MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota’s medical cannabis program has now been treating patients for six months.
As of Monday, the state’s registry had 847 people with suffering with different types of chronic illnesses who are qualified to try medical cannabis as an option for relief.
Some of those patients gathered in Minneapolis Monday afternoon to discuss how their lives have changed and how the state’s program is set to expand.
MinnMed Chief medical officer Dr. Laura Bultman runs two patient treatment centers in Minneapolis and Rochester. She says her team has treated 561 patients so far.
“These are real patients just like your neighbors, your moms or dads,” she said.
Bultman said while medical cannabis does not work for everyone, she has seen many stories of improved comfort and health for her patients.