Will Minnesota Become the Next State to Legalize Cannabis?
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Will Minnesota Become the Next State to Legalize Cannabis?

Gov.-Elect Tim Walz said he's in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana.

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December 3, 2018
Brainerd-Dispatch

Gov.-Elect Tim Walz said he's in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana late last week—a sign of approval from the state's future chief executive and a break with his fellow Democrat, sitting Gov. Mark Dayton, who has opposed legalization.

The question remains if legalized recreational cannabis—an issue gaining momentum across the nation—will become a reality, possibly sooner rather than later in Minnesota. Pundits have pointed to the issue as potentially prompting a power struggle in the nation's only split Legislature.

While Walz's statements are noteworthy coming from the mouth of the state's soon-to-be highest executive, he has shown public support for legalized recreational marijuana since at least September of last year—when Walz was in the early stages of his gubernatorial campaign.

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