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Learn from states that have legalized recreational

Marijuana: Legalize or decriminalize marijuana?

Smith: Learn from experience of states that have legalized recreational.

Housley: States should decide. Voted to "legalize limited forms of medical marijuana," but "needs to be more research on marijuana's efficacy."

Source: 2017-2018 Minnesota special election CampusElect.org Guide , Nov 1, 2018

Opioid Stewardship: Big Pharma contributes to prevention

Today, President Donald Today, President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a Nationwide Public Health Emergency. Following the President's pronouncement, Lt. Governor Tina Smith released this statements concerning efforts to address opioid abuse in Minnesota:

"As pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars in profits, Minnesotans are dying and our communities are overwhelmed. We have taken some important first steps to address the opioid epidemic in Minnesota, but we cannot expect to make meaningful progress without a significant and sustained investment in prevention, treatment, and recovery.

"Opioid abuse is a public health crisis that demands a coordinated response. That is why The Governor and I strongly support Opioid Stewardship Program legislation. This proposal would hold pharmaceutical companies accountable and fund prevention, treatment, and recovery for opioid addiction. It would finally provide the resources we need to adequately address the problem."

Source: 2017 Gubernatorial press release, "Opioid Epidemic" , Oct 26, 2017

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Erin Murphy
Jeff Johnson
Lori Swanson
Mark Dayton
Matt Dean
Rebecca Otto
Tim Pawlenty
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Jim Newberger
Karin Housley
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