up for the program. A survey of Minnesota doctors finds only nine percent plan to take part in the program. About 68 percent say they will not, and the rest are undecided.

That is significant because patients must have their condition certified by a doctor before they can register to buy the medical marijuana. Some doctors say they don’t want to take part because their patients are handed over to pharmacists, and they lose control over their care.

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Health say when...

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