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Minnesota Marijuana Regulators Seek More Public Input As They Craft Industry Rules And Process Responses To Initial Survey

Minnesota marijuana regulators have opened a second survey round to collect public feedback on issues related to pesticides, fertilizers and environmental controls as they work to craft rules for the state’s cannabis market. They are also touting the hundreds of responses they received from an initial survey that was focused on cultivation, processing and manufacturing.

The Minnesota Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) is planning to circulate a total of five surveys on marijuana consumer and industry topics through next month, with the aim of informing rulemaking under the state’s legalization law that was enacted earlier this year.

The office said that it received more than 700 responses to the first survey, gaining valuable perspective on how to effectively support small businesses, navigate supply chains and provide reliable lab testing services, for example.

OCM said several “themes” emerged in response to the first survey. For example, “clarity is needed regarding the role of the home grower in the larger cannabis marketplace,” it said.

Here are the other key takeaways:

There is a need for technical support for growers and processors—specifically to teach skills and methods to those new to the industry. There is a high degree of importance to establishing

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