State may be close to allowing pot prescriptions for pain relief

By Matt Sepic, Minnesota Public Radio News

For Nikki Villavicencio of Maplewood, just getting out of bed in the morning can be extremely painful.

Villavicencio, 31, has suffered all her life from arthrogryposis, a condition that makes every joint in her body stiff and difficult to move.

“I also have a secondary condition of arthritis, which is in most of my joints,” she said. “I have arthritis in my hips and my knees and my ankles and even a few of my toes.”

Villavicencio, who uses a powered wheelchair to get around, said that…

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