Minnesota Lawmaker Pushes for Recreational Marijuana Use

State Rep. Jon Applebaum says attitudes of Minnesotans are changing towards marijuana use

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota Democrat says it’s time for the state to legalize recreational marijuana use.

The state passed a tightly controlled medical marijuana law in 2014.

It bans using the plant form, and is only available to residents with a handful of severe conditions.

State Rep. Jon Applebaum said he’s planning a bill that would add Minnesota to the list of eight states that allow recreational sales and use of the drug.

The Minnetonka lawmaker says Minnesotans attitudes toward marijuana are shifting.

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