Bill To Legalize Medical Marijuana On Hold

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 11:10 am

A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota may have just gone up in smoke. The main sponsor of the bill said she’s reached a stalemate with the law enforcement community, which remains opposed to medical marijuana in any form.

Rep. Carly Melin, DFL-Hibbing, said she sees no path forward on the issue — at least until Gov. Mark Dayton changes his position. He has previously stated, and did so again on Tuesday, that he won’t sign a bill that isn’t supported by the law enforcement community.

Medical marijuana supporters said he is effectively handing his veto power to police.

One week ago, several Minnesota families told lawmakers medical marijuana could change their loved ones’ lives.

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