Congressman Tim Walz of Mankato says it’s time for Minnesota to make recreational marijuana legal for adults.
Walz, who’s running for governor in 2018, says the current policies on pot have failed to curb use, created a black market of untested products and led to racial inequities in the criminal justice system.
Walz says he supports creating a system of smart and enforceable regulation of marijuana sales, sales which would provide new opportunities for agriculture in the state and benefit Minnesota’s economy.
“This system would include investments in youth education, proper testing of all marijuana products, and a regulatory structure that puts controls on growing, distribution and sales,” said Walz.
“We have an opportunity in Minnesota to replace the current failed policy with one that creates tax revenue, grows jobs, builds opportunities for Minnesotans, protects Minnesota kids, and trusts adults to make personal decisions based on their personal freedoms.”