Minn Republican lawmaker introduces medical marijuana amendment

By KBJR News 1

Minn Republican lawmaker introduces medical marijuana amendment

April 8, 2014 Updated Apr 8, 2014 at 9:49 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The debate to legalize medical marijuana is far from over at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Republican Representative Pat Garofalo introduced an amendment Tuesday that would add medical marijuana to a broader health policy bill.

The proposal would prohibit smoking and home cultivation of medical marijuana.

The measure comes as advocates take to the airwaves slamming Governor Mark Dayton over his stance on the issue.

The Governor has threatened to veto such a measure without support from law enforcement.

"Let 'em, let's see em vote. They've hidden behind their desk for the whole session while I've taken this on. And they've been glad for the cover. So if they want to vote, let them vote, let's see," Gov. Dayton said Tuesday during a news conference.

The original bill, which would allow people to smoke marijuana prescribed by doctors, and buy it from state-approved dispensaries, is dead..

The new Republican sponsored amendment is expected to hit the House Floor after the Easter Recess.

Written by Kevin Jacobsen
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