Medical Marijuana Company Delays 2 Clinic Openings
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - One of Minnesota's medical marijuana manufacturers is delaying its plans to open two more dispensaries this fall, including a clinic in western Minnesota.
Minnesota Medical Solutions announced Wednesday it won't open its Moorhead clinic until the spring of 2016. A planned clinic in the western Twin Cities metro area is also being pushed back.
It's a setback for patients in western Minnesota who face long drives to Minneapolis to buy the medication. The delay comes amid low enrollment in the state's new program and after the company raised its prices in July.
Chief executive Dr. Kyle Kingsley says they need to control costs to keep prices down.
Locations in Minneapolis, Rochester and Eagan are currently open. The state requires all eight locations to be open by July 2016.