(StarTribune) By this time next year, medical marijuana will be legal in Minnesota.
Between now and then, it will be Michelle Larson’s job to make sure the state has a way to grow, process and dispense marijuana, and the safeguards in place to ensure the drug gets where it’s supposed to go — and nowhere else.
On Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Health named Larson, an environmental health expert with a military background who has spent years implementing thorny Health Department policy initiatives, to head the new Office of Medical Cannabis. She and her staff have until next July 15 to create a medical marijuana infrastructure from scratch.
(SouthernPacific Review) Today Senator Isabelle Allende Bussi, who is President of the Chilean Senate, introduced a motion to modify the law in Chile to permit people to grow and use marijuana for personal use and for “therapeutic and spiritual” reasons. Supporting the motion are Senators Fulvio Rossi, Alfonso de Urresti, Carlos Montes, and Juan Pablo Letelier.
Senator Allende said that it was fundamental to move forward on a subject that respects fundamental human rights and individual freedom.
The Senator said, “It is important to legislate on this matter and regarding fundamental rights we must catch up to be a a modern and inclusive society.”
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