Minnesota Lawmakers Pass Marijuana Legalization Bill

The Minnesota state legislature on Saturday passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana, capping off a legislative process that saw dozens of committees scrutinize the proposal before its passage. The bill now heads to the desk of Democratic Gov. Tim Walz, who has pledged to sign legislation to legalize cannabis for adults. If Walz signs the bill as expected, Minnesota will become the 23rd state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

A conference committee reached a consensus on the legislation on Tuesday after meeting three times to reconcile discrepancies between separate bills passed by the Minnesota House of Representatives and the state Senate last month. The final version

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