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Be Heard on Cannabis October 10

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Rep. Xiong



It's important that our community is part of the conversation about how to create a comprehensive, equitable, community-based framework for legalization and the most thoughtful adult-use cannabis law in the country. 
Legalizing cannabis for responsible adult use will expand access and affordability for people who rely on it to treat PTSD or chronic pain, allow law enforcement to focus their resources on serious crimes, reduce the racial injustice that has permeated enforcement of cannabis laws, and provide relief for the thousands of minor offenders who have been swept up in our criminal justice system.




We want to hear what Minnesotans think, which is why we launched statewide Community Conversations on Cannabis to hear from people in every corner of our state. Join us in St. Paul to #BeHeardOnCannabis. 

When: Thursday, October 10, 7:00 PM
Where: Hallie Q. Brown Community Center
Who: Hosted by myself, along with Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, Assistant Senate Minority Leader Jeff Hayden, Sen. Sandra Pappas, Rep. Alice Hausman, Rep. Rena Moran, and featuring a Community Leader Panel with Sina Black, Andrea Brown, and Julia Decker

You can sign up for updates, take the Speaker’s cannabis survey, and find a community conversation near you at a new website here

I hope you can join but if you can't, there will be many more opportunities. 


Rep. Jay Xiong 

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