The latest on Minnesota's new medical marijuana program

Medical marijuana oil
In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo, Aileen Burger loads an oral syringe with cannabis-infused oil used to treat her 4-year-old daughter Elizabeth, who suffers from severe epilepsy, at her home in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Brennan Linsley/AP

The medical marijuana task force appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton met for the first time Thursday. The 23-member Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research includes legislators, health care experts, law enforcement officials and substance abuse experts.

It also includes potential users of state-sanctioned marijuana -- people diagnosed with certain medical conditions. The group will play a role in guiding Minnesota policy on medical marijuana.

Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL- Minneapolis, is the co-chair of the task force. He joins The Daily Circuit along with two others to give us an update on the state's plan and what this task force will accomplish.

Learn more about medical marijuana:

Medical marijuana in Minnesota: What you need to know
(MPR News)

Medical Marijuana passage in Minnesota
Minnesota will become the only medical marijuana state that forbids smoking as a form of treatment and that would bar access to the drug in plant form. (Star Tribune)

Minnesota gears up to enter medical marijuana business
(MPR News)

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