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Patients celebrate 'huge win' in adding cannabis flower to Minnesota's medical program


Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune

Patrick McClellan must treat his rare form of muscular dystrophy with 32 pills each day. Marijuana helps, but the state's program is too expensive, he said.

Patrick McClellan uses a 32-pill regimen each day to ease the suffering from his rare form of muscular dystrophy, which can feel like a charley horse that violently spreads across the lower half of his body.

He could cut that prescription cocktail in half with a steady dosage of medicinal marijuana after he discovered a decade ago that it does wonders to treat the symptoms of his disease.

That is, if he could afford it.


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