ST. PAUL, MN (trfnews.i234.me) Legalized marijuana will be signed into law today in Minnesota.
Governor Tim Walls of Minnesota has signed a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in the state from August 1st. The bill also includes the expungement of low-level cannabis convictions. The signing ceremony was attended by former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, who had pushed for cannabis legalization over 20 years ago. Cannabis dispensaries and licensed retailers are expected to open in the state next summer, making Minnesota the 23rd state to legalize adult-use cannabis.
A recent study from the University of Iowa has suggested that driving while under the influence of cannabis may not be as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol. The research found that states that legalized medical marijuana from 2014 to 2019 saw a reduction in insurance premiums of an average of $22 per driver in the first year. The study also found that in areas with high levels of DUIs prior to legalization, rates fell at a much higher rate. The study challenges opponents of legalized marijuana who argue that it will lead to an increase in crashes and related injuries and deaths.
– Governor Tim Walls signs bill legalizing recreational marijuana in Minnesota
– Former Governor Jesse Ventura attends a signing ceremony
– Cannabis dispensaries and licensed retailers expected to open next summer
– University of Iowa study suggests driving under the influence of cannabis may be less dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol
– States that legalized medical marijuana saw a reduction in insurance premiums and DUI rates