Legalization Advocate Says Marijuana ‘Literally Saved My Life’

In this 2009 photo, Kevin "KK" Forss sits behind three years' worth of medicine bottles accumulated as he was being treated for a ruptured disc in his neck. Forss says he was able to stop using many of the medicines after he started to smoke marijuana.

MINNESOTA:  Legalizing marijuana for medical purposes has nothing to do with a liberal agenda, says Kevin “KK” Forss. “I’m a born-again Christian. I’m a veteran. I’m a Republican,” said the Cloquet man. “It isn’t liberal; it’s about people who are suffering.” Forss, now 47, never imagined himself as an advocate for legalized marijuana. The events Read the full article…

Tevlin: Legalizing Pot Is This Former Businessman's Passion

The incident motivated Quast to help start the Minnesota chapter of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws (NORML), of which he is now executive director.

MINNESOTA: Randy Quast built a hugely successful trucking company, then sold it and retired at age 37. He didn’t become a political activist until police knocked in his door and arrested him. Quast had smoked marijuana “very discreetly” for years to control anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. “I would never have had the business success I Read the full article…

Minnesota Governor Dayton Would Sign Marijuana Bill If Law Enforcement Concurs

Minnesota Governor said he would sign a bill legalizing marijuana for medical purposes if sheriffs, prosecutors and police get behind it.

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 Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Bill In Minnesota Part 2

City Council to host public hearing Monday on creating regulations

MINNESOTA:  Almost six years ago the state of Michigan legalized the use of medical marijuana. This year the Minnesota state legislature will vote on a law that would be very similar to the one Michigan passed. Adam Lorch visited Houghton Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula, where some patients are receiving, and growing, medical marijuana. “When Read the full article…