Minnesota legalizes recreational marijuana

(St. Paul, MN)  --  Minnesota has just become the 23rd state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.  

Governor Tim Walz signed the bill into law Tuesday morning.  

It allows people 21-and-older to have up to two pounds of cannabis at home.  

It also expunges the sentences of residents convicted of low-level marijuana crimes.  

The new law takes effect on August 1st.

Lawmakers say it will take over a year for the state to issue licenses for selling the drug.