Minnesota Senate passes adult-use marijuana legalization bill – barely

The Minnesota Senate decided by a single vote to advance an adult-use marijuana legalization bill, but more work is required before legalization can head to Gov. Tim Walz to become law.

Legalization is a priority for the Democratic Farmer-Labor (DFL) party – the Minnesota affiliate of the national Democratic Party – which controls both chambers of the state Legislature as well as the governor’s office.

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Walz has said he’ll sign a legalization bill into law if lawmakers can pass one.

Three days after the state House of Representatives voted to pass an adult-use legalization bill following months of committee hearings, the Senate voted late Friday to approve a companion bill on a party-line vote, 34-33.

All Republicans voted against the bill, citing concerns over increased crime, youth use and other supposed negative impacts of legalization.

Since the Senate and House bills differ on key points,

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