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A marijuana leaf is displayed at Canna Pi medical marijuana dispensary in Seattl

Senate OK's medical marijuana

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ST. PAUL — Minnesotans suffering conditions they feel only marijuana can help cheered Tuesday as senators overwhelmingly approved using extracts from the plant for medical uses.

Meanwhile, state representatives prepared to debate the issue as early as Friday.

“This is restricted only to medical purposes only under very, very tight conditions,” said Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, who sponsored the Senate bill.

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