In 2014, the Minnesota Senate passed a medical marijuana bill by a 48-18 vote. The House passed its more restrictive version by an 86-39 vote. Both bills included no smoking clauses; the House bill would only allow pill, liquid or vapor forms of consumption. If Governor Mark Dayton signs the bill into law, Minnesota will become the 22nd state to allow medical cannabis.
Minnesota is home to one state chapter and two college chapters of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML):
- Minnesota NORML (state chapter, based in Minneapolis)
- Minnesota at Marijuana Policy Project
- Minnesota Laws and Penalties at NORML
- Next on Minnesota's social agenda: Marijuana by Jason Lewis (July 20, 2013), Star Tribune
- Minnesota: African Americans Six Times More Likely Than Whites To Be Arrested For Marijuana Possession by Paul Armentano (April 21, 2014), NORML
- Marijuana advocates take the spotlight at Minnesota Capitol by Patrick Condon (April 24, 2014), Star Tribune
- Minnesota Medical Marijuana Future Still Hazy by Katie Rucke (May 6, 2014), MintPress News
- Vape Yes, Smoke No: Minnesota Senate Passes Weird MMJ Bill (May 7, 2014), CelebStoner.com
- Medical Marijuana in Minnesota: Details of the Bill by Cassie Hart (May 16, 2014), KSTP TV
- Minnesota state Representative tells feds to get moving on marijuana research by William Breathes (May 19, 2014), Toke of the Town
- Minnesota to Become 22nd State to Legalize Medical Marijuana (May 20, 2014), Associated Press / Cannabis Culture
- Legal Marijuana Could Bring in $46 Million Annually for Minnesota, Study Says by Aaron Rupar (September 23, 2014), City Pages
- MEDICAL MARIJUANA: House bill passes by 86-39 vote (May 9, 2014), KMSP-TV
- Minnesota Chapters, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). Retrieved August 25, 2014.