ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Minnesota is about to become the 22nd state to legalize medical marijuana.
On Thursday, state lawmakers announced a deal to make medical cannabis legal and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’ll sign it.READ MORE: How Do U Of M-Developed Apple Varieties Get Their Names?
The new law does not allow smoking of marijuana leaves, only vaporizing the cannabis extract and ingesting pills and oils.
It’s intended to help people like 8-year-old Amelia Weaver, who suffers 30-50 seizures a day.
“This means the world to our family,” Amelia’s mother, Angie Weaver of Hibbing, said. “This is going to change my daughter’s life, and thousands of other lives in Minnesota.”