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Minnesota Lawmakers Want to Start the Conversation on Legal Marijuana

Nine Minnesota lawmakers want to ask the public: Should Minnesota legalize personal use of marijuana?

The nine — all Democrats in a Republican-controlled House — proposed a constitutional amendment to ask Minnesotans that question. But the chief backers know the question is unlikely to make it to voters’ 2018 ballots.

“This is a conversation starter. We are all well aware that our colleagues who are chairs … are not interested in having this conversation right now,” said Rep. Jason Metsa, DFL-Virginia. “But you have to have a starting point.”

Just three years ago, Minnesota legalized use of cannabis derivatives for certain medical conditions. That puts Minnesota laws in line with the majority of the country — 28 states have legalized medical use of the product.

But eight states have legalized recreational use of the drug, all by ballot measure. Minnesota does not use statewide ballot questions, other than by constitutional amendment so the House members are going that route.

“I do think this belongs in the constitution because this is about allowing, giving Minnesotans a right that I believe they should have and they believe they should have,” said Rep. Tina Liebling, DFL-Rochester. [Read more at Twin Cities Pioneer Press]

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