Report: Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program Benefitting Patients

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After legalizing medical marijuana, the Minnesota Department of Health reported that the majority of the state's medical marijuana patients benefited from the use of the legal medication. Of the 238 patients who completed the survey, 88% reported significant benefits from medical cannabis. The top three conditions that qualified for medical marijuana use in Minnesota included cancer, muscle spasms, and seizures, of which the survey suggested cancer patients benefited the most. These results are still preliminary, but MDH plans to release reports in the future polling larger numbers of patients and looking at broader sources of data.

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