Medical marijuana bill author Sen. Scott Dibble listened as Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen argued against it on the Senate floor. 

Advocates for Medical marijuana held photos of relatives, loved ones and members of families who couldn't attend the hearing as the bill was debated on the Senate floor.  L to R are  Kendra Miller and Angela Garin.

Advocates for Medical marijuana held photos of relatives, loved ones and members of families who couldn't attend the hearing as the bill was debated on the Senate floor.  L to R are Jessica Hauser, Kendra Miller, Cassie Traun, Angela Garin, Martha Schulz, Kim Kelsey and her son Alec.  

Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen called on various legislators in the Senate Chamber to ask them if they had talked to law enforcement officials in their districts as he argued against the medical marijuana bill.

Author of the House medical marijuana bill Rep. Carly Melin looked relieved after her bill passed its final committee vote in the House Ways and Means Committee setting it up for a floor debate by the end of the week.   The Senate is expected to vote on it today.