Eight takeaways from Minnesota Democrats' marijuana legalization bill


January 11, 2023

Mary Altaffer, Associated Press file

The nearly 250-page bill covers growing, selling, expungement of marijuana convictions and more.

Minnesotans could grow their own marijuana plants at home, have the drug delivered to their door and get past convictions expunged from their record if the Legislature passes Democrats' recreational cannabis bill this year.

While the bill must be reviewed by numerous committees and will likely be revised repeatedly, the initial proposal from House DFLers (and an identical bill in the Senate) covers a lot of ground, from social justice and hemp-related regulations to drug tests and adolescent education.

The Star Tribune reviewed the nearly 250-page bill with an eye to answering questions readers asked about marijuana in Minnesota in recent months.



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