Minnesota Now with Cathy Wurzer

How will Minnesota cities implement the cannabis bill, if it passes?

A person tends to cannabis plants
A worker tags young cannabis plants at a marijuana farm operated by Greenlight on Oct. 31, 2022, in Grandview, Mo. Advocates for legalizing recreational marijuana in Minnesota say the prospects of that happening have improved, in the wake of this week's election.
Charlie Riedel | AP file

The Minnesota cannabis debate resumed Tuesday after stretching late into the evening last night. A vote in the House is expected Tuesday afternoon and the Senate is due to vote Friday.

If the bill becomes law, recreational marijuana would become legal in Minnesota this summer. The bill would establish a seed-to-sale program and streamline a process for clearing prior criminal records. It would also set each Minnesota city to the task of implementing the bill.

Alex Hassel is an Intergovernmental Relations Representative at the League of Minnesota Cities. She joined MPR News host Cathy Wurzer to talk about how implementation of marijuana legalization could play out at the municipal level.

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