TV Ad takes Gov. Dayton to task over medical marijuana debate

By KBJR News 1

April 2, 2014 Updated Apr 2, 2014 at 10:52 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A new television ad is taking Governor Mark Dayton to task over his stance on Medical Marijuana.

The Ad set to air Wednesday night and Thursday morning features a St. Paul mother accompanied by her five-year-old son, who suffers from a rare seizure disorder.

Angela Garin and the ad produced by the Marijuana Policy Project urge Governor Dayton to support her child and stop blocking access to medical marijuana.

Click here to watch the ad

The Governor has said he will veto any legislation legalizing medical marijuana that does not have the support of law enforcement.

Garin is one of a number of mothers who came together last week to urge the Governor to change his mind.

"Let's get the facts straight. Governor Dayton is trying to prevent the passage of a bill that will actually help my son and other seriously ill people providing them access to medical marijuana," Garin said during a news conference at the Capitol last week.

Patients and advocates will deliver a petition with more than 4,900 Minnesotan's signatures to the Governor's office on Thursday calling on him to stop blocking the bill.

In response to the ad, the Governor's Press Secretary said Wednesday “They have every right to express their views; that is what democracy is all about.”

Written by Kevin Jacobsen
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