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The Pauling family of Montevideo watches as the Minnesota House debates Friday, May 9, 2014, to allow medical marijuna use in the state. Jeremy and Kristy have attended numerous meetings in recent weeks so their 7-year-old daughter, Katelyn, can get help from her seizures. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Minnesota House OKs medical marijuana


By Don Davis

Forum News Service

ST. PAUL -- Medical marijuana is a couple of steps away from being allowed in Minnesota.

The House late this afternoon approved a slimmed down measure in 86-39 vote. Senators passed their broader bill 48-18 Tuesday. The two bills likely will head to House-Senate negotiators to craft a measure Gov. Mark Dayton can sign.

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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.