Twenty states and Washington, D.C. all have medical marijuana laws on the books, yet the seriously ill in Minnesota who use medical marijuana under their doctors’ supervision are currently in danger. On Thursday, May 2, legislative leaders and Minnesotans for Compassionate Care (MCC) introduced HF 1818/SF 1641 – a medical marijuana bill based on compassion and common sense. If enacted, medical marijuana patients will no longer be forced to live in fear simply for using the medicine that eases their pain and, in many cases, allows them to live normal lives.
Minnesotans for Compassionate Care, together with the Marijuana Policy Project, will be seeking to pass this sensible medical marijuana legislation by the end of the 2013 – 2014 legislative session. While it is indeed our last hurdle to clear, it is important that Gov. Mark Dayton knows that medical marijuana is policy he should support instead of blindly opposing it due to concerns voiced by a select few in the law enforcement community. Please email the governor and ask him to support medical marijuana.
Thank you to everyone for your help to date. Together, we can enact an effective medical marijuana law in Minnesota.
For more information on how other states’ medical marijuana laws are working, please visit mpp.org/medical.