“I was on a lot of medication before this and I

Making medical cannabis more affordable in Minnesota

“The cannabis has definitely helped,” Sheehan said. “I was on a lot of medication before this and I stopped taking all of my medications but one,” Sheehan said.

But the drugs don’t come cheap. Dr. Kingsley has his own ideas on controlling costly prices ## ## .

“The biggest thing we could do in Minnesota to control costs is including flower or bud as a treatment option for our patients, that’s the best way to control costs,” Kingsley said.

It would mean patients like Cassandra can live without chronic pain and without breaking the bank.

“I think it could help more people if they had more access to it and it was cheaper so they could easily get it and we need more doctors that support it as well,” Sheehan said.

MinnMed will be opening four new locations next year to increase access to patients. Their location on East Circle Drive is reducing costs for Minnesotans there’s a 50 percent discount for new patients and a 30 percent discount off some of their most popular products.

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