Is Minnesota closer to medical cannabis than it appears?


Dr. Steven Jenison.

Minnesota may be closer to legalizing medical marijuana than anyone realizes. At a press conference earlier this year, Gov. Mark Dayton reiterated his opposition to medical marijuana and argued that “objective information” was needed in the debate, seeming to slam the door shut.
But a couple weeks later, some legislators and public health advocates met privately with Dr. Steven Jenison, the first director of New Mexico’s medical marijuana program, to talk about the potential challenges of implementing a similar program in Minnesota. Seriously.
The Minneapolis City Pages did the digging and has the complete story.