Post by Pharmer Phil on Jan 11, 2019 8:30:49 GMT -6
Hemp production is going to be big here this year... On the legal Recreational Weed issue; Our new Governor says:
ST. PAUL -- Going green could take on a new meaning in Minnesota if incoming Gov. Tim Walz has something to say about it.
As more states legalize marijuana, Walz says it’s time for Minnesota to follow suit. He’s argued that legalizing pot could bring in a new source of tax revenue if regulated properly, and it could reduce the number of people locked up for drug offenses.
“I just think the time is here and we’re seeing it across the country. Minnesota has always been able to implement these things right,” said Walz, who as a congressman pushed the Department of Veterans Affairs to study medical marijuana for military veterans.
But the newly elected governor can’t legalize it on his own. Any measure to decriminalize the drug must go through the Minnesota Legislature, which will be split between Democrats and Republicans come January.