A bill to legalize marijuana in Minnesota advanced again on Monday, passing a fifth House committee as it moves closer to floor action. House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (D), Speaker Melissa Hortman (D), and other lawmakers filed the measure in February. It would allow adults 21 and older to purchase and possess up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis and cultivate up to eight plants, four of which could be mature. The House Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee approved the bill, which it amended, in an 11-7 vote on Monday. “This bill, first and foremost, is a recognition of the major racial disparities in how our current drug laws are enforced,” Winkler told the panel prior to the vote.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 04/12/2021 14:54:00