Medical pot sales to begin in Minnesota, but fight not over

Jun 28, 2015 2:53 PM by News Staff

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - This week, Minnesota will be the latest state to enter into the world of medical marijuana. Patients and advocates already have changes in mind, and clinics don't start selling the medicine until Wednesday.

The state has some of the tightest restrictions in the country. Smoking the plant is banned, and only oils and pills are allowed. Some patients face long drives because the drugs are being sold in only eight locations.

Maren Schroeder has helped her mother, Kathy Schroeder, get signed up in hopes of treating multiple sclerosis and glaucoma. She says the issues have been worse than she'd anticipated.

Some advocates hope the state will add more dispensaries and allow people suffering chronic pain to get medical marijuana.

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