abc
QUICK LINKS:

Minnesota Medical Pot Bill Goes to Senate Floor

Created: 05/05/2014 1:12 PM KSTP.com

A bill to legalize medical marijuana is headed to the Senate floor after passage by the Finance Committee.
    
The committee passed the bill 14-7 on Monday after adding a few wrinkles to the legislation.
    
It now would track medical practitioners who issue opinions that cannabis likely would alleviate a patient's symptoms. It also would track the conditions being treated. And it would track the actual costs to state public safety and health departments of starting a program, and compare that to the projected costs.
    
Sen. Scott Dibble, the Minneapolis Democrat sponsoring the bill, said fees assessed to patients, alternative treatment centers and labs would make the program pay for itself.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Photo: AP/Elaine Thompson, File

Dense Fog Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Anoka; Benton; Carver; Chisago; Dakota; Douglas; Goodhue; Hennepin; Isanti; Kanabec; Kandiyohi; McLeod; Meeker; Mille Lacs; Morrison; Pope; Ramsey; Scott; Sherburne; Stearns; Stevens; Todd; Washington; Wright
Expires: 11/23/2014 8:00 AM

Dense Fog Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Barron; Chippewa; Dunn; Eau Claire; Pepin; Pierce; Polk; Rusk; St. Croix
Expires: 11/23/2014 8:00 AM

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Overcast
39°
37° | 36°
  • Feels like: 33° F
  • Wind: SE 8mph
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Sun Occasional showers possible
    44° | 25°
  • Mon Windy with morning snow showers
    25° | 7°
  • Tue More sun than clouds
    24° | 12°
  • Wed Snow showers early
    20° | 6°

Video

KSTP NEWS