(Otsego, MN)  --  Access to medical marijuana can be tough for people who live in rural parts of the state.  Minnesota Medical Solutions C-E-O Doctor Jay Westwater says there are currently eight dispensaries and most are around the Twin Cities which is a geographic problem.  The legislature approved adding eight more dispensaries which is expected to help with access in Greater Minnesota.  Westwater says the high price of medical cannabis also comes into play because right now patients aren't allowed to use the plant material.  He says it needs to be processed and formulated into pills, oils, balms and -- "that type of thing costs a lot of money."

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