There a few proposals over Minnesota to approve a Medical Marijuana law to help Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients so they can legally be treated with Medical Cannabis, but will only be allowed if the White House and the Senate approve it.
Actually, in Minnesota the use of medical marijuana is only open on patients with Crohn’s Disease, which is one type of IBD, a condition that affects the colon and small intestine, where Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the principal types of IBD.
Dr. Kyle Kingsley, the CEO of Minnesota Medical Solutions – a Cannabis manufacturer – has the hope to give more people access to the program which the only obstacles are the high prices and low enrollments.
About 1,190 medical cannabis patients had been enrolled this Friday that, is also figured to increase by August where is where the program may expands to serve intractable pain patients.
But how much would this service cost that is so expensive? The cost ranges from $100 – even less – to over $1,000, where price can vary from the patient’s condition. The federal government still has the idea that Marijuana is a dangerous substance and it should stay on the illicit status, and no insurance company should cover that amount of money on “pot”.
What other disease are open to Minnesota’s patients? We got that just certain cancers, terminal illness, some seizure disorders and AIDS are on the list of these program, but it should be extended just as other states like Colorado, Washington or even California.
Sen. Scott Dibble from DFL-Minneapolis and Rep. Pat Garofalo from R-Farmington proposed a few changes on which they will be removing some requirements from pharmacist that personally dispense cannabis to patients by hand and consult by teleconference once a company opens a dispensary in other cities. Actually there are three known cannabis care centers on Minnesota but if this law starts on, they might be eight by August.
All we know is The House Health and Human Services Reform Committee should be taking up their own version of the legislation as early as next week. Now all left to do is waiting.
Source: Star Tribune