Numerous organizations and legislators support safe and legal access to medical marijuana for people with serious illnesses.


Minnesota organizations: Minnesota Nurses Association, Minnesota AIDS Project, United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 789, the Minnesota Farmers Union, and the Minnesota AFL-CIO.

National organizations: Numerous national organizations have endorsed the medical access to marijuana, including the AIDS Action Council, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), American College of Physicians, American Nurses Association, American Public Health Association, Consumer Reports magazine, Episcopal Church, Gray Panthers, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Lymphoma Foundation of America, National Association of People With AIDS, Presbyterian Church (USA), Progressive National Baptist Convention, Union of Reform Judaism (formerly Union of American Hebrew Congregations), Unitarian Universalist Association, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, and United Nurses and Allied Professionals (Rhode Island).

State organizations: Numerous state organizations have also endorsed medical access to marijuana including the Alaska Nurses Association, California Medical Association, California Nurses Association, California Pharmacists Association, Colorado Nurses Association, Connecticut Nurses Association, Hawaii Nurses Association, Illinois Nurses Association, Medical Society of the State of New York, Mississippi Nurses Association, New Mexico Medical Society, New Mexico Nurses Association, New York State Association of County Health Officials, New York State Hospice and Palliative Care Association, New York State Nurses Association, Rhode Island Medical Society, Rhode Island State Nurses Association, Texas Nurses Association, Wisconsin NursesAssociation, and Wisconsin Public Health Association.


Sen. Steve Murphy (DFL-Red Wing)
Sen. Geoff Michell (R-Edina)
Sen. Debbie Johnson (R-Ham Lake)
Sen. Linda Higgins (DFL-Minneapolis)
Sen. John Marty (DFL-Roseville)
Rep. Tom Rukavina (DFL-Virginia)
Rep. Mark Buesgnes (R-Jordan)
Rep. Thomas Huntley (DFL-Duluth)
Rep. Leon Lille (DFL-North St. Paul)
Rep. Tom Hackbarth (R-Cedar)
Rep. Erin Murphy (DFL-St. Paul)
Rep. Frank Hornstein (DFL-Minneapolis)
Rep. Cy Thao (DFL-St. Paul)
Rep. Lyndon Carlson, Sr. (DFL-Crystal)
Rep. Tim Mahoney (DFL-St. Paul)
Rep. Bob Gunther (R-Fairmont)
Rep. Bill Hitly (DFL-Finlayson)
Rep. Kent Eken (DFL-Twin Valley)
Rep. Will Morgan (DFL-Bursnville)
Rep. Karen Clark (DFL-Minneapolis)
Rep. Phyllis Kahn (DFL-Minneapolis)
Rep. Larry Haws (DFL-St. Cloud)
Rep. Sheldon Johnson (DFL-St. Paul)
Rep. Alice Hausman (DFL-St. Paul)
Rep. Anthony Sertich (DFL-Chisholm)
Rep. Carlos Mariani (DFL-St. Paul)
Rep. Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis)
Rep. Michael Paymar (DFL-St. Paul)
Rep. Rick Hansen (DFL-South St. Paul)
Rep. Al Juhnke (DFL-Willmar)
Rep. Dianne Loeffler (DFL-Minneapolis)
Rep. Linda Slocum (DFL-Richfield)
Rep. David Bly (DFL-Northfield)

Legislators who voted for passage for passage of the medical marijuana bill

Read some of the testimony in support of the Minnesota medical marijuana bill