Late Friday Afternoon… a proactive group of Minnesota state politicians, representing both sides of the aisle came together with patients and supporters from Minnesotans for Compassionate Care. Their purpose was to bring attention to a new MMJ bill. And what better way to get mass attention fast, than by holding a news conference on the steps of the state capitol. If Minnesota’s medical marijuana bill is made law, it would allow people with serious illnesses to access medicinal pot, should their doctors recommend it.
Rep. Carly Melin (DFL-Hibbing) introduced HF 1818 in the House, and Sen. Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis) introduced the companion – SF 1641 – in the Senate. Both bills have the maximum number of sponsors allowed – 35 in the House, including 12 committee chairs, and five in the Senate, including two committee chairs. If you live in Minnesota, please email your state senator and representative and ask them to support HF 1818/SF 1641.
Eighteen states and the District of Columbia already allow seriously ill residents to use medical marijuana with their doctors’ recommendations, and 65% of Minnesotans support a compassionate medical marijuana law. Urge Gov. Dayton to join this growing majority.