MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Legislation that would legalize cannabis use for adults and expunge most minor marijuana convictions is expected to head to a full floor vote in the Minnesota House next week after a dozen hearings.

The floor vote would be the first time that a legalization bill has made it that far in the Legislature.

It's likely to pass the Democratic-controlled House but its chances remain slim in the Republican-controlled Senate.

GOP Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says he doesn't see cannabis legalization as a priority.

Legalization activists are pinning their hopes on the 2022 election.

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