Under the compromise plan Minnesota will have an extremely restrictive but potentially viable medical marijuana program. Patients with specific medical conditions will be able to register to take part, with a doctor’s recommendation.
The compromise will allow for two medical marijuana manufacturers and an additional eight distribution centers located around the state where patients can buy their medicine.
Patients will not be able to get access to actual plant material, but will be able receive extracts made from the whole plant. They can use these extracts for oral consumption or vaporization. Smoking or vaporizing actual marijuana buds will not be allowed.
Assuming this plan becomes law, Minnesota would arguably have the most restrictive medical marijuana system in the country, which is now a CBD-only law.
Jon Walker is the author of After Legalization: Understanding the future of marijuana policy
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