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Minnesota should step up oversight of medical cannabis program, state watchdog says


January 15, 2020

GLEN STUBBE - Star Tribune

Young cannabis plants in an Otsego greenhouses being raised for use in the state's medical marijuana program.

Minnesota health officials have kept sloppy records of medical cannabis operations and need to step up oversight of the growing program, the state's legislative watchdog said in a report released Tuesday.

Internal controls from the Department of Health were "generally not adequate" in a slew of areas, from enrolling patients and processing fees to testing and tracking the drugs, the Office of the Legislative Auditor found. The audit was conducted from July 2016 through December 2018.


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