Now, the bill has been sent over to the Republican-controlled Senate, where it will likely remain for some time. Senate Republican Leadership has made it clear that they have no interest in even giving our bill the opportunity of a vote, despite its growing bipartisan popularity. It’s unlikely there will be significant movement on this in the near future, but it’ll be up to all of us to call on Senate Republicans to ensure Minnesota doesn’t get left behind as more states legalize adult-use cannabis. It’s not an issue we can afford to ignore any longer.
Updated Guidance on Masks
Last week, I had shared Governor Walz’s updated timeline for Minnesota’s COVID measures. Originally, the plan was to keep a statewide mask mandate in place until 70% of the eligible population had been vaccinated, or until July 1 - whichever came first.
New guidance from the CDC led to an update on Minnesota’s mask policy, with the statewide mandate ending today. To clarify, the City of Minneapolis is still keeping its mask mandate in place. It’s not clear when this would change, so be sure to stay in the loop, and I’ll be sure to share the most updated information as it’s available. In the meantime, our best course of action to close the book on COVID is to get vaccinated when you’re able. Vaccine appointments are available through the following resources:
If you have any questions about our cannabis bill or the work we have left this session, please feel free to reach out at 651-296-4262 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.