House Democratic Majority Leader Ryan Winkler is renewing his push in the upcoming legislature to legalize recreational marijuana in Minnesota, but Senate Republicans are strongly opposed. D-F-L Senator Jeff Hayden from Minneapolis says he wants an honest discussion this time — not like last year’s hearings which he says were “contrived to simply kill the bill”:

“If… their tactic is to either not bring it up, or bring it up to sabotage it, Minnesotans will be watching.”

Republican Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen from Alexandria says at a time when Democrats are calling for Tobacco 21 and a crackdown on vaping, they’re moving full steam ahead with legislation to legalize recreational marijuana.