Minnesota House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler will host a community conversation about cannabis 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, in Eden Prairie.
The meeting will be attended by Assistant Senate Minority Leader Jeff Hayden, Rep. Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn, Rep. Laurie Pryor, Rep. Brad Tabke, and Sen. Steve Cwodzinski.
The former Boulder County DA Stanley Garnett and Colorado Governor’s Chief of Staff Doug Friednash will join to discuss Colorado’s experience with cannabis legalization.
The meeting is the sixth of 15 that are being hosted by Rep. Winkler and legislators around the state to encourage Minnesotans to join the conversation on how to legalize and regulate cannabis for adult use.
The meeting will be held at the Eden Prairie Community Center, Cambria Room, 16700 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie.
Three additional meetings will be held next week in Woodbury, Saint Peter, and Hibbing.
Woodbury "Be Heard on Cannabis" Community Conversation
When: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Woodbury Central Park Amphitheater, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury.
Who: Hosted by Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, Assistant Senate Minority Leader Jeff Hayden, Rep. Tou Xiong, Rep Steve Sandell, and Sen. Susan Kent with Special Guests Doug Friednash, Former Colorado Legislator and Former Chief of Staff to Gov. John Hickenlooper, and Stanley Garnett, Former District Attorney for Boulder
Saint Peter "Be Heard on Cannabis" Community Conversation
When: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m.
Where: Gustavus Adolphus College Heritage Banquet Room, 800 W College Ave, Saint Peter.
Who: Hosted by Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, Assistant Senate Minority Leader Jeff Hayden, Rep. Jeff Brand, Rep. Jack Considine, and Senator Nick Frentz.
Hibbing "Be Heard on Cannabis" Community Conversation
When: Nov. 23, 2 p.m.
Where: Memorial Building little theater, 400 East 23rd St., Hibbing
Who: Hosted by Majority Leader Ryan Winkler and Rep. Julie Sandstede
Eleven states and Washington, D.C., have legalized cannabis for adult use. In an op-ed written in August, Rep. Winkler announced that legalizing cannabis for adult use will be a legislative priority during the 2020 legislative session.