Before adjourning the legislature approved the use of flower, or bud, in Minnesota’s medical marijuana program, which backers say could cut costs in half for patients.  But Prinsburg Republican Tim Miller warns:

“For the people that are listening and want legalized marijuana, you’re basically getting it right now through the back door — and I believe through the front door here pretty soon.”

Minneapolis Democrat Aisha Gomez responds:

“This is not about legalization.  This is about patients.  This is about people who are suffering.  This is about people who are in pain.”

But a different point of view from fellow Democrat, House Majority Ryan Winkler:

“It’s a significant accomplishment and a movement not only towards legalization but for patients to be able to access cannabis for health reasons.”