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Parents of children who would benefit from medical marijuana listen in the back of a press conference as Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL- Minneapolis and Rep. Carly Melin, DFL- Hibbing announced a bipartisan compromise bill legalizing certain forms of medical marijuana during a press conference at the Capitol in St. Paul on Thursday, May 15, 2014. From left is Jessica Hauser, Kathy Engstrom, Angela Garin and Kim Kelsey. (Pioneer Press: Ben Garvin)

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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