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By Pete Radosevich
Harrys Gang 

Should Minnesota legalize recreational marijuana?


March 1, 2019

Minnesota has a history of progressive politics. Think Hubert Humphrey and his groundbreaking civil rights work, and Paul Wellstone with his pro-labor work as well as his major impact on mental health issues and domestic abuse issues.

And by a vote of the people, Minnesota was the first state to reject a constitutional amendment proposing to ban same-sex marriage.

But it’s not necessarily “progressive” to legalize marijuana.

There is a lot of support out there for legal recreational use. A recent survey by a Twin Cities TV station found that 56 percent of Minnesotans favor legalizatio...

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