Minnesota Citizens Push for Smokable Weed in 2020
Although they are likely to face stiff opposition from the State Legislature, cannabis growers and other groups in Minnesota want the state to legalize smokable cannabis products this year. The StarTribune reports that the state’s two medical cannabis producers want to see the state “…shed its restrictive reputation and let sick patients smoke cannabis.”
Advocates argue that a move to legalize smokable product will lower prices for patients and increase demand, allowing manufacturers to finally make a profit in the state. More importantly, they say enrollment in the state’s program will increase dramatically, allowing more patients to access the medicine they need.
A similar move in Pennsylvania dropped the average dispensary purchase from $300 to just $120. Illinois advocates hope for similar results, if they can convince state lawmakers.