LeafLine Labs medical marijuana
Sep 21, 2015
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 of the most restrictive laws in the country. The plant form is banned and people must have one of nine conditions to qualify.
A vial of extract in Minnesota is nearly $130, more than double the cost of a similar product in Colorado.
Executives at Minnesota's two medicinal marijuana companies say they're working to bring down prices and setting up charitable foundations to help patients pay.