STAR TRIBUNE: PATIENTS CELEBRATE FIRST MONTHS OF MINNESOTA’S MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM

Minnesota’s first medical marijuana patients say the relief they’ve gotten from their newly legalized medication has been worth the high prices, long drives and awkward conversations.

“The change in my life has been incredible,” said Marguerite Norton Furlong of Mahtomedi, who enrolled in the program in August to treat her Crohn’s disease and muscle spasms. “I pretty much went from not being able to leave my house … for me to be sitting here, at this time of the day, talking with all of you, is a very happy day.”

Norton Furlong was one of five patients who gathered Monday at Minnesota Medical Solutions’ clinic in downtown Minneapolis to share their experiences with medical cannabis in the hope of easing some of the lingering stigma that still surrounds the drug.

Read the Star Tribune’s full article here.

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