Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Minnesota Legislature

Legislative News and Views - Rep. Pat Garofalo (R)

Back to profile

RELEASE: Representative Garofalo to Host Community Meeting on Marijuana Legalization

Monday, March 11, 2019

St. Paul, MN—State Representative Patrick Garofalo, R-Farmington, announced today that he is hosting a community meeting on the issue of recreational marijuana legalization on Wednesday, March 20th. The meeting will involve a discussion between two local experts, moderated by Garofalo, to help citizens better understand the complexity of the issue.

“The issue of marijuana continues to dominate national headlines as more and more states have moved to legalize recreational cannabis,” said Rep. Garofalo. “I want to be clear, this forum is not intended to be a platform to advocate for or against legalizing marijuana. Instead, my intention is to give local residents the opportunity to have a mature, respectful conversation about legalization. I urge anyone interested in this important issue to attend.”

Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom and former State Senator Branden Petersen will join Rep. Garofalo at the event.

Here are the details:

When:     Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Time:       7:00-8:30 PM

                Location: Farmington High School, Recital Hall

               20655 Flagstaff Ave, Farmington, MN

For more information, contact Rep. Garofalo at or by phone at 651-296-1069.