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Dayton denies telling Minn. mom to buy marijuana on street

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is denying an accusation from a Woodbury mother who on Wednesday said the governor told her to buy marijuana off the street for her sick child.

The conversation happened during a private meeting with medical marijuana supporters earlier this month, so it's his word against her word at this point.

"I cannot, and I do not, advocate breaking the law," Dayton said in a statement this week. "But as a father, I understand parents who would do anything possible to help their children."

Dayton has flip-flopped on the medical marijuana issue this session. He has said he would only sign legislation that has the support of law enforcement, but doesn't support broad-scale legalization introduced earlier this session.

But after meeting with families and medical marijuana advocates, Dayton called for passage of legislation that would give children with seizure disorders access to medical marijuana in a pill form.

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