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Is it time for Minnesota to legalize pot for recreational use?

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As the vapors of the first medical marijuana prescriptions are settling MPR News host Tom Weber explores what's next for pot in the state. 

Public support for legalization of marijuana has increased dramatically across the country in recent years. That's not just support for marijuana access for medical purposes, but legal access to the drug for recreational use.

Some view Minnesota's strict medical marijuana program, which officially began Wednesday as the first step toward a gradual chipping away of marijuana prohibition in the state.