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Attendees hold signs pushing lawmakers to increase funding for nursing homes and long-term care facilities during a rally Thursday, May 2, 2013. (Forum News Service photo by Danielle Killey)

Legislative notebook: Medical marijuana bill introduced ... for next year

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ST. PAUL -- People who have serious chronic illnesses such as cancer or multiple sclerosis could legally use marijuana to manage symptoms under a bill proposed in the Minnesota Legislature, a proposal even its supporters say will not see the light of day until next year.

“It’s about quality of life,” Rep. Carly Melin, DFL-Hibbing, said.

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