Minnesota Medical Marijuana News
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Supporters of medical marijuana say the state's upcoming 2014 legislative session could represent Minnesota's best chance in years to see pot legalized for medical use.
Even while growing up, Gordon Ramsay says he could see the damage marijuana did to people. “I remember watching friends and acquaintances use it, and it changed who they were,” the Duluth police chief recalled.
Action is really picking up as state legislatures get back into session. Meanwhile, the long battle over regulating medical marijuana in California continues. Let's get to it:
According to a new poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, nearly two-thirds of Minnesota voters support changing state law to allow people with serious and terminal illnesses to use medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. The poll also found that the majority of voters would disapprove of their county sheriff or county attorney working to defeat such a bill.
ST. PAUL, MN — Bills to allow for the use of medical marijuana in Minnesota have popular support and may still be introduced this year, but will be little more than place markers for 2014, supporters said this week, citing opposition from the governor’s office and law enforcement.
The voters of Minnesota overwhelmingly want to see medical marijuana approved in their state. According to a new survey by Public Policy Polling for the Marijuana Policy Project, voters in the state back medical marijuana by greater than a two-to-one margin.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota won't have a showdown over medical marijuana this year.
Heather Azzi of Minnesotans for Compassionate Care, a pro-marijuana policy group, said Wednesday that bills to permit marijuana for medical reasons will be introduced in the next week or two. But Azzi, the group's political director, said the legislation won't move through Legislature this year.
After the doctors on our Round Table wrapped up their discussion about the costs of health care, we asked them "If medical marijuana were legal in Minnesota, would you prescribe it?"
Meghan Walsh, chief medical education officer at Hennepin County Medical Center, said:
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Supporters of medical marijuana face a tough road in Minnesota where Gov. Mark Dayton has said he won't sign anything relaxing the state's drug laws without the backing of law enforcement officials, who are showing no signs of budging.