Medical Cannabis Special Report - June 2016
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ON THE COVER
The intractable pain conundrum
Medical cannabis will soon be available for a new set of patients—those with intractable pain. A look at the controversial decision to expand eligibility for the state’s program and what it could mean.
BY HOWARD BELL
The decision to certify
Two physicians explain why they chose to certify patients for Minnesota’s medical cannabis program.
INTERVIEWS BY KIM KISER
CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS
Early Survey Results from the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program
BY DEEPA MCGRIFF, MPH, SUSAN ANDERSON, PHD, AND TOM ARNESON, MD, MPH
A year in review
After more than 50 years of widespread recreational use, we might have expected a rush of patients eager to try cannabis for therapeutic purposes.
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.
The numbers: Minnesota and medical cannabis