Chronic Pain Added as Qualifying Condition to Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program

Chronic Pain Added as Qualifying Condition to Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program

SAINT PAUL, MN — Pain patients in Minnesota can now find hope, as they are now able to access the state’s year-old medical marijuana program.

Supporters of this move believe it will provide thousands of patients with a safer alternative to prescription opioids and allow them to prevent or overcome dependency on prescription-based painkillers.

Minnesota legalized medical marijuana in 2014, allowing smoke-free forms of the substance to be consumed by those with doctors’ recommendations. The medical marijuana program took effect in 2015,…

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