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Possible Vote on Minn. Medical Marijuana Delayed

Updated: 04/08/2014 2:47 PM
Created: 04/08/2014 12:18 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart

A possible Minnesota House vote on legalizing medical marijuana has been delayed for a couple of weeks.
    
Republican Rep. Pat Garofalo of Farmington was hoping to attach an amendment that would legalize medical marijuana to a separate health bill. But that bill has been pulled from Wednesday's docket until after the Legislature's Passover/Easter break that begins the next day.
    
Garofalo's amendment calls for a broader medical marijuana law than Gov. Mark Dayton has said he is willing to back. Dayton didn't issue a veto threat Tuesday but said legislators "have hidden behind their desks" while he strained to bridge concerns of advocates and law enforcement.
    
A stand-alone medical marijuana bill has stalled. Even some of those who support the cause could balk at tying it to a separate bill.

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