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As medical marijuana remains controversial in Minnesota, the nation's attitude about pot is changing

Posted by: Rachel E. Stassen-Berger under Health care, Minnesota campaigns, Minnesota legislature, Minnesota state senators, National campaigns Updated: April 1, 2014 - 1:22 PM

While the Minnesota Capitol has been roiled over questions about whether the legalize marijuana for medical uses, the rest of the country has moved on.

According to the Pew Center for People and the Press, a majority of Americans favor legalizing marijuana completely, driven by strong support from people born after 1981.

Only two states -- Washington and Colorado -- have leglized buying marijuana. Minnesota has not explored full legalization. According to a Star Tribune poll early this year, a slim majority of Minnesotans support legalizing pot's medical use but 63 percent oppose full legalization.

Explore the changing attitudes about pot in Pew's slideshow on the issue below.

Marijuana: Changing Attitudes

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