Minnesota Cannabis Legalization – (HF 4632) – MN Cannabis Laws & News
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A bill to legalize cannabis is working its way through Minnesota’s legislature. If HF 4632 passes and becomes law in Minnesota, it will be the 12th state to legalize cannabis for adult use. The new Minnesota cannabis law does a very good job of allowing various types of personal use, including home grow. Here we go over the proposed cannabis law so that you can be ready when Minnesota legalizes it. Enjoy and contact us with questions about getting your cannabis business licensed in Minnesota.
Cannabis Legalization in Minnesota
Not just anyone can use cannabis in Minnesota if HF 4632 becomes law. In order to use cannabis there are requirements, which are very similar to other states. A person 21 years of age or older may:
use, possess, or transport cannabis paraphernalia;
possess or transport 1.5 ounces or less of adult-use cannabis in a public place;
possess ten pounds or less of adult-use cannabis in the person’s private residence;
possess or transport eight grams or less of adult-use cannabis concentrate;
possess or transport an edible cannabis product infused with 800 milligrams or less of tetrahydrocannabinol;
give for no remuneration 1.5 ounces or less of adult-use cannabis, eight grams or less of adult-use cannabis concentrate, or an edible cannabis product infused with 800 milligrams or less of tetrahydrocannabinol to a person who is at least 21 years of age; and
use adult-use cannabis and adult-use cannabis products in the following locations:
a private residence, including the person’s curtilage or yard;
on private property, not generally accessible by the public, when the person is explicitly permitted to consume cannabis or cannabis products on the property by the owner of the property; or
on the premises of an establishment or event licensed to permit on-site consumption.
Minnesota has larger possession limits than other states – 1.5 ounces of possession in public, 10 pounds at home – you can gift 1.5 ounces & even allows for onsite consumption!
Restrictions against adult use of Cannabis in Minnesota
Of course, not everything under the sun is permitted by Minnesota’s new cannabis law – in fact many of the same restrictions that other states impose on cannabis use are found under Section 8 of the new Adult use cannabis law in Minnesota’s legislature. A person is still prohibited from:
use, possess, or transport cannabis or cannabis products if the person is under the age of 21;
use cannabis or cannabis products in a motor vehicle as defined in section 169A.03, subdivision 15;
use cannabis or cannabis products at any location where smoking is prohibited under section 144.414;
use or possess cannabis or cannabis products in a public school, as defined in section 120A.05, subdivisions 9, 11, and 13, or in a charter school governed by chapter 124E, including all facilities, whether owned, rented, or leased, and all vehicles that a school district owns, leases, rents, contracts for, or controls;
use or possess cannabis or cannabis products in a state correctional facility;
operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of cannabis or cannabis products;
give for no remuneration cannabis or cannabis products to a person under 21 years of age; or
give for no remuneration cannabis or cannabis products as a sample or promotional gift if the giver is in the business of selling goods or services.
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