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Minnesota lawmakers set for vote on legalizing marijuana

 This Feb. 17, 2016 file photo shows marijuana plants at a home in Honolulu. Photo: AP Photo/Marina Riker, File. This Feb. 17, 2016 file photo shows marijuana plants at a home in Honolulu.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: May 13, 2021 10:18 AM
Created: May 13, 2021 08:07 AM

Thursday afternoon, the Minnesota House is scheduled to vote on a bill to legalize cannabis for adult, recreational use and expunge the records of those convicted for non-violent offenses involving marijuana.

The bill is expected to pass the DFL-controlled House but faces a steep uphill climb in the GOP-controlled Senate. With the end of the legislative session set for Monday, Senate Republicans have prioritized other legislation and have opposed legalizing marijuana recreationally, only signaling a willingness to adjust the state's medical cannabis program.

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