Sep 14, 2020
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With Election Day less than two months away, Minnesota voters have an opportunity to usher in a new legislature that will put an end to the state’s senseless war on cannabis.
While House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (D) has championed legalization, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R) has said his caucus is strongly opposed and that legalization would not pass the Senate under his control. Senate leaders even stood in the way of allowing flower cannabis for medical purposes this year.
Our allies at Sensible Change MN have released a voter guide to educate voters about Minnesota state legislative candidates’ stances on cannabis policy. They sent every candidate for state House and Senate questions on where they stand on important medical cannabis reforms, legalization for adults’ use, and social equity.
In other news, the Minnesota Office of Medical Cannabis is considering petitions to add qualifying conditions to the state’s medical cannabis program — anxiety, sickle cell disease, and tic disorder. You can submit written comments in support of one or all of these petitions by emailing the program by October 16.
Thanks for your support for humane and sensible cannabis policies! Please spread the word to others who may be interested in helping relegate cannabis prohibition to the dustbin of history.