Marijuana Advocates Take The Spotlight At Minnesota Capitol

MINNESOTA: Recreational marijuana advocates say that medical marijuana proponents have had a shot at legalization.

Now it’s their turn.

Backers of recreational legalization say they support the medical marijuana bill and tried to let its backers have the spotlight but grew frustrated at the lack of movement.

Minnesota NORML is taking its own push more public, starting with a rally Wednesday in the Capitol rotunda that drew several hundred people who joined in chants of “Yes We Cannabis!”

“We didn’t see the medical marijuana folks having a lot of luck,” said Nathan Ness, an organizing director for the group. Nationally, NORML lobbies across the country for the legalization of marijuana.

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