Medical marijuana registration lags in Minnesota

Workers tend the cannabis crop at Minnesota Medical Solutions manufacturing facility in May. (Star Tribune photo by Glen Stubbe.)

Minnesota’s fledgling medical marijuana program is one of the least-used in the nation, after two months in business.

As of Friday, 460 patients were registered with the Health Department’s Office of Medical Cannabis and could legally buy marijuana in Minnesota. Those numbers have been inching steadily upward and Michelle Larson, head of the OMC, expects the expansion to continue.

“We’ve seen steady increases in both providers and patients qualifying for the program since its launch,” Larson said in a statement. “We expect those numbers to continue to rise as providers and patients learn more and get more familiar with the program.”

Every state’s medical cannabis program is different, she notes, and many have been operating longer and have much more open enrollment rules than Minnesota’s new program. Direct comparisons of enrollment...

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