Minnesota medical marijuana bill advances
April 05, 2005
Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty opposes legalizing marijuana for medical use and the bill is not expected to pass this year.
The measure would allow patients with cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis to possess up to a dozen marijuana plants, or 2 1/2 ounces of the illegal drug, for medical purposes.
Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington state permit use of marijuana by people with debilitating diseases under state, but not federal, laws.