Minnesota lawmakers will consider the legalization of cannabis during the upcoming legislative session. State representative Jeff Brand of St. Peter says there will be a taxation element to the conversation.

 

“How do we make sure we’re not forcing people to the black market because it cost too much,” said Brand. “And how do we do that tax money to give law enforcement the resources for the public safety aspect of the issue.”

 

Brand said how lawmakers will deal with the issue remains to be seen with divided government.