Pelowski Opposes Recreational Marijuana
TJ Leverentz | Feb 20, 2020 AT 1:13 pm
(KWNO) In an interview with KWNO, Rep. Gene Pelowski (DFL-Winona) said he opposes the legalization of recreational marijuana in Minnesota.
“We have a huge problem with young people vaping. We don’t need one more substance they can put in those vaping devices,” said Pelowski. He also cited opposition from state law enforcement and health officials.
House Majority Leader Rep. Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) told a group of recreational marijuana supporters that legalization will happen in the future saying, “Minnesota doesn’t have a choice about, it is something that is happening.”
Senate Republicans oppose recreational marajuana legalization. Governor Tim Walz says he wants the state to have the conversation.