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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he does not expect his proposal to study medical marijuana to pass this year's Legislature.

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In a WCCO radio interview, he called changes for the plan "slim and none."

Advocates of a bill, stalled in the Legislature, would not support his plan, he said. He opposes the bill to legalize marijuana for use to control seizures and extreme pain because law enforcement groups do not support the use of plant marijuana.

Dayton suggested giving the Mayo Clinic $2.2 million to conduct a clinical study of a chemical found in marijuana to help control children's seizures. He also wanted a study about how states that already allow medical marijuana have fared.

The governor said he will bring back his study proposal next year.

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After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.
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