Minnesota Democrats make push on recreational marijuana, Senate GOP pumps the brakes
August 30, 2019
Minnesota House Democrats will fan out to 15 communities across the state to build support for legalizing recreational marijuana, setting up a showdown with the Senate Republicans who remain opposed to changes in the law when the Legislature convenes next year.
The tour, which kicked off Thursday with an announcement at the Minnesota State Fair, comes as DFL Gov. Tim Walz has told state agencies to prepare for the possibility of legal recreational pot. This summer a work group of state agency staff has been studying practices in other states that have legalized recreational marijuana use, such as Oregon and Colorado. They will make recommendations to the governor about how to manage any changes in state law.