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August 15, 2022

Clarification of Minnesota’s New THC Laws – Effective July 1

At BLNCD, a big part of being responsible manufacturers of cannabis products is keeping up to date with laws on both state and federal levels. This summer has seen a lot of change at a state level when it comes to cannabis consumption in Minnesota. 

Here’s what we know about Minnesota’s New THC Law

A new Minnesota law allows anyone over the age of 21 to purchase edibles or cannabis beverages with up to 5 milligrams of hemp-derived THC per serving. Individual products can be packaged with up to 50 milligrams of hemp-derived THC. Products cannot contain more than 0.3 percent THC by dry weight, per state and federal hemp statute. 

Package Requirements for THC Edible Products

Majority Leader Ryan Winkler shared that the bill, which moved through 12 committees, was the “product of hundreds of hours of work involving thousands of people’s input, countless hearings and public listening sessions.”  The legislation also emphasizes that THC products cannot be marketed to children. Packaging must be tamper proof and consideration needs to be made around colorful and playful packaging.

Did Minnesota Legalize Marijuana? No, but it’s a step in that direction.

This legislation is not considered the legalization of recreational marijuana in Minnesota.  It’s also not the legalization of ALL edibles. Minnesota only legalized THC edibles that are hemp derived.

Back in 2019, the governor asked state agencies to prepare to implement reform in anticipation of legalization eventually passing.  While legalization wasn’t ultimately enacted, a bill was signed to expand the state’s medical marijuana program, allowing patients to access smokable cannabis products.  

This summer, with the new laws around edibles, Minnesota has taken a big step towards legalizing recreational marijuana.  For us at BLNCD, it’s been a long time coming and we’re excited for the opportunity to provide a wider range of wellness products to our customers. 


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