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Dayton: Marijuana available for medical uses, but illegal

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ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who want marijuana to ease pain and deal with other medical conditions can already get it, Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday.


However, he quickly added, buying pot on the street is illegal, and he does not endorse it. In a conference call with reporters, he said possessing a small amount of the drug could bring a fine about the same cost as a traffic ticket.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.