St. Paul City Council supports legalizing recreational marijuana

St. Paul City Council Member Dai Thao Photo: City of St. Paul
St. Paul City Council Member Dai Thao

December 12, 2018 07:21 PM

The St. Paul City Council voted 6-1 Wednesday night in favor of a resolution "supporting legalization and decriminalization of recreational cannabis in Minnesota and expungement of Minnesotan records of convicted cannabis crimes."

Council member Dan Bostrom, who announced his retirement from the City Council later in the meeting, cast the lone dissenting vote.

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RELATED: Recreational marijuana creates buzz on campaign trail for governor

In June, police in Minneapolis announced they would no longer be conducting sting operations focused on low-level marijuana sales.

And Gov.-elect Tim Walz has also voiced his support for legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in the state.

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