Vaping epidemic complicates marijuana legalization in Minnesota

Opponents of legalizing marijuana in Minnesota are seizing on the recent outbreak of vaping-related illnesses and teen nicotine addiction to urge caution on the cannabis front.Opponents of legalizing marijuana in Minnesota are seizing on the recent outbreak of vaping-related illnesses and teen nicotine addiction to urge caution on the cannabis front — even as advocates of legalization ramp up their campaign ahead of next year’s legislative session.

“I hope this slows down the rush by [Gov. Tim Walz] and House Democrats on recreational marijuana,” said state Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, the majority leader. “If they see the correlation, that might at least slow down the process.”
Vaping epidemic complicates marijuana legalization in Minnesota

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