Jan 5, 2023 | By: Lakeland News

MN DFL Lawmakers Vowing Action on Legalizing Recreational Cannabis

Minnesota Senate and House DFL lawmakers are vowing action on legalizing recreational adult use cannabis this legislative session.

On Thursday, those leading the push for legalizing cannabis held a press conference today discussing their plans.

“Cannabis should not be illegal in Minnesota,” said Rep. Zack Stephenson of Coon Rapids. “Minnesotans deserve the freedom and respect to make responsible decisions about cannabis decisions themselves. Our current laws are doing more harm than good. State and local governments are spending millions enforcing laws that aren’t helping anyone, money that could be put to far better purposes.”

Under the proposal, cannabis use would be legal in private homes and licensed public establishments. The bill calls for the creation of an office of cannabis management, which would regulate cannabis use and access and oversee consumer, health, and public safety protections.

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