One key difference between the two versions is that the the House Bill follows a medical, clinical study format with distribution through pharmacies. This fundamental difference will trigger presumably unintended consequences that will likely may the proposed law unworkable under other, existing Minnesota laws relating to pharmacies.
This week, the MN Senate passed a medical marijuana Bill that is better than nothing. Friday May 9, 2014,The MN House passed a Bill that is worse than nothing. The two Bills will now go to a Sentate-House Conference Committee to negotiate one Bill that will then face an up or down vote in the House and Senate, and if passed in both, then go to the Governor.