Advocates of legalizing recreational marijuana will be at the State Capitol today (TUE) calling on lawmakers to take action. Leila Fatehi with Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Legislation says this is an election year and…

“All the seats are up, we think Minnesotans have been making a pretty clear indication that their both ready for legalization and even among those that are not sure they’re ready for legalization, that they want to see their legislators having those conversations.”

Senate Republicans strongly opposing legalizing recreational marijuana. Recreational pot sales are already legal in 11 states. Use of medical cannabis for qualifying conditions became legal in Minnesota in 2015.