Two companies have been chosen to be responsible for growing the medical cannabis, processing it into pill or liquid form and distributing the medications through a network of eight distribution sites. The Minnesota Department of Health announced LeafLine Labs and Minnesota Medical Solutions as the two registered manufacturers. Each manufacturer will have 4 distribution sites.
LeafLine Labs’ manufacturing facility will be in Cottage Grove. It will open dispensary on July 1, 2015 in Eagan and then open other locations in St. Cloud, Hibbing and St. Paul on or before July 1, 2016.
Minnesota Medical Solutions’ manufacturing facility is located in Otsego and should be functional this week. They will open four distribution facilities in July in Rochester, Maple Grove, Minneapolis and Moorhead.
The companies were chosen after a review process that examined their operational track records, financial stability, business plans and other factors.