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Minnesota Senate approves medical marijuana

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans suffering conditions they feel only marijuana can help cheered Tuesday as senators overwhelmingly approved using extracts from the plant for medical uses.

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Meanwhile, state representatives prepared to debate the issue as early as Friday.

"This is restricted only to medical purposes only under very, very tight conditions," said Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, who sponsored the Senate bill.

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