Legislators in the state of Minnesota recently voted to allow the expansion of its medical marijuana program, which will permit patients to smoke the dried flower. The state of Minnesota has allowed the use of medical marijuana since May 2014 when then-Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law legislation that legalized cannabis for the treatment of several medical ailments, including Crohn’s disease, ALS, Tourette’s syndrome, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy and cancer. Despite this, it only permitted the use of the plant in pill, oil, and liquid forms. Medical marijuana activist Patrick McClellan stated that this latest move was an important change. He noted that it would also make it easier for him to afford the medication, as the cost of liquid marijuana was on the higher side. McClellan suffers from a rare form of muscular dystrophy and uses marijuana to manage it.

CannabisNewsWire, 05/24/2021 04:20:00

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