Minnesota House leader Ryan Winkler is launching a cannabis conversation and has announced a series of 15 community meetings to take input on how to write the state’s recreational pot laws.
Winkler picked the State Fair to announce a series of 15 “cannabis conversations” around the state which could help write a new bill for the 2020 session.
“It’s happening in other states, more and more all the time, and the more cannabis becomes legal in other states the harder it is to stop it from coming into Minnesota,” Rep. Winkler (D) told KARE.
“Since this world is changing, public sentiment is changing, it’s time to figure out what we need to do in order to get it right for Minnesota.”
At the State Fair event Winkler distributed small blue cowbells that had the slogan, “Be Heard on Cannabis.” The bills also included his email address — email@example.com.
“It’s about the opportunity to weigh in on a public survey, participate in community conversations around the state,” Winkler explained. “We’re going to have 15 meetings that we are launching in total before next legislative session.”