Patrick Condon

Reporter | Politics and government
Phone: 612-655-7312
Patrick Condon covers all aspects of Minnesota politics, the state budget, the administration and state agencies.

Recent content from Patrick Condon

Dayton gives his OK to medical marijuana bill passed by House

Minnesota would become the 22nd U.S. state to legalize medical marijuana, but with some of the nation’s tightest limits on access under a bill approved Friday by the state House.

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 11:34 AM

Senate passes sweeping medical marijuana plan; House bill tighter

The Senate backs a new proposal that would make it widely available for medicinal uses. It's on a collision course with a much more scaled-back House bill.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 06:37 AM

Minnesota Senate to vote on medical marijuana bill Tuesday

“We have the votes to pass it,” the Senate bill sponsor says. A narrower bill is still working its way...

Updated: May 05, 2014, - 09:57 PM

Minnesota Senate drops smoking from medical marijuana bill

Proposals prohibit smoking medical marijuana, leaving pills and vaporizers as ways to ingest the drug.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 10:45 PM

Minnesota House offers compromise on medical marijuana

The proposal uses Gov. Mark Dayton’s earlier offer of clinical trials to determine the drug’s efficacy, but broadens it to an unlimited number of participants that have doctors’ recommendations and who meet other eligibility requirements.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 11:28 PM

Law officers seek to slow medical marijuana effort

Sheriffs, prosecutors and cops hit back as legalization proposal sails through various committees.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 09:30 PM

State Senate panel revives medical marijuana proposal

Stalled proposal is suddenly on a fast track after languishing for weeks at the Capitol, but hurdles remain.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 11:46 PM

Marijuana advocates take the spotlight at Minnesota Capitol

Supporters of legalizing the drug are taking their fight into the spotlight, saying medical marijuana has failed to gain traction...

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 05:49 AM

Finance bill fraying Minnesota legislative allegiances, nerves

Gov. Mark Dayton wants a bonding bill with a total price tag of $1.2 billion. Leaders of the Republican legislative minority want new debt held to $850 million, and have rare leverage because DFLers need a handful of Republican votes to approve bond sales.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 05:53 AM

Bid to legalize medical marijuana rises again in Senate

A public hearing was held by the Health and Human Services Committee after senators revived the measure.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 10:57 PM

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