Hauser reported the committee then voted down the bill by a 6-3 margin a second time - the first vote was to pass with "no recommendation," while the second was to pass and send along to another committee. The vote went along party lines.
The defeat renders the prospect of legalizing recreational marijuana in the state very unlikely this year.
JUST IN: A bill to make recreational marijuana legal in Minnesota was just voted down 6-3 in the MN Senate Judiciary Committee. The vote came after testimony from both sides. This means that legalizing marijuana in the state very unlikely this year. pic.twitter.com/c4AjeZWez7— Tom Hauser (@thauserkstp) March 11, 2019
The bill would have allowed 21-year-old Minnesotans to legally use marijuana recreationally.
Ten states have laws on the books that allow for some form of adult use of marijuana.
Minnesota allows the medical use of cannabis for certain conditions.
Recreational marijuana is already legal in the 10 states highlighted in green on the map below.
Updated: March 11, 2019 06:14 PM
Created: March 11, 2019 03:46 PM
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