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.
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.
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.
Some Minnesota families didn’t want to wait for lawmakers to decide whether or not to legalize marijuana. They’ve already started over in Colorado to be able to treat their sick kids with the plant they believe will make them better.
The fight over legalizing medical marijuana moves to the State Capitol again next month. For some Minnesota families, a cannabis law can’t come soon enough. WCCO shares the battle two Minnesota families are fighting, believing that marijuana is the seed to a new life for their sick kids.
Representatives from health care, education and law enforcement got together in Dakota County to discuss the debate around legalizing marijuana. The forum was held to discuss the dangers of the controlled substance.
A 39-year-old Minnesota man who Idaho State Police say had more than 3 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle has been taken into custody.
New numbers reveal more Americans are using marijuana. The report, released Wednesday, was done by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and it shows that marijuana use has increased steadily over the past five years.
The Bemidji police chief says no charges will be issued after someone posted a Facebook ad for marijuana. Someone had offered, “WEED FOR SALE!!!” last week on a page called “Bemidji Area Online Sale.”
Millions of dollars’ worth of marijuana went up in smoke Wednesday after a big find in a Minnesota field. Sheriff’s deputies in Pine County loaded 5,500 plants into a dump truck and sent them to an incinerator.
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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.
A professional rodeo clown is headed to prison after a jury convicted him of a lengthy conspiracy to grow marijuana in rural Iowa.
A proposal to legalize marijuana for medical use likely is dead for this session. A Senate subcommittee approved the bill Monday, but the panel’s chairman says the proposal likely won’t go further.
A former University of Minnesota wide receiver who quit the team after accusing the head coach of abusive behavior has been arrested in Houston on a marijuana possession charge.
Police say a mother of two bought marijuana with her kids, and was subsequently caught speeding while the two were unbuckled in the back seat.
The votes in Washington and Colorado last month legalizing marijuana were just the latest developments in the debate over marijuana use in the United States.
Medical marijuana supporters face a tough challenge this legislative session in Minnesota, where Gov. Mark Dayton says he won’t sign anything without the backing of law enforcement — and authorities say they’re strongly opposed.
The voters in Colorado and Washington State were clear in approving ballot initiatives that make using small amounts of marijuana legal. But the federal law is equally clear, classifying marijuana as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. So how can a state pass a law that contradicts federal law?
A man has been found dead inside a pot-growing operation inside an Edina residence, according to authorities.
A mayoral candidate in Winona County admits his conviction for selling marijuana could “throw a few complications” into his campaign. Stephen Conlin says he’s committed to his campaign for mayor of St. Charles.
Eleven packages containing 235 pounds of marijuana were taken from a semi truck last week, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.