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  Medical Daily -   A new study finds people who have smoked pot more than 100 times are significantly more likely to have prediabetes when they reach middle age. Prediabetes means your blood sugar is higher than normal, says the Mayo Cli…
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  KARE -   ST. PAUL, Minn. - Some medical marijuana patients in Minnesota are heading back to the black market due to high costs in the state's program. Minnesota started selling medical marijuana pills and oils in July under one …
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  USA Today -    After waiting in line for hours at a booth during a medical marijuana convention in San Francisco, Jeff Harrington needed only a two-minute consultation and a written recommendation to become a medical marijuana pati…
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  NBC News -   PHOENIX - The developing national marijuana industry is still sifting through labor disputes long since settled in other lines of work. Employees have found that no line of work is quite like marijuana - and not always …
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  Albany Business Review -    After a fierce competition for five state medical marijuana licenses ended last week when New York's Department of Health selected the winners, there are challenges ahead for the chosen companies. …
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  New York Business Journal -   Out of five organizations approved to operate facilities to grow, process and distribute marijuana in New York state. The winning applicants are Bloomfield Industries Inc., Columbia Care NY LLC, Empire Stat…
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  LA Weekly -   Awakening each morning in pain caused by various surgeries, Yami Bolanos engages in her daily routine of relief, which she finds only with cannabis oil. A cancer survivor who underwent a liver transplant 19 years ago, she …
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  Star Tribune -   Sickest Minnesotans eager for opening of dispensaries  The first registered medical marijuana patient in Minnesota toddled across sunlit grass and into his mother’s arms.   Three-year-old Wya…
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  USA Today -    DENVER – Marijuana entrepreneurs rushing into the booming market are running headlong into a patchwork of state-by-state regulations that make it hard to transfer their expertise, brands and staff— and ev…
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  MPR News -   Sarah Wellington thought she had everything squared away to register for Minnesota's medical marijuana program. Her multiple sclerosis fit the narrow list of conditions that qualify. Her neurologist was on board wit…
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  NPR - Nearly two-thirds of Millennials who identify as Republican support legalizing marijuana, while almost half of older GOP Gen-Xers do, according to a recently released Pew survey that could be an indicator of where the debate is heading…
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  Duluth News Tribune -  ST. PAUL — The union that represents thousands of Minnesota food workers is celebrating its newest members — the state’s medical marijuana workers. Employees at Otsego-based Minnesota Medical…
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  KCRG -  DES MOINES — Their testimonies were tearful and frightening, and they pleaded with Iowa lawmakers for help. A handful of Iowans was invited Monday to speak to state legislators and ask for expansion of Iowa’s new…
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  Star Tribune - Minnesota’s eight medical marijuana centers won’t be conveniently located for many outside the Twin Cities. Minnesota has 87 counties, but you’ll only be able to buy medical marijuana in eight of them. Wi…
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  Forbes - There are now 24 jurisdictions with laws that legalize use of marijuana for medical purposes. Five of those jurisdictions—Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia—have gone so far as to legalize…
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  Vox.com -  Nearly half the states in the US now allow medical marijuana. But even as the drug's legal medicinal use spreads throughout the country, there's a lot of confusion over what, exactly, medical marijuana is all about. …
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  Bangor Daily News -  When voters enter the booth on Tuesday in South Portland and Lewiston, marijuana will be on the ballot alongside the governor’s race and other political choices. Voters in those two cities will decide whether …
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  CBS Minnesota - ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has hired the top official to oversee research on the effects of marijuana for the state’s new medical marijuana program. Dr. Thomas Arneson, an internal medicine specialist wi…
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  West Central Tribune - MONTEVIDEO — Lac qui Parle County’s charges against a Madison mother who treated her son with medical cannabis appears headed to trial, after the defense rejected an offer to settle the case during an appea…
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  It took four years to obtain approval for one pain study.   Within a year, patients will be lining up to buy medical marijuana legally in Minnesota.   But for the state’s scientists, it’s still a struggl…
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