Minnesota Marijuana Legalization Bill Clears Fifth House Committee

Yet another Minnesota House committee has approved a marijuana legalization bill, with several more to go in both chambers before potentially reaching the floor.

Lawmakers have been moving quickly on the legislation being sponsored by Rep. Zack Stephenson (D) and Sen. Lindsey Port (D) in their respective chambers in recent weeks, and the House State and Local Government Finance and Policy Committee became the latest to advance the measure on Tuesday, passing it in a voice vote.

This marks the fifth House panel to move the bill in recent weeks, while a Senate companion version also continues to move, advancing out of a fourth committee on Monday.

“Minnesotans are ready for this change,” Stephenson told members of the committee. “Our current laws are doing more harm than good.”

With majorities in both the House and Senate and control over the governorship this session, Democratic-Farmer-Labor party officials are confident that legalization will be enacted in short order following the extensive committee consideration.

This latest development comes days after the governor released his biennial budget request, which included proposed funding to implement marijuana legalization and expungements, and made projections about the millions of dollars in cannabis tax revenue that his office estimates the

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