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Minnesota Senate OKs medical marijuana: State House could debate bill Friday

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesotans suffering conditions they feel only marijuana can help cheered Tuesday as senators overwhelmingly approved using extracts from the plant for medical uses.

Meanwhile, state representatives prepared to debate the issue as early as Friday.

“This is restricted only to medical purposes only under very, very tight conditions,” said Sen. Scott Dibble, D-Minneapolis, who sponsored the Senate bill.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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