A top Democrat at the state legislature, House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, has renewed his push to legalize recreational marijuana in Minnesota:

“Our priorities are to end the black market for cannabis and move to a safe, regulated marketplace where consumers know what they’re getting.”

Governor Tim Walz supports the move, but the bill faces a tough road in the Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate. Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says although he’s open to looking at additional *medicinal* uses for cannabis and talking about drug-offense sentencing, “I would not consider legalizing recreational marijuana as a Minnesota priority.”