In the past week, two committees in the Minnesota Legislature approved HF 600, which would legalize cannabis for adults 21 and older! This is the first time ever that a Minnesota legislative committee has approved legalization.
House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler’s bill, HF 600, would legalize possession and cultivation of limited amounts of cannabis, while setting up an equitable, regulated system for cannabis sales. It includes funding for community renewal along with cannabis industry training and start-up funding. The grants would focus on individuals facing barriers to education or employment, areas with elevated rates of poverty, workers with less than three years of experience, and farmers.
HF 600 still has an arduous committee process to get through in the House, and a steep hill to climb in the Senate. But every step forward brings us closer to the day when cannabis prohibition ends in Minnesota. And every respectful call and email lawmakers receive in support of HF 600 helps move them in the right direction.
So, write your legislators today in support of HF 600, and ask your friends and family to follow suit. Together, we can end marijuana prohibition in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.