Minnesota is poised to legalize adult-use cannabis with the approval of HF 100 by the state legislature. Governor Tim Walz is expected to sign the bill soon (and may in fact have done so by the time this post goes live), making Minnesota the 23rd state (plus DC, Guam, the Marianas, and the Virgin Islands) to legalize recreational cannabis. Commencing on August 1, Minnesotans will have the right to possess, use, and cultivate cannabis for personal consumption within their homes.
Similar to other states that have recently legalized adult-use cannabis, Minnesota’s new law establishes possession limits, allowing up to two pounds of cannabis flower in private residences and two ounces in public. The bill also sets caps of 800 milligrams for edibles and eight grams for concentrates.
The new law envisions the licensing of retail establishments, but Minnesotans (and folks in neighboring states) will have to wait a bit longer before dispensaries open their doors in the Twin Cities, Rochester, and beyond. As Jen Randolph Reise explains:
The bill creates a new regulator, the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM), which will be promulgating important rules and granting licenses. Currently, the Senate bill directs license applications to be available Jan. 1,
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