Mankato has a new medical marijuana dispensary.

Patients with medicinal marijuana prescriptions in the Mankato area are no longer required to go to the Twin Cities to purchase cannabis.

On the eastern side of Madison East Center, a RISE Dispensary has recently opened.

“To be a part of the Mankato market excites us. Since Mankato hasn’t had a cannabis dispensary, many of our patients have traveled a great distance to pick up their prescription at our Eagan site “RISE’s Minnesota operations’ commercial general manager, Sarah Lynch, said.

RISE is a component of Green Thumb Industries, one of the biggest cannabis businesses in the US, which is situated in Chicago.

According to a spokesman from Green Thumb Industries, the company has 17 grow facilities and 77 retail sites spread throughout 15 states. RISE is the largest of our several retail brand stores, with 56 locations.

Approximately 33,000 Minnesota residents are eligible to purchase medical marijuana.

One of the two authorized growers and distributors of medical cannabis in the state, LeafLine Industries, was acquired by Green Thumb late last year.

Although Green Thumb has operations in a number of states where marijuana use is legal for recreational purposes as well, the business claimed it sees potential expansion in Minnesota, where only medical marijuana is now permitted. They claimed that expanding awareness of and familiarity with medical cannabis will enable more people to understand its advantages.

According to Lynch, medical marijuana is legal for a number of conditions, such as cancer, ALS, PTSD, autism, and more.

According to Lynch, patients can inquire with their doctor about their eligibility for medical marijuana before registering with the state. Once accepted, individuals can discuss the kind of product that would be most effective for them with a dispensary pharmacist.

She stated, “We have lozenges, sublingual sprays, oral suspension drops, topical treatments for discomfort.

Minnesota allowed the use of medical marijuana for smoking last year.

Lynch remarked, “That’s been a terrific addition to the program since it opens up other cannabis strains and price points.

Additionally, the sale of edible gummies in Minnesota dispensaries will be permitted as of August 1.

Lynch added, “We’re giving discounts and there will be individuals there to inform anyone interested in medicinal cannabis and how they can register for it.

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