Minneapolis marijuana dispensary opening in former home of League of Catholic Women

One of Minnesota's new medical marijuana dispensaries is opening in a soon-to-be renovated building in downtown Minneapolis, and it's the former home of the League of Catholic Women.

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported Minnesota Medical Solutions (MinnMed) has signed a lease at 207 Ninth Street South. MinnMed is one of two registered companies licensed to grow and sell medical marijuana by the Minnesota Department of Health. LeafLine Labs and MinnMed were awarded state contracts on Dec. 1 to manufacture and distribute medical cannabis to Minnesota residents struggling with debilitating conditions.

MinnMed is a locally-owned, physician-led group of doctors, pharmacists, scientists, greenhouse operators, building contractors, educators and other supporters of medical cannabis. Their manufacturing facility in Otsego was started in July this past summer and is already up and running.

The company has signed leases and has city approval in Minneapolis, Moorhead and Rochester, and currently seeking space in Eden Prairie.

John McCarty of St. Paul Development Corp. bought the Minneapolis building in January, and he also owns Uptown Diner, 50th Street Café, Grandview Grill, Louisiana Café and Woodbury Café.

Medical marijuana will be available to obtain July 1. 

More about medical marijuana in Minnesota: http://bit.ly/1EI9TUk 

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