Minnesota Cannabis: Sale of Medical Flower Now Legal
If you live in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, here’s a welcome piece of cannabis news: Ever since the state’s Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research Act made medical cannabis legal in Minnesota, patients haven’t been allowed to access cannabis flower, the simplest and least expensive usable form of the plant. In addition to driving up the cost of medicine, the flower restriction has contributed to the widely-held view that the state’s cannabis program is the most restrictive in the country.
While high hopes for adult-use Minnesota legalization in 2021 were dashed in the State Senate, the legislative session wasn’t all for nought. On the final day of the session, lawmakers approved a broad healthcare bill that permits those Minnesotans registered with the state’s medical cannabis program to purchase flower. It’s a truly exciting moment for Minnesota cannabis policy; here’s what we can share about the upcoming change to the law, set to go into effect March 1, 2022.
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