Minnesota Expands Medical Marijuana Use to Chronic Pain Patients

Minnesota health officials will now allow residents with chronic pain to buy medical marijuana. 

The expansion is expected to increase the number of patients in the program, which has low enrollment due to strict rules. 

Medical manufacturers say that adding more patients is the key to lowering high costs, which have scared some patients away. 

The public overwhelmingly supported the decision, while a panel of medical experts cautioned against those with chronic pain using medical marijuana. 

Those living with chronic pain can buy medical marijuana starting in August. 

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