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Rep. Tom Rukavina, DFL-Virginia, said he will push for passage of medical marijuana legislation in the House, where the proposal has faltered in past years. Rukavina and Democratic Sen. Steve Murphy, Red Wing (right), announced the legislation Wednesday. Gov. Tim Pawlenty opposes the legislation because of law enforcement concerns. (Scott Wente, Forum Communications)

Medical marijuana bill gets second shot in Minnesota

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George Wagoner said all it took was two breaths of marijuana smoke and his wife could cope with the pain of terminal ovarian cancer.

"She received dramatic relief," said Wagoner, a Michigan physician and medical marijuana advocate.


Ryan Rasmussen said he is recovering from a troubled lifestyle that started when he smoked marijuana, which led him to dabble in a stronger street narcotic and criminal behavior.

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