Minnesota Senate Approves Bill Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Purposes

April 28, 2014 4:09 PM

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Minnesota Senate Approves Bill Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Purposes

What was once a stalled proposal, Minnesota State senator Scott Dibble's bill to legalize medical marijuana was approved yesterday in a 7-3 bipartisan vote, but it still faces opposition by the state's governor, Mark Dayton.

The bill would create what is referred to as "a compassionate and workable medical marijuana program in Minnesota," according to the Marijuana Policy Project. The drug would be made available to medical patients with cancer, epilepsy, extreme chronic pain, and other serious conditions to alleviate s...

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