Gov. Mark Dayton, though pessimistic, breathes a little life into medical marijuana bill


Patrick McClellan.

Gov. Mark Dayton has directed two members of his staff as well as the state public health commissioner to work with medical marijuana supporters in crafting a bill he could possibly sign into law within the next two months.
The news came on Thursday after patients and advocates descended on his mansion in St. Paul with strollers and signs that read, “Love Over Law Enforcement.” They called on the governor to stop letting the spokesmen of public safety dictate the conversation and to offer new negotiating partners, now that the bill has been effectively stalled.