With more states legalizing cannabis for adult-use, Minnesota is falling behind. We’re behind on responsible regulation, accessible treatment of PTSD for veterans, an affordable medical cannabis program, and expunging low-level, nonviolent offenses. Minnesota’s current laws are doing more harm than good, especially with the criminal justice inequities impacting our communities of color. We heard from Minnesotans, and it’s long past time to legalize cannabis.
Hail to the King
Congratulations to the members of Richfield High School’s Fire and Ice Court, especially the newly-crowned King Joe Carr. Joe made headlines last summer when his lemonade stand raised over $10,000 for Gillette Children’s Hospital’s adaptive bike program, which helps kids living with cerebral palsy, like Joe, get out and get some exercise (ideally when it’s not -20). This was in addition to the $6,000 he had raised in previous years.
You can follow Joe’s story here. Long may he reign.
The legislative session is picking up speed, and the House Public Info page is a great resource for the latest legislative news, with items from this week including the Clean Energy First Act heading to the House floor, testimony on legislation that trains police to better help with people with dementia, and a House panel approving $30 million for Minnesota’s disaster assistance account.
If you have any questions or comments on our work in the Minnesota House, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 296-7158. I look forward to hearing from you.