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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

DFLers introduce marijuana legalization legislation

Democrats at the state legislature are pushing for the legalization of marijuana in Minnesota for recreational use.

J. Patrick Coolican at the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

“Minnesotans are rightfully developing different attitudes on marijuana,” Applebaum said in a news release. “Other states’ successes, along with the failed prohibition attempts of others, validated the need for a statewide conversation,” he said.

Minnesota currently has one of the most restrictive medical marijuana programs in the country.

When Gov. Mark Dayton was asked about the proposal Wednesday, he said he opposes it. “I don’t support it. We’ve got enough drugs, an epidemic of drugs that’s floating through our society right now. And law enforcement’s got to deal with all the consequences of it. Whether it’s more or less harmful than alcohol, the fact is, alcohol causes a great many terrible tragedies around the state, on the roads and the like,” he said.

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