The Independence Party of Minnesota adopted a party platform yesterday calling for the legalization, taxation and regulation of marijuana, meaning that they not only support such a move, but will be working towards it.
The platform was adopted after a vote which took place at the party’s annual convention.
“Party members spoke to allowing for personal choice and individual responsibility throughout the convention,” said Kyle Lewis, Executive Director of the Independence Party.
The resolution comes as lawmakers discuss recently-filed legislation to legalize medical marijuana in the state – the proposal was filed too late to be seriously considered by the legislature, but the issue will be brought back up in the next session.
Unlike in most states, the Independence Party is considered a major party in Minnesota, and has been since Jesse Ventura was elected governor in 1998.