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Possible vote on Minn. medical marijuana delayed

April 8, 2014
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A possible Minnesota House vote on legalizing medical marijuana has been delayed for a couple of weeks.

Republican Rep. Pat Garofalo of Farmington attached an amendment that would legalize medical marijuana to a separate health bill. But that bill has been pulled from Wednesday's docket until after the Legislature's Easter/Passover break.

The break begins after Thursday's session. Lawmakers return April 22.

Garofalo's amendment calls for a broader medical marijuana law than Gov. Mark Dayton has said he is willing to back.

A stand-alone medical marijuana bill has stalled. The amendment strategy might be the only way for advocates to get lawmakers on record. But even some of those who support the cause could balk at tying it to a separate bill.

 
 

 

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