Officials from the Minnesota Senate, House of Representatives and governor’s office have agreed upon a medical cannabis legalization proposal that the governor will sign into law, after the House and Senate approved two separate measures earlier this month.
Michael Gordon, Legislative Assistant for Senator Scott Dibble, tell us that the measure will legalize the possession of medical cannabis extracts for use in vaporizers, cannabis edibles, tinctures, etc.. Although smoking cannabis won’t be allowed, several dispensaries will be authorized throughout the state to provide safe access to the medicine for qualified patients.
The bill also includes a provision which will establish state-funded research on the medical benefits of cannabis.
Governor Mark Dayton is expected to quickly sign the measure into law once it reaches his desk.