Minnesota Marijuana Legalization Bill Receives First Senate Committee Hearing As House Companion Advances

A Minnesota Senate committee held a first hearing on a bill to legalize marijuana on Wednesday as companion legislation continues to advance through the House.

The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee took up the bill from Sen. Lindsey Port (D) and advanced it without a recommendation in a voice vote, marking the first time that a legalization proposal has ever moved in the chamber.

The chair of the committee said at the beginning of the hearing that he and the sponsor have agreed for the bill to return to the panel at a later date before it potentially moves to the floor. Its next step, however, will be the Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee on Thursday.

A bill that would legalize adult-use cannabis and automatically expunge non-felony records is receiving its first hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The majority of Minnesotans agree: the current cannabis laws in MN are doing more harm than good. It’s time to #LegalizeIt.

— Minnesota Senate DFL (@SenateDFL) January 25, 2023

Meanwhile, the House companion measure moved through its third committee on Tuesday, and it’s scheduled to go before another panel on Thursday. There are still several more stops on its path

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