Chronic pain, macular degeneration now on list of approved conditions.

Minnesota’s health commissioner has authorized a significant expansion of medical marijuana in the state, approving cannabis use for chronic pain and some eye conditions and announcing more stores and methods to deliver prescriptions.

Intractable pain already is the most common qualifying condition for two-thirds of the state’s 18,000 medical cannabis users, but the addition of chronic pain starting in August should dramatically increase the number of legal users. 

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Jeremy Olson ~ StarTribune.com