Minnesota Lawmakers Seek To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Minnesota Lawmakers Seek To Legalize Recreational Marijuana


IN ANNDALE AND HAD IT DESTROYED. HE ADMITTED TO — LAST YEAR HEINRICH ADMITTED TO KILLING THE LITTLE BOY. IF IT PASSES, MINNESOTA WOULD JOIN EIGHT OTHER STATES THAT ALLOW THE LEGAL SALE AND USE OF MARIJUANA. PAT KESSLER AT THE STATE CAPITOL TONIGHT AND JOINS US RIGHT NOW. THIS IS HAPPENING IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. Reporter: YEAH, AND IT COULD BE COMING HERE TO MINNESOTA TOO. THERE ARE NOW SEVERAL BILLS FLOATING AROUND HERE AT THE CAPITOL TO LEGALIZE, REGULATE AND TAX MARIJUANA. THE MINNESOTA BILL REGULATES MARIJUANA THE SAME WAY STATE LAW REGULATES ALCOHOL. THE AUTHOR OF THE MEASURE SAYS TO MILLENNIALS THIS IS NOT CONTROVERSIAL. AGAIN THE WORLD IS CHANGING. Reporter: SECOND TERM STATE REPRESENTATIVE JON APPLEBAUM SAYS SUPPORT FOR LEGAL MARIJUANA IS GROWING IN STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING MINNESOTA. EVENTUALLY THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN AND IT WOULD BE IN MINNESOTA’S BEST INTEREST IF WE START TALKING ABOUT IT NOW. Reporter: APPLEBAUM’S BILL ALLOWS MINNESOTANS OVER AGE 21 TO USE, MONTH SAYS AND BUY — POSSESS AND BUY UP TO 1 OUNCE OF MARIJUANA BEGINNING IN 2019. IT REGULATES GROWING, HARVESTING AND RETAIL SALES HOPING IT CAN BE A MADE IN MINNESOTA ECONOMY. I ENVISION AN ECONOMY BEING CREATED WHERE CANNABIS PRODUCTS ARE GROWN BY MINNESOTA FARMERS, TRANSPORTED BY MINNESOTA COMPANIES AND SOLD BY MINNESOTA SMALL BUSINESSES. Reporter: BUT CRITICS SAY MARIJUANA IS NOT HARMLESS. IT’S A GATEWAY DRUG. REPRESENTATIVE TONY CORONER SAYS A 32-YEAR LAW ENFORCEMENT VETERAN. HE SAYS LEGALIZING POT FUELS CRIME AND ADDICTION. WELL THAT WOULD BE FOLLOWING IN THE THEORY OF MAYBE JESSE VENTURA AND SOME LIBERTARIANS THAT THINK IF YOU REGULATE SOMETHING, WHETHER IT’S PROSTITUTION OR ILLEGAL SALES OF DRUGS, THAT SOMEHOW MAGICALLY THIS IS GOING TO BE TRANSFORMED AND WE AREN’T GOING TO HAVE ANY PROBLEMS. LATE TODAY WE ARE HEARING OF SEVERAL MORE MARIJUANA BILLS THAT WILL BE UNVEILED TOMORROW. A LOT OF DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATIVES SAY THEY ARE GOING TO PUT IN PLACE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS. THEY WOULD GO BEFORE THE VOTERS AND THE VOTERS COULD CHOOSE WHETHER TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA OR NOT ON THE NEXT ELECTION BALLOT. WE WILL BE WATCHING THIS ALL YEAR LONG. YEAH, WELL, THERE’S A LOT OF INTEREST IN THIS, PAT. YEAH. DO YOU THINK IT REALLY HAS A CHANCE THIS YEAR? YOU KNOW, I WOULD SAY THIS YEAR, NO, THE CHANCES ARE NOT GOOD. HOWEVER, THE FOLKS THAT ARE PROPOSING ALL OF THESE MARIJUANA BILLS SAY IT’S GOING TO TAKE SEVERAL YEARS, BUT MILLENNIALS ARE STARTING TO VOTE, STARTING TO TAKE PART, STARTING TO TAKE OVER THE LEGISLATURE AND A LOT OF FOLKS ARE COMING FORWARD AND SAYING IF NOT THIS YEAR, MAYBE IN FIVE YEARS, BUT THEY BELIEVE IT’S COMING.

23 thoughts on “Minnesota Lawmakers Seek To Legalize Recreational Marijuana”

  • Gateway drug?
    Actually MILK is the gateway drug, then soda pop, then beer, then cigarettes, then marijuana…he missed a few steps. So, let's check the numbers and the amount of hard drug users should equal the amount of users of marijuana…and it doesn't even come close. Marijuana is the alternative to beer and has medical benefits without horrible side effect induced prescription drugs… Marijuana Taxes would pay for things without raising taxes on essential goods…because they raise the spending bill every two years…I'm actually surprised this liberal state hasn't passed it yet.

  • Gateway? I been smoking for 27years and weed is the only drug I do! So how the fuck is a gateway drug? Maybe addiction! Yeah! Gateways hell no! To me I love smoking weed and I don't want to quit! But I don't smoke it everyday, just once a week!

  • I love how the news cut off Cornish like "Fuck you." Why do republicans hate fun. First it was, Tv is violent bad, then it was Vidya games made the columbine kids, now it's marjiuana is worse than heroine. I hope this bill is passed

  • booze is a gateway drug that leads to wife beating, homeless people, theft, and murder. Weed just makes you lazy, killed no one and was probably used by christ

  • Most studies have now proven that alcohol is by far more of a gateway drug than cannabis. Cannabis has been proven to be an exit drug for most people, but yet the news still constantly says gateway drug, or who will protect the children!

  • Republicans are fucking stupid. Its like why make something that can heal you and has no death fatalities and can help with paper .clothes and other things. This is simply a plant. Better than tobacco and alcohol. But people are so closed minded that when people keep saying something is bad they act like lab rats. Like oh. This has to be bad our gov is telling us it is. Haven't you as adults learn to question authority?

  • Tony Cornish you delusional reefer madness propagandist, STFU. It isn't 1939 anymore, we the people know the truth to your lies and deceit: CANNABIS SAVES LIVES. In 2019 Recreational marijuana will be the implemented by the will of WE THE PEOPLE.

  • IT IS NOT A GATEWAY DRUG!!!!!! The GATEWAY DRUGS are the ones the Dr.'s are prescribing your kids at a young age so by the time they are nearly graduating High School they are hooked on oxy, perc, etc….

  • Dude I'm a candle says:

    I don't understand why the fuck they won't just let it pass, like they are nit picking why it should be illegal. "ITS A GATEWAY DRUG" anything can be a gateway drug from alcohol to tobacco to soda. Which all are legal.

  • This dude is an idiot you can’t be physically addicted to weed you can only be mentally addicted to weed if you are mentally addicted to weed you’re a fucking weirdo

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