Chart: Sharp rise in Minnesota medical marijuana patients buoys businesses

By Eli McVey The number of medical marijuana patients in Minnesota more than quadrupled in 2016, breathing life back into a struggling industry that some observers feared was unsustainable. Chalk it up to the addition of intractable pain in August to the state’s list of qualifying conditions, which had an immediate and dramatic impact on patient counts and the two licensed businesses supplying the market. Minnesota’s MMJ patient registry ballooned by 3,129 in 2016 to hit more than 4,000, with 82% of the growth coming in the months after intractable pain was added. Patients with intractable ... Chart: Sharp rise in Minnesota medical marijuana patients buoys businesses is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs