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RELEASE: Statement from Rep. Patrick Garofalo on Proposal to Reform Minnesota Marijuana Laws

Monday, February 1, 2021

ST. PAUL —State Representative Patrick Garofalo, R-Farmington, issued the following statement regarding a proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Minnesota.

“Members of all political parties should work together towards implementing a better regulatory model to address the expensive, inefficient, and unfair prohibition on marijuana,” said Rep. Garofalo. “Contrary to what some will say, this is not a partisan issue. Many Republicans are interested in reforming these expensive laws.”

Garofalo continued, “Reasonable people may disagree on the best way to fix our broken system, but nobody can responsibly defend the status quo. I look forward to engaging with stakeholders in the substance abuse recovery community as well as both DFL and GOP legislators on this important conversation. Working together, we can find common ground on this issue.”