Gov. Dayton signs medical marijuana billPublished by on
ST. PAUL – Today, with little fanfare, Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill into law that creates a patient registry under the Department of Health relating to the therapeutic use of medical marijuana.
It authorizes the use of medical cannabis in limited forms for certain qualifying medical conditions and regulates its distribution and manufacture.
The bill also creates a task force to conduct an impact assessment on medical cannabis therapeutic research and provides for certain criminal and civil protections for parties involved in the registry program.
During the legislative session, the bill passed the House 89-40 and the Senate 46-16.
Dayton said he prays the bill will bring relief to the victims of ravaging illness that they have been hoping for.