Minnesota marijuana oil sent to New York stirs anger

Minnesota lawmakers want to crack down on one of the state's medical marijuana companies whose former executives have been charged with illegally shipping $500,000 of marijuana oils to New York, pushing legislation allowing regulators to revoke the manufacturer's license and levy a huge fine.

County prosecutors last month charged two top executives at Minnesota Medical Solutions with two felonies, alleging that they collaborated in late 2015 to ship more than 5 kilograms of concentrated marijuana oil from Minnesota to New York, where a subsidiary company faced a product shortfall ahead of New York's January 2016 start to legal sales. The parent company, Vireo Health, is licensed to sell medical marijuana in both states, but it's a federal and Minnesota crime to ship controlled substances across state lines.

Neither Laura Bultman, who was Minnesota Medical Solutions' chief medical officer, nor Ronald Owens, its chief security officer, work...

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