Wednesday Ends Long Wait For Medical Marijuana Patients
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A long wait for Minnesota patients hoping to get medical marijuana is almost over.
Minnesota will begin dispensing medical marijuana Wednesday. A clinic in Minneapolis will open at midnight to begin serving patients. A second clinic in Eagan plans to open Wednesday morning.
Kathy Schroeder has an appointment in Minneapolis on Wednesday afternoon. The 63-year-old hopes the new medicine will help treat her multiple sclerosis.
But not all doctors are on board with the new program. Schroeder was one of just 65 residents who had received a physician's signoff and registered with the state as of Friday.
Dr. Kyle Kingsley is CEO of one of the state's manufacturers, called Minnesota Medical Solutions. He says the medical community's hesitance will start to disappear as the program rolls out.