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Senate panel strips smoking option from medical pot bill; House stresses research

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ST. PAUL -- Competing bills for medical marijuana advanced at the state Capitol on Friday, but not without changes in a Senate committee hearing and significant questions during another hearing in the House.

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The House bill would give patients access to medical marijuana, but only as part of research studies — a compromise put forward Thursday by House leaders in response to concerns from law enforcement groups.

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