Marijuana legalization is an ongoing issue in the US. Currently, the District of Columbia and 11 states have legalized cannabis. Marijuana is still illegal for recreational use in Minnesota. However, the state’s voters might favor legalization.
Minnesota voters are ready for marijuana legalization
Minnesota hasn’t been able to come up with a legalization decision yet. However, the state decided to learn how the public feels about legalization. The state set up informal polls at the Minnesota State Fair last week. The Senate and the House conducted separate surveys to understand voters’ stance on cannabis legalization.
On September 4, a Marijuana Moment article reported the survey results. The House and Senate wanted to know how many voters supported recreational marijuana legalization in Minnesota for individuals aged 21 and older. The House survey, which included 11,200 participants, showed that 56% of the voters favored legalization. The Senate survey, which included 6,900 participants, showed that 55% of the voters support legalization. Based on the surveys, Minnesota’s voters support the idea of legalization.
Is Minnesota’s legislation ready?
Minnesota’s cannabis laws are pretty straightforward. Previously, I discussed marijuana’s health benefits. Due to the health benefits, many states have legalized medical marijuana. Currently, 33 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana.
Minnesota legalized cannabis in 2014. The state decriminalized marijuana possession to a certain degree. Now, the state is opening up for recreational use as well.
Last week, Governor Tim Walz told Minnesota Public Radio that his departments are ready once marijuana legislation is passed. He said, “My agencies have been tasked to put all of the building blocks in place, from Revenue to the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Health. We will have everything ready to go, and we will be able to implement it in Minnesota the minute