Wednesday, April 30
(St.Paul, MN) -- The medical marijuana bill continues moving forward at the Capitol after passing today in the Senate State and Local Government committee. Assistant Health Commissioner Aggie Leitheiser says they want to see the chemicals in marijuana help make things better for suffering Minnesotans, but do not believe the bill achieves the goal of compassionate use through a scientifically-sound manner. She also said it raises a number of administrative questions and technical concerns. Senator Scott Dibble says his bill is modeled after successful and conservative programs in New Mexico and Arizona. The next stop for the medical marijuana bill is the Senate Judiciary committee.