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Kevin “KK” Forss talks to students at a photography class he taught in Cloquet, Minn., in January 2014. Forss says he never imagined himself as an advocate for legalized marijuana. The events that changed all that began May 19, 2004. DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE/Steve Kuchera

Minn. legalization advocate: Marijuana 'saved my life'

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CLOQUET, Minn. – Legalizing marijuana for medical purposes has nothing to do with a liberal agenda, says Kevin “KK” Forss.

“I’m a born-again Christian. I’m a veteran. I’m a Republican,” said the Cloquet man. “It isn’t liberal; it’s about people who are suffering.”

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Forss, now 47, never imagined himself as an advocate for legalized marijuana.

The events that changed all that began May 19, 2004.

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