Goodness Growth Introduces a Range of Whole Flower Cannabis Products as Part of Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program
Goodness Growth Holdings, Inc., (CSE: GDNS; OTCQX: GDNSF) a cannabis company involved in cultivating, producing, and selling medical cannabis, has announced that its subsidiary, Vireo Health, operating in Minnesota, has introduced into the Minnesota market, a range of whole flower cannabis products as a part of the medical marijuana program in the state.
The new rules that have come into force in Minnesota now allow registered patients of medical marijuana to buy the bud of the cannabis plant, more commonly known as whole flower. On 26th May 2021, the Governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, had signed legislation that allowed the sale of cannabis whole flower.
The whole flower was earlier available only through illegal channels, and the new permission for legal sales has made quality products accessible to patients at affordable rates.
About Goodness Growth Holdings, Inc.
Goodness Growth is a holding company having wholly-owned subsidiaries, is headed by a physician, and is committed to taking to the world, the medical potential of plants. The company operates mainly through Vireo Health, its wholly-owned subsidiary, and Resurgent Biosciences, its establishment that takes care of aspects like research, analysis, and intellectual property rights.
Goodness Growth produces its branded cannabis products in eco-friendly and high-tech cultivation facilities and distributes the finished products through the dispensary network of Green Goods® and other outside channels.
The company employs over 500 people and is focused on innovation, creation of new products, developing of plant-based medical products, and development of the intellectual property. Goodness Growth has 18 dispensaries in the USA, and has the license to cultivate, manufacture, and distribute marijuana products through eight markets.
About New Line of Cannabis Flower Launch
Dr. Kyle Kingsley, CEO, and Chairman of Goodness Growth, expressed his admiration for Governor Walz, Legislature of Minnesota, and the Office of Medical Cannabis for making it possible to sell whole flower to registered patients in the state.
He said that access to whole flower, besides benefitting the existing patients, would facilitate new patients joining the program, and also ensure the feasibility of the medical cannabis program of Minnesota. With the introduction of whole flower into the market, product diversity would increase, thereby creating a variety of options for the patients.
To start with, all the company’s eight Green Goods® dispensaries in the state will offer to the buyers, a range of strains as well as products to choose from. Specific strains of cannabis will be on sale at the other registered dispensaries of the company across the state and this would make a whole range of cannabis strains available to all Minnesotans. And the company will introduce more new strains into the market round the year to help the patients.
The response from the cannabis patients of Minnesota to the new regulations has been quite positive. In order to buy cannabis whole flower, patients have to schedule a consultation with a pharmacist, having the required certification, at any one of the registered medical dispensaries.
When patients were given permission to schedule such consultations, on the first day itself, more than 2000 patients sought the appointment. In February, thousands more followed suit and sought consultations.