A Florida stockbroker testified before a Minnesota Senate committee, urging lawmakers to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. Then he stepped outside the Capitol and lit up a joint.
For 53-year-old Irvin Rosenfeld, it was perfectly legal.
Rosenfeld suffers from a rare bone disease and is one of a handful of people left in a federal program that supplies him regularly with free marijuana.
He said marijuana's anti-inflammatory properties have prevented tumor growths on his bones.
After hearing from Rosenfeld, the Senate Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee approved the medical marijuana bill on a 6-to-5 party-line vote, with DFL'ers in support and Republicans opposed.