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Ex-Medical Marijuana Officials Charged for Illegal Shipment

Marijuana plants Photo: AP/Elaine Thompson
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February 06, 2017 05:49 PM

Former officials from one of Minnesota's licensed medical marijuana manufacturers have been charged with illegally shipping marijuana oil to a New York subsidiary.

Minnesota and New York have legalized medical marijuana programs but shipping products across state lines violates state and federal laws. Minnesota Medical Solutions is part of a parent company with operations in both states.

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Charges filed in Minnesota Monday allege two former company officials collaborated to ship marijuana oil to a New York facility facing a product shortfall ahead of its program's January 2016 launch. Laura Bultman and Ronald Owens face felony charges.

Bultman's attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment and Owens has no attorney listed. A company spokesman says they're cooperating with the investigation.

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