Monday, May 19, 2014
(St. Paul, MN) -- Governor Dayton says he will sign legislation allowing medical marijuana in Minnesota. A conference committee reached a deal yesterday that allows two medical marijuana manufacturers to have as many as four distribution areas in the state. Supporters who have been pushing for medicinal weed are hailing the agreement as a large step forward for the state, though the Minnesota Policy Project notes the deal is "far from perfect." According to the MPP, patients and doctors will have to take part in a study, and patients will only be able to access marijuana in an extracted form.