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Angela Garin of St. Paul, who is advocating for medical marijuana for her son, Paxton, on Thursday carries her 5-year-old boy into the Governor’s Mansion in St. Paul. Paxton, diagnosed with intractable epilepsy, autism and cerebral palsy, has seen an 88 percent decline in his seizures since him mom recently traveled to Oregon to procure medicinal marijuana for him. Pioneer Press photo by Ben Garvin

Dayton doesn’t endorse pot, but says it’s there for anyone willing to face legal ramifications

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ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who want marijuana to ease pain and deal with other medical conditions already can get it, Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday.


However, he quickly added, buying pot on the street is illegal, and he does not endorse it. In a conference call with reporters, he said that possessing a small amount of the drug could bring a fine about the same cost as a traffic ticket.

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