Minn. Legislature convenes — ask lawmakers to make legalization a priority

Feb 11, 2020

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Minn. Legislature convenes — ask lawmakers to make legalization a priority

Write your legislators and sign up for MRMR’s February 18 lobby day!

Lawmakers convened in Saint Paul today for the first day of their 2020 legislative session. It’s the perfect time to let your legislators know you want them to help end the disastrous war on marijuana.

Help create a groundswell of support:

1. Write your lawmakers. You can use our free software to email your legislators in support of replacing marijuana prohibition with legalization and regulation for adults 21 and older.

2. Join our allies’ lobby day. Register here to join Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Regulation’s lobby day. It’s next Tuesday, February 18 from 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.

3. Spread the word. Forward this email or share the links on social media.

In nine of the 11 states that legalized marijuana, voters did so directly. But Minnesota doesn’t have a citizen initiative process. In The Land of Ten Thousand Lakes, only the legislature can change state law — or place a measure on the ballot to do so.

House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler (D) recently outlined principles for his cannabis legalization bill, which he aims to shepherd through the House this year. While his leadership and “Be Heard on Cannabis” tour gives the issue’s prospects a boost, Minnesota has long, arduous committee process. It’ll take all hands on deck to make sure the bill makes it through the House.

So, please, let your legislators know voters want them to end the failed war on marijuana and replace it with thoughtful regulation. Then, sign up for MRMR’s lobby day and spread the word.