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Chris Nelson of Moorhead wanted to die as a child because he felt miserable. It took him years to find out why he couldn't keep food down and maintain weight.
For years, advocates have been pushing for the legalization of adult-use cannabis in the state. However, the odds appear better than ever this year.
The reality of DFL control of state government became immediately apparent after Election Day, but what exactly can we expect lawmakers and the governor to do in the coming months?
If Mantorville implements a moratorium, it would join a handful of other Minnesota cities that have done the same after lawmakers legalized the sale and consumption of hemp-derived edibles this year.

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The product “Death by Gummy Bears” sold at Northland Vapor locations in Minnesota contained 100 milligrams of THC per serving, and 2,500 milligrams per package — 20 times the amount allowed per serving and more than 50 times the amount allowed in a package.
While Democrats in the House and Senate have not yet rolled out their priorities for the 2023 legislative session, Gov. Tim Walz and prominent DFL lawmakers have already expressed support for legalization.
Four months after a confusing piece of legislation made THC edibles legal in Minnesota, businesses and legalization advocates hope lawmakers further open the marijuana marketplace.
Though the pardons are expected to affect nearly 6,600 people, data from the United States Sentencing Commission indicates only three Minnesotans are eligible to receive a pardon.
While clemency processes are slightly different in Minnesota and North Dakota, both already have processes laid out for prior convictions.
The Mayo-trained family medicine doctor set up her own practice in Zumbro Falls after seeing how medical cannabis alleviated her son's seizures and Tourette Syndrome symptoms.

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In July, edible cannabis products became legal in the state, but the legislation that opened up that door had minimal regulation and no taxation requirements.
In the past month, the cities of Marshall, Robbinsdale and St. Joseph approved moratoriums on sales. Other cities across Minnesota are also considering moratoriums as they weigh how they'll tackle enforcement.
Gummies and edibles from the program are separate from the hemp-derived edible cannabis products that became legal in Minnesota at the beginning of July.

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