Gov. Dayton signs medical marijuana bill

ST. PAUL – Today, with little fanfare, Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill into law that creates a patient registry under the Department of Health relating to the therapeutic use of medical marijuana.

It authorizes the use of medical cannabis in limited forms for certain qualifying medical conditions and regulates its distribution and manufacture.

The bill also creates a task force to conduct an impact assessment on medical cannabis therapeutic research and provides for certain criminal and civil protections for parties involved in the registry program.

During the legislative session, the bill passed the House 89-40 and the Senate 46-16.

Dayton said he prays the bill will bring relief to the victims of ravaging illness that they have been hoping for.

Comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Medicinal

I think its bad to abuse marijuana but come to think of its benefits. Many of the medicines cannot do what a marijuana can dod. - Lindsay Rosenwald

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
6 + 9 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.