Mothers in support of legalizing medical marijuana say Gov. Mark Dayton urged them to buy pot illegally on Minnesota streets to help their severely sick children
One day after Gov. Mark Dayton appeared to discount any legislation on medical marijuana this year, he is urging advocates and legislators to keep talking in search of compromise. Dayton says he has the “deepest sympathy” for children and adults with serious diseases who find relief in marijuana.
Gov. Mark Dayton says prospects for a study on one type of medicinal marijuana stand between “slim and none” because advocates for broader legalization don’t appear interested. Dayton said that his proposal to spend more than $2 million to research a non-combustible form of marijuana lacks support.
With a push for legalizing medical marijuana stalled this session, Gov. Mark Dayton plans to ask for $2.2 million for research into its possible benefits, a spokeswoman said Friday. Mayo Clinic would head the study, which would focus on cannabidiol, a marijuana compound that does not produce a high.
The up-and-down medical marijuana bill at the Capitol may be down again. Top lawmakers in the House and Senate say it’s not likely to pass this year. Advocates of legalizing medical marijuana are hoping to make Minnesota the 20th state in the country to do so. Thursday, the advocates said it’s possible to pass it this year. But it’s not about medicine at this point at the Capitol; it’s about math.
Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday downgraded the chances of medical marijuana becoming legal in Minnesota this year before he met privately with those who want the drug to be a treatment option for people with debilitating diseases.
Two people were arrested Thursday after witnesses saw someone with a gun on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. The school was put in lockdown when a UMD employee called 911 after seeing a man drop a weapon. The university says a 15-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were arrested, and a pellet gun was recovered.
Most of the doctors polled at a Minnesota Medical Association forum oppose the legislation that legalizes medical marijuana. The bill passes a Minnesota House committee Wednesday, but still has a long road ahead in the Legislature.
Minnesota lawmakers flock back to the Capitol on Tuesday for a legislative session expected to run 12 weeks at most. Having set the two-year budget last year, lawmakers face a shorter list of legislation they must consider this time. And it’s always easier to get in the way of proposed laws than to enact them.
A Star Tribune Minnesota Poll out Tuesday found that a slight majority – 51 percent — of Minnesotans favor legalizing medical marijuana. Already, 20 other states allow it, but patients must buy it through shops and dispensaries.
Legalizing medical marijuana in Minnesota is gaining public support. A new Star Tribune poll shows a slight majority of Minnesotans are in favor of it.
The latest Star Tribune poll discusses marijuana. Hear what Blois and Dave have to say about it by clicking the link above.
Authorities said about $2 million worth of marijuana was seized in a large drug bust in Wisconsin late last week. The Marathon County Sheriff’s Office executed several search warrants last Thursday homes in Wausau and the Township of Holton as part of a large drug trafficking investigation.
Former MN Governor Jesse Ventura launches his new show with his very own State of the Union.