Coalition Spotlight: Meet Coalition Member, Amy Tompkins

Special Education Teacher - Elk River School District Member since 2015 Q: What was the experience or motivating factor that compelled you to join the SUP Coalition? A: One of the first SUP activities I attended was “Hidden In Plain Sight"; it was an eye opener and a good tool to increase awareness about the issue of youth substance use in our community. It’s a very difficult subject to address, but something that cannot be ignored. When families are faced with concerns, they don’t know what to do or where to turn. I like that SUP works on prevention but also offers training, support, and resources for parents and other concerned community members who want to help. The issue with teen subst

Medical Cannabis in Minnesota

Beginning July 1, 2015, enrolled patients were eligible to receive medical cannabis in Minnesota. Minnesota became the 22nd state with a full medical cannabis program, along with 37 other states that have approved some form of medical cannabis. Minnesota’s program is different than other programs, touting to be one of the strictest in the nation. Raw leaf, flowers and edibles are not allowed under Minnesota law. Legal medical cannabis includes only pills, oil, and liquid. We also have limited qualifying conditions. There are currently 9 qualifying conditions that may make you eligible to receive medical cannabis: - Cancer with severe or chronic pain, nausea, or weight loss - Glaucoma -

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