Minnesota House passes cannabis bill Tuesday afternoon

The Minnesota House of Representatives passed the recreational cannabis bill Tuesday afternoon after returning to the floor to debate the bill for a few more hours. 71 representatives voted in favor of the bill with 59 voting against it.

The Minnesota Senate is expected to take up its version of the bill on Friday.

The bill would allow adults 21 and older to buy up to 2 ounces of cannabis at a time and cultivate up to eight plants, as long as only four are mature at any given time. Minnesotans could possess 2 ounces in public and 5 pounds at home.

Home delivery from licensed cannabis would also be allowed, and prior marijuana convictions would be expunged.

DFL lawmakers — who control both chambers of the Legislature — and Gov. Tim Walz have expressed support for the bill.