St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill Thursday morning making Minnesota the 22nd state to legalize medical marijuana.
Dayton's office describes the bill as creating a patient registry under the Department of Health which allows the therapeutic use of medical cannabis.
"I thank everyone who worked together to craft and pass this legislation. I pray it will bring to the victims of ravaging illnesses the relief they are hoping for," Dayton said.
People with certain medical conditions will be able to benefit from medical cannabis. A task force will also be created for therapeutic research.
Dayton's office says this bill passed the House 89–40 and the Senate 46–16.