Minnesota Senate Committee Votes to Legalize Medical Cannabis
If approved into law, Senate Bill 1641 would legalize the possession of up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis to those with a qualifying condition – such as cancer, post traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain – who receive a recommendation from a physician. Dispensaries will also be legalized in order to provide safe access points for patients to obtain their medicine.
According to polling released last year, 65% of those in Minnesota support the move to legalize cannabis for medical purposes, with just 27% opposed.
Last month a companion bill to Senate Bill 1641, House Bill 1818, was approved by the House Health and Human Services Policy Committee.