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Minnesota Legal Marijuana Now is a political third party in the U.S. state of Minnesota established in 1998 to oppose drug prohibition.

Minnesota Legal Marijuana Now Party
ChairpersonTim Davis
Founded1998; 24 years ago (1998)
Preceded byIndependent Grassroots Party
NewspaperFreedom Gazette
IdeologyMarijuana legalization
Colors  Green, Gold, Red
Seats in the Senate
0 / 100
Seats in the House
0 / 435
0 / 50
State Upper House Seats
0 / 1,972
State Lower House Seats
0 / 5,411

In 1996, the Grassroots Party of Minnesota split, with some former members forming the Independent Grassroots Party. By 1998, members of the Independent Grassroots Party formed the Minnesota Legal Marijuana Now Party. In the 2010s the party began expansion attempts to other states as the Legal Marijuana Now Party.

Minnesota Legal Marijuana Now became a major party in Minnesota in 2018 when their candidate for State Auditor, Michael Ford, received 5.3 percent of the vote.

In 2020, the Minnesota Legal Marijuana Now nominee for United States Senator received 190,154 votes in the November 3 election, the largest number of votes received in 2020, in the U.S., by any such third-party candidate. An analysis of votes cast in the 2020 Minnesota elections found that Legal Marijuana Now candidates might have helped Democratic candidates in swing districts, by pulling a greater number of votes from Republican candidates. Other analysts state that Legal Marijuana Now candidates are detrimental to the Democratic Party.

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