Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Patients Can Now Access Flower
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Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Patients Can Now Access Flower

The new law, a result of legislation that passed last year, went into effect March 1.

March 1, 2022

Patients enrolled in Minnesota’s medical cannabis program can now access flower after a new law went into effect March 1, according to a CBS Minnesota report.

Until now, the state’s dispensaries could only sell medical cannabis in pill, oil and topical form, but the new law, a result of legislation that passed last year, now allows them to sell smokable flower, the news outlet reported.

Two dispensaries, Green Goods in Minneapolis and LeafLine in St. Paul, have been approved by the Minnesota Department of Health to sell flower, according to a KARE 11 report, and patients must apply to obtain flower.

Flower will provide a cheaper alternative to other cannabis products, the news outlet reported, which will help alleviate pricing concerns in the market.

“The number one complaint we have heard from patients over the years is the price point, really,” Chris Tholkes, director of the medical cannabis office within the Minnesota Department of Health, told KARE 11. “[Flower is] cheaper because it's not concentrated like wax pens."