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One of the strictest in the country, the medical marijuana program in state of Minnesota allows cannabis to be available to patients but they are not permitted to smoke it. So there will be no glass pipes and people cannot even tend their own plants at home. Marijuana will instead be commercially available bottled in pill forms and vials of cannabis-infused oil.

The patients and medical marijuana advocates who have been struggling to make the weed available however feel that this is just one step forward and not the finishing line of their struggle. Furthermore, according to them the restrictive approach by the state will essentially imply more costs, long drives to the limited points of availability (only 8 locations) and hesitant doctors. Smoking cannabis is still forbidden so only pills, oils and vaporized marijuana will be available to people who suffer from severe conditions like cancer, epilepsy, HIV and AIDS.