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May 29, 2014
Medical marijuana becomes law in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday signed into law a bill to allow the use of medical marijuana. Unlike many major bills, the signing was not held in public. Dayton released a statement: “I pray it will bring to the victims of ravaging illnesses the relief...
May 29, 2014 - 10:29am
May 17, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Medical marijuana took a strange trip
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton said early in the year that medical marijuana would not pass the Minnesota Legislature this year. Dayton said that there would not be enough time in a short legislative session (it began Feb. 25) to reach a compromise between law enforcement officers...
May 17, 2014 - 10:44pm
May 15, 2014
Lawmakers reach medical marijuana deal
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Minnesota patients with some severe medical conditions likely will be able to use medical marijuana for relief next year. State House and Senate votes are planned Friday on a compromise announced Thursday afternoon. Supporters...
May 15, 2014 - 2:43pm
May 12, 2014
Medical marijuana's future is foggy in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- How attempts to legalize marijuana will proceed remained unclear Monday. House and Senate authors continued to oppose the other's bill after they discussed how to proceed. Both chambers overwhelmingly passed medical marijuana bills last week.
May 12, 2014 - 8:22pm
May 10, 2014
House, Dayton put Minnesota closer to medical marijuana
ST. PAUL —Friday was a good day for Jeremy Pauling and others who long have worked to make medical marijuana legal in Minnesota. An overwhelming...
May 10, 2014 - 12:23am
May 7, 2014
Minnesota Senate OKs medical marijuana
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Minnesotans suffering conditions they feel only marijuana can help cheered Tuesday as senators overwhelmingly approved using extracts from the plant for medical uses. Meanwhile, state representatives prepared to debate the issue as early...
May 7, 2014 - 12:01am
May 2, 2014
Minnesota medical marijuana plan set to advance
ST. PAUL — Amelia Weaver gets a legislative hearing for her eighth birthday today. Her parents, Josh and Angie of Hibbing, hope it is a happy...
May 2, 2014 - 12:02am
April 25, 2014
Medical marijuana Medical marijuana advanced by Minnesota Senate panel
By Christopher Snowbeck St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL -- A state Senate committee advanced a bill to legalize medical marijuana on a 7-3 vote Friday morning. The legislation next will be taken up by a rules committee in the Senate next week, said Sen. Scott Dibble, D-Minneapolis....
April 25, 2014 - 12:34pm
April 9, 2014
Minnesota House House could take medical marijuana vote
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Minnesota state legislators could face a decision this legislative session about whether to approve marijuana for medical use, even though a medical marijuana bill is stalled in the House. Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, plans to offer...
April 9, 2014 - 12:22am
April 1, 2014
Letter: Legislator misinformed on medical marijuana
In Crystal Dey’s article “Persell supports medical marijuana” published in the Pioneer on March 19, it is stated that Sen. Persell added “the main concern is how to formulate the drug into pill form to help with medicinal needs.” The active ingredient in marijuana is THC...
April 1, 2014 - 11:47pm
March 29, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Medical marijuana keeps producing controversy
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Medical marijuana is a story that is not going away. A bill to legalize the plant to help people with extreme pain and children with seizures stalled, and Gov. Mark Dayton said he could not sign a medical marijuana bill if it did not have...
March 29, 2014 - 10:25pm
March 27, 2014
Parents go after Dayton marijuana stance
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Parents of suffering children used an emotional Wednesday news conference to blame Gov. Mark Dayton for killing a bill they would allow them to use marijuana to ease children’s seizures. A Woodbury parent said the governor should “put...
March 27, 2014 - 12:00am
March 26, 2014
Dayton delivers dim diagnosis for medical marijuana bill
Tom Scheck MPR New 91.3 FM ST. PAUL — The prospects that the Minnesota lawmakers will pass medical marijuana legislation this session appear to be fading. Gov. Mark Dayton said today his proposal to study one type of medical marijuana has been rejected by those who want broader...
March 26, 2014 - 12:55am
March 15, 2014
Letter: Medical marijuana might be the answer for some
I’m living with a woman (my wife of 35 years) who suffers from intractable pain due to a broken pelvis. We have tried everything, even non-traditional medicine, to relieve some of her pain. We thought medical marijuana would be worth a try. So we wonder what the problem is in approving...
March 15, 2014 - 11:53pm
March 14, 2014
Dayton: Marijuana available for medical uses, but illegal
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...
March 14, 2014 - 1:02am