Watch Live: Minnesota Senate Debates And Votes On Marijuana Legalization Bill Days After House Companion Passes

The Minnesota Senate on Friday is debating and voting on a bill to legalize marijuana that advanced through 13 committees. If the measure is approved, it will set the stage for a conference with the House to resolve differences with a companion reform measure that the chamber passed on Tuesday.

This Senate floor action comes just two days after the proposal cleared its final committee, with amendments.

If the Senate passes the bill, it’s not clear when bicameral conference negotiators will be appointed to settle the differences and move for final passage, but the session ends on May 22, giving lawmakers just a few weeks to get the bill to the governor’s desk.

During its last committee stop, senators took a procedural step to use the House-passed bill as the vehicle to consider legalization in the Senate from this point forward, rather than sending the original bill to the floor of the body—though the legislation has now been amended with the Senate’s language.

Both 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.

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