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Jeremy Pauling of Montevideo says he is thrilled with a medical marijuana agreement announced Thursday. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis

Vapor, no smoke: Medical marijuana plan set to advance


ST. PAUL — Amelia Weaver gets a legislative hearing for her eighth birthday today.

Her parents, Josh and Angie of Hibbing, hope it is a happy birthday for their daughter with Dravet syndrome, which causes frequent seizures. Today’s hearing could be a big step to allow using parts of the marijuana plant to control those seizures, as well as other serious medical conditions in people of all ages.

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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.