Another Minnesota Senate committee has approved a bill to legalize marijuana—marking one of the final stops in the chamber on its long path to the floor.
The legislation from Sen. Lindsey Port (D) cleared the Senate Rules and Administration Committee in a voice vote on Tuesday. It now has just two more expected panels to go through before the full body can take up the measure.
This comes about a week after the House companion version, sponsored by Rep. Zack Stephenson (D), moved through its 14th committee.
“We have been thoughtful and methodical on our work on this legislation—and we’re being diligent and including all stakeholders as we craft this legislation,” Port said at the panel hearing on Tuesday.
Both the Senate and House 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 address concerns from industry stakeholders who are operating under a cannabis law enacted last year that legalized low-THC edibles in
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