Minnesota House Approves Medical Cannabis Measure, Governor Announces Support

Minnesota’s full House of Representatives approved a a proposal today with an 86 to 39 vote to establish a medical cannabis study. Shortly after the vote Governor Mark Dayton announced that he would be willing to signmedicalcannabissymbol the measure into law if sent to him. The proposal will now head to the state’s Senate.

After the vote in the House, families were seen pumping their fists in celebration, and breaking into a round of hugs, according to the Associated Press.

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Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill Approved by Minnesota Senate

Minnesota’s Senate has voted 48 to 18 in favor of Senate Bill 1641, a proposal to legalize medical cannabis. The over 2/3rds vote in favor of the measure represents enough supppurplebudort to override a veto from the state’s governor, who is not in support of the move.

Under the proposed law, the possession of up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis would be legal for those who receive a recommendation from a physician, and 55 state-licensed dispensaries would be authorized to distribute the medicine to patients. Unfortunately a rather ridiculous amendment was added to the proposal which prohibits cannabis to be consumed through smoking; a person would, however, be allowed to vaporize their cannabis and put it into oil, teas, foods, etc..

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Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee Votes to Legalize Medical Cannabis

The Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee has voted in favor of legalizing medical cannabis, including medical cannabis dispensaries. By approving Senate Bill 1641, whichmedcannabis was approved last week by the Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Committee, and yesterday by the Senate State and Local Government Committee, the Judiciary Committee sends the measure to the full Senate.

If the measure is approved into law, the possession of up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis will be legal for those who receive a recommendation from a physician. State-licensed dispensaries will be legalized in order to provide safe access to the medicine.

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Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill Approved by Minnesota Senate Committee

Minnesota’s State and Local Government Committee has approved Senate Bill 1641, a measure to legalize medical cannabis. The proposal was approved last week by the Senate Health, Human Services jillybeanand Housing Committee, and is expected to be heard tomorrow by the Senate Judiciary Committee. 

Under the proposed law, the possession of up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis would be legal for those with a qualifying condition (such as cancer, post traumatic stress disorder or chronic pain) who receive a recommendation from a physician. Dispensaries would be authorized to provide safe access to the medicine.

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Minnesota Senate Committee Votes to Legalize Medical Cannabis

A proposal to legalize medical cannabis has been approved by Minnesota’s Senate Health, Human Services and Housingmedcannabis Committee. The committee approved the measure with a 7 to 3 vote.

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.

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