Minn. governor signs recreational marijuana bill

It is the 23rd state in the nation to do so.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) signs a bill on May 30, 2023. (Photo is courtesy of Gov. Walz’s office)

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) signed a bill Tuesday that legalizes the use of recreational marijuana for adults, making it the 23rd state to do so.

“We’ve known for too long that prohibiting the use of cannabis hasn’t worked,” Walz said in a statement. “By legalizing adult-use cannabis, we’re expanding our economy, creating jobs, and regulating the industry to keep Minnesotans safe. Legalizing adult-use cannabis and expunging or resentencing cannabis convictions will strengthen communities. This is the right move for Minnesota.”

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