Minnesota has been among the most restrictive medical marijuana markets in the United States for years, with only two licensed producers serving all registered MMJ patients, a ban on edibles and cannabis flower and a narrow qualifying conditions list.
Those factors add up to a small patient pool and questions about whether Minnesota’s two MMJ companies – LeafLine Labs and Minnesota Medical Solutions – can survive in the long term.
But over the past 12 months, the two businesses appear to have gained ground.
From March 2017 to March 2018, the state added over 4,000 MMJ patients to its rolls, an increase of 85%.
Although that’s still a small number of customers for a state the size of Minnesota – which has a population of over 5 million – it represents progress.
Those two additions accounted for thousands of patients signing up for the MMJ program, according to state data: 66% of registered patients report using