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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
March 5, 2014
Minnesota medical marijuana passes first committee test
ST. PAUL —A Minnesota House committee approved the use of marijuana to help suffering patients after 7-year-old Amelia Beaver provided an example Tuesday night of why some want the practice legalized. The girl suffered a seizure, one of about 30 she suffers a day, while her mother...
March 5, 2014 - 12:21am
February 22, 2014
Donna Brazile: The south goes to pot
It seems marijuana — at least for medical use — is sweeping the nation. More than 20 states and the District of Columbia have either legalized medical marijuana or decriminalized its possession, and in two states, Colorado and Washington, voters recently legalized its recreational...
February 22, 2014 - 1:07am
February 21, 2014
Medical marijuana supporters plan new tack in Legislature
Tim Pugmire MPR News 91.3 FM St. Paul — Supporters of Legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota are considering a new approach for the 2014 session, and the potential changes are winning the backing of some law enforcement groups. State Rep. Carly Melin, the chief...
February 21, 2014 - 12:05am
January 18, 2014
Medical marijuana bill spurs hope, draws opposition
John Lundy Forum News Service HIBBING — The first time Amelia Weaver had a seizure, at 18 months, doctors said it was likely the consequence...
January 18, 2014 - 9:48pm
July 25, 2013
Marijuana politics could heat up soon in Minnesota
Tim Pugmire MPR News 91.3 FM ST. PAUL — A bipartisan group of state lawmakers aims to pass a law next year that would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana law to patients with debilitating ailments. Law enforcement groups oppose making marijuana legal. But state R...
July 25, 2013 - 11:36pm
September 8, 2012
Danny Tyree: Medical marijuana: Coming in the fall, y’all
According to the Associated Press, on Nov. 6 Arkansas will become the first southern state to let voters decide whether they want to legalize medical uses for marijuana. Backers hope success in the Razorback State will lead to a domino effect of resistance fading in other parts of...
September 8, 2012 - 10:21pm