MINNESOTA: A bipartisan group of state lawmakers aims to pass a law next year that would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana to patients with debilitating ailments.
Law enforcement groups oppose making marijuana legal. But state Rep. Carly Melin, the bill’s chief sponsor in the House, said it would bring much-needed relief to some patients. There is also a Senate version of the bill.
“The medical marijuana conversation really is centered around compassionate care and allowing for patients to be prescribed medication from their physician that will help them,” said Melin, DFL-Hibbing.
Others, however, including members of the state’s Independence Party, say marijuana should also be legalized for other purposes.