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Senate charges ahead on medical marijuana

Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis (at center, with back to camera) presented his medical marijuana bill in the Senate State and Local Government Committee on Tuesday, where it passed on a voice vote. (Staff photo: James Nord)

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk explained that the Senate’s quickened pace came at Dayton’s urging. “The governor, probably about two weeks ago, actually asked the Legislature to move on the bill,” Bakk said. “I guess, at his request, we thought we would show him that courtesy.”

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