Medical marijuana presents tricky legal landscape

Marijuana bud
A medical marijuana plant growing Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Minnesota Medical Solutions in Otsego.
Jennifer Simonson | MPR News

It's a new era for Minnesota: the state health department has opened the process for allowing people to use marijuana legally.

The medical marijuana registry opened Monday morning, a month before the drugs go on sale, first in Minneapolis and Eagan.

It's a tricky process as the state and health care providers navigate conflicting drug law.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tim Nelson about the issues involved.

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