As most people in Minnesota know, our state has some of the strictest drug enforcement policies in the nation. This is especially true for marijuana which has long been the reason for the numerous searches and arrests that are conducted by police every year. But policies could be changing in our state very soon if legislators decide to pass a new bill that could make medical marijuana legal in Minnesota.
People suffering from diseases should be able to access medical marijuana and use it without fear of being arrested, explained one member of Minnesotans for Compassionate Care to reporters when the bill was introduced this month. It's been true in the past that some Minnesotans have been arrested and charged with drug crimes despite their medical need for the drug. This bill could prevent that from happening in the future.