John Lundy, Forum News Service
DULUTH, Minn. -- A pill taken once a day has high success rates in preventing HIV infection, experts say, but word isn’t getting out to some of the people who need it the most. “Many who can benefit from PrEP aren’t taking it,” said Japhet Nyakundi of the Minnesota Department of Health. “It’s under prescribed and underutilized.”
Hugh Quinn is unequivocal in his opinion about the decision to certify post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Minnesota. “I’m 100 percent of support in it,” the Itasca County veterans services officer said. “That and chronic pain.”
It would have been easy to ignore that one instance of blood in her stool. She figured it was a hemorrhoid, the West Duluth woman said. “Cancer was the last thing on my list.” But Dahlgren, a medical laboratory technician at Duluth Family Medicine Clinic, said she decided to bring it up to one of the doctors who practices in the clinic’s residency program.
HIBBING, Minn. -- It's early, but a Hibbing couple is ecstatic about their daughter's initial response to treatment with medical marijuana. "We gave her her first dose on Friday morning," Angie Weaver said on Monday about 9-year-old daughter Amelia. "She had a seizure-free day."
James Kelm was led to a window and asked to describe what he was looking at. “I said: ‘Well, there’s a light that’s moving, and I could actually trace it with my finger,’ ” the Duluth pastor recalled.
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. — Lest anyone doubt that the production facility for LeafLine Labs, one of two Minnesota manufacturers of medical cannabis, is secure, bear this in mind: When Dr. Andrew Bachman, co-founder and chief medical officer of the company, tried to lead a media group through the 42,000-square-foot facility on Wednesday, he initially was denied admittance. “Sorry, we cannot confirm your identity,” a metallic voice squawked out of the retinal scanner.
The mission of the New San Marco housing complex, in Gary Olson’s view, is basic. “It’s about keeping people alive, primarily,” Olson said. “And providing a recovery environment.