Minnesota Governor Dayton Would Sign Marijuana Bill If Law Enforcement Concurs

MINNESOTA:  In an interview with the Associated Press Friday, Gov. Mark Dayton said he is urging supporters of medical marijuana to work with law enforcement to find common ground. He said he would sign a bill legalizing marijuana for medical purposes if sheriffs, prosecutors and police get behind it.

He also said if the law is to change, it should be by legislators and not a public referendum.

His predecessor, Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, cited law enforcement concerns when he vetoed a 2009 bill that would have permitted terminally ill people to use marijuana. [Read more…]