Patients still struggle to enroll in MN medical marijuana program

As of last Friday, 14 patients have enrolled in Minnesota’s medical cannabis program.

Two weeks before the launch of Minnesota’s medical marijuana program, there are more doctors signed up for the program than patients.

As of Friday, the state had enrolled 14 patients in the program, out of the 65 so far who have been certified by their doctors to participate. That’s nearly double the eight patients who managed to get signed up in the first week of enrollment, but far short of the 5,000 patients the state had estimated might try the treatment in the program’s first years.

There was a sharp increase in the number of doctors and other health care professionals signing up to enroll patients in the program. As the second week of enrollment wound down, 162 practitioners had contacted the state and 70 had been authorized to certify patients to use medical cannabis.

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