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Supporters of medical marijuana legislation gather in the Minnesota Capitol on Thursday, May 15, 2014, to announce they have an agreement on a bill that they expect to pass Friday. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Lawmakers reach medical marijuana deal

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota patients with some severe medical conditions likely will be able to use medical marijuana for relief next year.


State House and Senate votes are planned Friday on a compromise announced Thursday afternoon. Supporters expect the bill to pass.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.