As a congressman, Tim Walz pushed the Department of Veterans Affairs to study medical cannabis for military veterans. And now, as the newly elected Governor of Minnesota, Walz wants to make it the next U.S. state to legalize marijuana. In fact, Walz’s tax-revenue-generating, economic-opportunity-creating, racial-disparity-reducing stance on legalization led Forbes to predict that Minnesota would indeed be the next legal-weed state. But Gov. Walz will need the help of state legislators to get there. So far, however, lawmakers aren’t making legalization one of their 2019 legislative priorities. But a newly formed coalition of legalization advocates, calling themselves Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Reform (MRMR), is working to change that.
Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Reform (MRMR) Wants to Accelerate the State’s Legalization Timeline
State lawmakers aren’t making cannabis legalization a priority in 2019. But Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Reform say the time for creating an adult-use industry is now. “We believe Minnesota is ready to enact sensible marijuana regulations,” said Sarah Walker, MRMR Steering Committee co-chair. And on Tuesday, MRMR announced the beginning of a statewide, multi-partisan coalition and campaign to support the legalization and regulation of marijuana for safe adult recreational use in Minnesota.
So just who are the Minnesotans for Responsible