About 1,000 Express Interest in Medical Marijuana Program
ST. PAUL (AP) - Nearly 1,000 Minnesotans have told the state they'll likely register for the state's new medical marijuana program.
The Minnesota Department of Health on Monday released the results of a voluntary electronic survey it conducted to gauge interest in the program. Another 325 residents say they might sign up. Ten percent of the respondents in the unscientific survey were 18 or younger.
Lawmakers legalized medical marijuana last year. The state estimates about 5,000 Minnesotans will eventually register in the program.
Patients with a handful of conditions like cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV and AIDS will be able to get medical marijuana starting in July. The survey found multiple sclerosis was the most common eligible condition.