A much-anticipated Minnesota House floor vote on a bill to legalize marijuana has officially been scheduled for next week, the sponsor announced on the Thursday’s 4/20 cannabis holiday.
After moving through an extensive committee process, with 15 panels approving the measure from Rep. Zack Stephenson (D), the bill will be taken up on the floor on Monday.
“We’re very close to getting this done and gaining momentum every day!!” he said.
Big news! My bill to legalize adult-use cannabis in Minnesota has been scheduled for a vote in the MN House on Monday!
We’re very close to getting this done and gaining momentum every day!!
— Zack Stephenson (@zackstephenson) April 20, 2023
Meanwhile, a Senate version sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Port (D) cleared its second-to-last committee on Monday and faces its final stop on Tuesday, meaning floor action on that proposal is also likely imminent.
Both bills have been amended numerous times throughout this process, with lawmakers working to incorporate public feedback, revise policies around issues like tax structures for the market and tighten up language.
For example, a Senate panel adopted a comprehensive substitute from the sponsor at a prior committee stop in March that is primarily meant to
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