US MN: Minnesota Doctors' Views On Medical Marijuana Differ
The Forum, 10 Mar 2014 - ST. PAUL --There's no one view among doctors about whether Minnesota should legalize medical marijuana. In one camp, there are physicians like Dr. Jacob Mirman, a primary care doctor in St. Louis Park who says a few patients have told him they use marijuana to cope with medical conditions.
US MN: Minnesota Doctors Ponder Medical Marijuana
Post-Bulletin, 08 Mar 2014 - Is marijuana an effective treatment for pain, illness and disease? It's a question many Minnesota physicians are pondering as the Legislature prepares to debate a measure that would allow doctors to prescribe some form of the drug.
US MN: Editorial: It's Time To Legalize Medical Marijuana
Swift County Monitor-News, 06 Mar 2014 - During this short session of the Minnesota Legislature there is one bill citizens of the state should be urging their senators and representatives to approve: The legalization of medical marijuana. What we are talking about is a marijuana plant from which the beneficial chemicals within the plant can be harvested and synthesized into pill or liquid form to be given to people suffering from a variety of debilitating diseases or conditions.
US MN: Minnesota House Committee Oks Medical-Marijuana Bill
Post-Bulletin, 06 Mar 2014 - ST. PAUL -- Mothers tearfully described how their babies suffered as many as 100 seizures a day before receiving marijuana treatment as they begged lawmakers late Tuesday to legalize the drug for medical use in Minnesota. Others told a state House committee how the drug helped alleviate pain and different ailments from suffered from cancer and glaucoma. One mother described watching her daughter's face disappear inch by inch as surgeons removed malignant melanoma, saying her child's pain and lost appetite was relieved only by medicinal marijuana. About half a dozen others said it helped their children's seizures.
US MN: Minnesota Lawmakers Side With Medical Pot Advocates
West Central Tribune, 05 Mar 2014 - ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota House committee approved the use of marijuana to help suffering patients after 7-year-old Amelia Beaver provided an example Tuesday night of why some want the practice legalized. Advertisement The girl suffered a seizure, one of 30 she suffers a day, while her mother told the Minnesota House Health and Human Services Policy Committee on Tuesday that marijuana could help her daughter.
US MN: Edu: Legislature Talks Medical Marijuana
Minnesota Daily, 05 Mar 2014 - A Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana Had Its First Committee Hearing Tuesday. The discussion of whether to allow medical marijuana in Minnesota kicked off in the state Legislature on Tuesday, marking the proposal's first step in the legislative process.
US MN: Minn. Physicians Ponder Medical Pot
West Central Tribune, 04 Mar 2014 - Is marijuana an effective treatment for pain, illness and disease? It's a question many Minnesota physicians are pondering as the Legislature prepares to debate a measure that would allow doctors to prescribe some form of the drug.
US MN: PUB LTE: Education Needed On Medical Marijuana
Duluth News-Tribune, 03 Mar 2014 - The reason for writing this letter is to express a few thoughts pertaining to Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay's views on medical marijuana, as reported in the News Tribune's Jan. 19 editorial (Our View: "Medical marijuana measure not yet right for Minnesota"). The editorial made a strong argument that was very credibly based, including on Chief Ramsay's experience in the police force. Be that as it may, there was no question that many statements presented proved the editorial was biased.
US MN: Editorial: How Beneficial Is Medical Marijuana?
Albert Lea Tribune, 01 Mar 2014 - The latest Minnesota Poll conducted by the Star Tribune indicated that a bare majority -- 51 percent -- of Minnesotans favor the legalization of marijuana for medical uses. We've always wondered -- what exactly are the medical properties of marijuana? We have heard that it helps control pain and nausea for those undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, that it does something for glaucoma sufferers and that it calms some people suffering from mental disorders.