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AP Interview: Dayton opposes eased marijuana laws

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — With other states moving to relax marijuana laws, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton remains resistant to allowing possession of the drug for medical or recreational use in his state.

The Democratic governor addressed the issue in a wide-ranging interview Friday with The Associated Press. Eighteen states allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and Colorado and Washington have decriminalized possession of small amounts for any purpose.

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