State of Minnesota suspends new medical marijuana clinic

A new clinic promising to help patients get signed up for Minnesota's medical marijuana program has been suspended by the state, a potential blow to hopeful patients and a New York company seeking to connect them with willing doctors.

The Minnesota Certification Clinic in Bloomington billed itself as a solution for residents struggling to get a physicians' sign-off to obtain medical marijuana. But the clinic informed would-be patients Tuesday in an email obtained by The Associated Press that it was canceling all appointments for certification. It cited a Department of Health decision last week to suspend its accounts with the state.

It's a sign of trouble for, a New York firm instrumental in setting up the Bloomington clinic with nearly a dozen more in the works. Their business model, routing residents anxious to try medical marijuana to clinics friendly to the new medication, is clashing with state regulations meant...

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