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Marijuana MSO Vireo Health sues Minnesota over new edibles law

Marijuana multistate company Vireo Health, one of two licensed medical cannabis operators in Minnesota, filed a lawsuit against the state alleging that a new law allowing hemp-derived edibles sales unfairly discriminate against MJ-derived edibles makers.

A number of state agencies and officials are named in the complaint, including Attorney General Keith Ellison and Jan Malcolm, commissioner of the health department, Health, Eden Prairie TV station KMSP reported.


Minneapolis-headquartered Vireo Health, which does business as Green Goodness Holdings, and Chicago-based Green Thumb Industries, are the two licensed MMJ operators in Minnesota.

Last spring, state officials passed a law allowing unlicensed companies to sell hemp-derived edibles containing THC to be sold in grocery and convenience stores.

But under the law, which took effect July 1, Vireo and Green Thumb – which produce marijuana-derived edibles, are restricted to selling products to patients registered in the state’s MMJ program.

The law, which

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