Minnesota House Approves Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill

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The bill, House File 100, passed by a vote of 71-59 on Tuesday and will now head to the state Senate for consideration. The Minnesota House of Representatives this week passed a bill to legalize cannabis for adults and establish a regulatory system for recreational marijuana production and sales. Stephenson has said he is confident the bill will also succeed in the upper chamber of the Minnesota legislature. The bill also allows home cultivation, with a cap of eight cannabis plants including up to four flowering plants. An Office of Cannabis Management would be created to oversee the licensing and regulation of cannabis cultivators, processors, distributors and retailers.

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The Minnesota House of Representatives this week passed a bill to legalize cannabis for adults and establish a regulatory system for recreational marijuana production and sales. The bill, House File 100, passed by a vote of 71-59 on Tuesday and will now head to the state Senate for consideration.

All but one of the representatives from the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party were joined by two Republicans to vote in favor of the bill on Tuesday. Prior to debate on the measure the day before, DFL Representative Zack Stephenson said that decades of cannabis prohibition have not worked to make the state safer.

“It’s time,” Stephenson...

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