FACTS: Medical Marijuana History, Laws, Concerns

Updated: 05/02/2013 1:49 PM KSTP.com By: Maricella Miranda

A bill legalizing medical marijuana is back in Minnesota.

The bipartisan measure, being introduced Thursday to lawmakers, would allow Minnesotans to use medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it.

It's not the first time Minnesotans have discussed such a bill in this state. Read about past bills, concerns local police have had about legalizing the drug, and marijuana laws in other states.

Latest MN Medical Marijuana Bill

Source: Minnesotans for Compassionate Care, a coalition based in St. Louis Park of organizations, medical professionals, patients and concerned citizens.

 

History of Medical Marijuana Bills in MN

Source: House Research Department for the Minnesota House of Representatives.

 

Other States Legalizing Medical Marijuana

 

Police Concerns in MN

Source: According to the Minnesota Law Enforcement Coalition in response to a medical marijuana bill introduced in 2009. The list of concerns can be found here.