ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton signed the medical marijuana bill into law on Thursday, but there are mixed feelings among supporters. Advocates are planning to gather outside the Governor’s Residence today and present him with 33 flowers, each meant to represent 1,000 people the new law does not help. “Many seriously ill Minnesotans and their families have been waiting a long time to reach this point,” said Heather Azzi, political director for Minnesotans for Compassionate Care, which has been pushing for medical marijuana’s legalization.
By Christopher Snowbeck St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota is on the cusp of joining more than 20 states in legalizing medical marijuana. The state Senate voted 46-16 on Friday for a bill that would provide cannabis in the form of liquids and pills to terminally ill patients and those with eight serious medical conditions. The House followed suit Friday evening with a 89-40 vote. The legislation now goes to Gov.