Thousands more doctors than patients in MN medical marijuana program

Note: This post has been updated to correct for a typo in the original data release that overstated the number of registered physicians by thousands. There are 334 practitioners registered with the Minnesota Office of Medical Cannabis.

After one month of legal medical marijuana in Minnesota, there are still more doctors than patients enrolled in the program.

One month into legalization, 250 people have enrolled in the new program. Meanwhile, there are 334 health care practitioners registered with the Office of Medical Cannabis.

Those health care workers are ready to certify patients to take medical marijuana. But first, the patients are going to have to find them. That hasn't been easy.

"Guess banging my head against the wall will not move the wall," said Duane Bandel, who has AIDS -- one of the conditions the law says entitles him to try medical cannabis -- but has been unable to...

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