420 with CNW – Minnesota Marijuana Legalization Advocates Take Lessons from Colorado

420 with CNW – Minnesota Marijuana Legalization Advocates Take Lessons from Colorado

This week, former Colorado public officials Stanley Garnett and Doug Friednash, who were opposed to marijuana legalization, shared their opinions with Minnesota legislators about the things to consider if cannabis is to be legalized. The two are currently members of a Denver law firm with a department dealing with marijuana and industrial hemp. They said that they are sure they made the right decision by opposing legalization. At the time of their speech, they were invited to Minnesota by Ryan Winkler, who is the Minnesota House Majority Leader. Winkler is heading the cannabis legalization initiative in Minnesota. The two said that the reason they accepted the invitation was to express their fears on the legalization of adult-use weed and regulations if Minnesota moves forward with the initiative. Friednash, who is the former chief of staff to Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper, said that other states that opt to follow Colorado could learn from their experience. Friednash went on to say that the process of legalization was scary because no other state had done it and were afraid of the implications since they were being watched internationally. Garnett, who served as the district attorney in Boulder County for three terms, said that…

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