New group hopes to legalize recreational marijuana in Minnesota

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, Sarah Walker, of the Second Chance Coalition, and Carin Mrotz, of Jewish Community Action, are among steering committee members for the newly formed group Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Regulation.

It hopes to build a statewide coalition in support of legislation to legalize recreational use, said founders Leili Fatehi and Laura Monn Ginsburg.

“People are very eager to join the conversation,” Ginsburg said. The nonpartisan group is talking to legislators about introducing legalization bills — maybe later this month.

A list of 10 priorities released last week by House Democrats did not include marijuana legalization.

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