The governor of Minnesota on Tuesday signed a large-scale bill that includes provisions to expand the state’s medical-marijuana program, in part by allowing patients to access smokable cannabis products. Earlier this month, a bicameral conference committee approved the reform, in addition to several other marijuana-related changes, as part of an omnibus health bill. The full House and Senate then took it up and passed it last week—and now Gov. Tim Walz (D) has signed the measure. This comes after the House approved a bill to legalize marijuana for adult use following 12 committee assignments. That legislation stalled in the GOP-controlled Senate, however. House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (D), the sponsor of the legalization proposal, had predicted that the push for broader reform would lead to compromise policies like medical cannabis expansion.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 05/25/2021 17:59:00

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