MINNESOTA: Although President Obama suggested last weekend that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol, Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he still opposes legalizing pot for medical purposes in Minnesota.
“Alcohol is plenty dangerous… Why would we want to add another drug to the equation?” he asked during a Capitol briefing with reporters.
Dayton has said he would sign a bill legalizing medical marijuana only if opponents in the law enforcement community support to it. He urged proponents to try to work out an agreement with police organizations on the issue.
But that won’t happen during the 2014 legislative session, he said. There are too many unanswered questions about who really needs marijuana for medical relief, what it would cost and how to control it.
“I don’t want to consider it until 2015,” he said.