(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota House and Senate sponsors this morning (Thursday 9:30 a-m) kick off a renewed push to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. House Speaker Melissa Hortman says it’s a criminal justice reform issue and “it is critically important that Minnesota right some of the wrongs that have been inflicted on our population because of our prohibition policy.” Ryan Hamilton with the Minnesota Catholic Conference responds, “If this is really about racial justice, then the legislature should consider pivoting their focus to a decriminalization effort that is not contingent on the full commercialization of T-H-C.”
Recreational Marijuana Legislation Being Introduced in House and Senate
By Ashley Hanley|2023-01-05T05:52:44-06:00January 5th, 2023|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!