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Medical Marijuana Comes to Minnesota!

This week Minnesota is expected to become the 22nd state (plus D.C.) to create a medical marijuana program. However, the system will be very different and much more restrictive than the other programs already in existence around the country.

The bill will only allow for marijuana to be used in oil, pill, or vapor form. No patients will be allowed to smoke their medicine. The bill will also limit the number of dispensaries to eight, and manufacturers to two. The legislation should be signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton in the coming weeks, opening up a market filled with infused products only.

“It has been led by parents, who deeply love their children, are anguished by their pain, and insist their government try to help them. As a father and grandfather, I both understand and admire their devotion.” said Dayton in a prepared statement.

Under the proposed law, only patients with the following conditions will be considered: 

– Cancer
– Crohn’s disease
– Glaucoma
– MS
– Seizures
– Tourette’s
– Terminal illnesses with less than a year of life expectancy
Consultants, entrepreneurs, lobbyists, and patients are now all anxiously looking to Florida, the state most likely to pass medical marijuana legislation next and become state number 23.

List of States with Legal Medical Marijuana Programs:

  1. Alaska
  2. Arizona
  3. California
  4. Colorado
  5. Connecticut
  6. Delaware
  7. Hawaii
  8. Illinois
  9. Maine
  10. Maryland
  11. Massachusetts
  12. Michigan
  13. Montana
  14. Nevada
  15. New Jersey
  16. New Hampshire
  17. New Mexico
  18. Oregon
  19. Rhode Island
  20. Vermont
  21. Washington

Quantum 9, Inc. is the leading North American Medical Marijuana Consulting firm

About Michael Mayes

As Chief Executive Officer for Quantum 9, Inc., Michael has assisted in funding some of the largest commercial cannabis projects in the world. Michael has been a cannabis investor since 2009 in Colorado’s first legal for-profit cannabis market. As the co-founder and CEO of Quantum 9, Inc., Michael has spent years designing technology and collaborating with countless consultants on the forefront of the cannabis industry. Collaborating with the brightest minds and contributing to world-class organizations has been an incredibly enlightening and rewarding experience for him. Also, he has amassed a comprehensive and award-winning team engaged globally for public policy best practices through the prioritization of environmental sustainability and patient care. Michael is a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS), contributor to Marijuana Business Daily, quoted in the Chicago Tribune, Tampa Tribune, Yahoo Finance, Tampa Tribune, Sativa Magazine, CBC and the Daily Herald. His media appearances include several CBS and WGN appearances and international presence on BNN Commodities in Canada. On the public policy front, Michael and his team were instrumental in their work of drafting the Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill for Senator Perry Clark. Most recently, Michael taught a class for the International Pharmaceutical Academy in Toronto, Canada. He spoke on Cannabis Pharmacology, and the effects cannabis has on the endocannabinoid system.

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