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Northwest Eye Position Statement on The Medicinal Use Of Marijuana

Posted by: Northwest Eye in News on October 27, 2016

Increasing your knowledge of eye health is very important to us, and with the recent legalization of medicinal marijuana usage in Minnesota, we wanted to take the opportunity to inform you of our position on this issue.  Although we are aware that some forms of marijuana lower pressure in the eyes on a temporary basis, there is no scientific evidence that demonstrates increased benefit and/or diminished risk of use in the treatment of glaucoma.  In fact, marijuana used for the treatment of glaucoma is far less effective than current available pharmaceutical agents.  Therefore, we are not certifying any patient, new or established, at this time.


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8501 Golden Valley Rd., Suite 100
Golden Valley, MN 55427
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12000 Elm Creek Blvd N., Suite 100
Maple Grove, MN 55369
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6060 Clearwater Dr., Suite 150
Minnetonka, MN 55343
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2601 39th Ave NE., Suite 1
St. Anthony, MN 55421
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250 Central Ave N., Suites 105 & 107, Optical Suite 106
Wayzata, MN 55391
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7125 Tamarack Rd, Suite 150,
Woodbury, MN 55125
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11091 Ulysses St NE., Suite 400
Blaine, MN 55434
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9801 Dupont Ave S., Suite 100
Bloomington, MN 55431
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10709 Wayzata Blvd., Suites 100 & 120
Minnetonka, MN 55305
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