Moorhead medical marijuana dispensary opening delayed

Moorhead was designated as one of eight locations for dispensaries of medical marijuana under a new Minnesota law that allows controlled use of the drug for certain qualified diseases, such as cancer, glaucoma, epilepsy or multiple sclerosis.

After a planned August opening for the Moorhead center passed, a MinnMed spokesman said as recently as Tuesday that a fall opening was planned.

But the company’s executive team decided Wednesday to delay the opening of the Moorhead dispensary and one in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities until spring.

“At a point where patient numbers in this new program remain modest, we need to control costs in order to keep medication prices as affordable as possible for our patients,” Dr. Kyle Kingsley, chief executive officer of Minnesota Medical Solutions, said in a statement.

“In the larger scheme of things, this is a relatively brief delay, and we will still have

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