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Clarification of the Law on Cannabis Use in Minnesota

Oct. 24, 2023

Starting from August 1, 2023, Minnesota will fully decriminalize cannabis for individuals aged 21 and older. Here's what you need to know:

• Possession, use, and home grow of cannabis will be allowed.

• You can possess up to 2 ounces of cannabis flower in public and up to 2 pounds in your private residence.

• Transporting cannabis paraphernalia and up to 8 grams of adult-use concentrate is permitted.

• Edible cannabis products and lower-potency hemp edibles with a combined THC content of 800mg or less can be possessed or transported.

• You can give away cannabis flower and products to individuals 21 or older, within legal limits.

For those interested in home cultivation:

• You can grow up to eight cannabis plants, with a maximum of four being mature, flowering plants. This is per residence, not per resident.

• Ensure the plants are in an enclosed, locked space not visible to the public.

Where Can Cannabis Be Used?

• Cannabis can be used on private property, private residences, and at licensed venues or events (licenses and permits not currently available).

• It is prohibited to use cannabis while operating a motor vehicle or heavy machinery.

• Cannabis use is not allowed in public schools, correctional facilities, areas where minors could inhale the smoke or vapor, federal properties, federally subsidized housing, or on an employer's premises.

City and County local ordinances may restrict smoking or vaping cannabis in public places.

Stay informed and responsible as we embrace this new chapter in Minnesota's cannabis landscape. Remember, always prioritize safety and respect the laws.