Minnesota Senate Committee Torpedoes Legal Marijuana Bill
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Minnesota Senate Committee Torpedoes Legal Marijuana Bill

A House committee last week backed a bill that would set up a task force to explore legalization.

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March 12, 2019

A Minnesota Senate committee Monday rejected a proposal to legalize marijuana in Minnesota, even rejecting a move by supporters of the bill that tried to change it to create a task force to study the issue.

Six Republican members of the Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee repeatedly outvoted three Democrats who tried to keep the issue alive for the session.

A House committee last week backed a bill that would set up a task force to explore legalization.

The Senate bill would have set up a regulatory system for the cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and retail sale of recreational marijuana in Minnesota beginning in 2022.

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