MN Democratic Lawmakers to Push for Legal Marijuana

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Some top Minnesota Democratic lawmakers plan to make a major push in the 2020 legislative session to legalize recreational marijuana.

House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler and Senate Assistant Minority Leader Jeff Hayden acknowledged at a news conference that they probably won’t be able to enact the bill this session, given strong opposition from the Senate’s Republican majority.

They say their bill might not even get a vote on the House floor.

But Winkler says legalization is coming to Minnesota — it’s just a question of when. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka has said the Senate won’t consider marijuana legalization this year.

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