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District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, explains during a Thursday news conference that he changed his view on medical marijuana, and now supports it, after talking to patients and parents of children who think marijuana could help. (Don Davis/Forum News Service)

Medical marijuana compromise brings tears of happiness

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ST. PAUL — Angie Weaver shed tears, again.

“This means the world to our family,” the Hibbing mother said between tears of joy Thursday, hoping her daughter will be able to use marijuana extracts to ease up to 50 seizures she has a day. “This is going to help thousands of Minnesotans. ... My daughter is going to be able to stay in Minnesota and grow up with her cousins.”
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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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