Minnesota medical marijuana proposals still alive (for now)


The big medical marijuana compromise announced last week by Minnesota House leaders has gone over about as well as the Hindenburg with medical marijuana activists, but state Sen. Scott Dibble (D-Minneapolis) says a more liberal version of the bill in his chamber is still very much alive.
The House bill isn’t opposed by law enforcement, and Gov. Mark Dayton has said that’s a necessary condition for him to sign medical marijuana legislation into law. But in related news, the bill wouldn’t allow anybody to actually smoke marijuana. Qualifying patients would be able to use a vaporizer, “but only under direct, in-person supervision and the control of a licensed health care provider.”
Minneapolis City Pages has the local angle.