Proposal to Legalize Medical Cannabis Approved By Minnesota House Committee
Minnesota’s House Health and Human Services Policy Committee has given approval to House Bill 1818, a proposal to legalize medical cannabis.
Under the proposed law, introduced by Representative Carly Melin with 36 cosponsors, the possession of up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis, and the private cultivation of up to 12 cannabis plants, would be legalized for qualified patients. Dispensaries would also be legalized.
A qualified patient would be anyone who has a qualifying medical condition, such as cancer, PTSD or chronic pain, and receives a recommendation from a physician.
According to polling released last year by Public Policy Polling, 65% of those in Minnesota are in favor of legalizing cannabis for medical purposes.