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Minnesota Weed Laws: Legal Status

Regulations surrounding weed, CBD, delta-8, and delta-10 change so often it can be hard to know what is and isn’t legal. This year was no different, with several key laws changing what products are available to the public.

Understanding the legal status surrounding marijuana and related products is an important part of ensuring you’re buying from a trusted source. With that said, let’s look at some of the current laws and recent changes to the legal status of Minnesota weed.

Delta-8 and CBD Legal Status in MN

Recently Governor Tim Walz passed a bill that allows state hemp businesses to legally market certain cannabis products. This corrected a legislative draft problem, which happened after state lawmakers sought to align Minnesota’s hemp policy with that of the federal government. This makes it so that all hemp-derived cannabinoids, including CBD, can be sold in food items, beverages, topicals, and more if all the products contain less than the federal limit of 0.3 percent of THC.

Hemp-derived delta-8 is legal in Minnesota under state law. Possession, purchase, sale, production, and manufacturing of delta-8 products are permitted without risk of any penalty or prosecution as long as the products meet the new requirements to be compliant with the law. Likewise, hemp-derived delta-10, THC-O, as well as other delta-9 isomers are also legal.

Medical Marijuana Legality in MN

Medical marijuana is legal in Minnesota. The qualifying conditions to receive your medical card include:

  • Tourette’s

  • ALS

  • Seizures

  • Chronic pain

  • Cancer

  • Persistent/severe spasms

  • Autism

  • Sleep apnea

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • Inflammatory bowel syndrome

  • Crohn’s disease

  • Glaucoma


  • Intractable pain

  • PTSD

Recreational Marijuana Legality in MN

Minnesota Governor, Tim Walz is supportive of recreational marijuana legalization and has included funding to implement the reform in his annual budget request to lawmakers. A poll which was conducted by Minnesota lawmakers, last year, found that 58% of Minnesota residents are in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana use.

In May, Minnesota Senate Democrats tried to legalize recreational, hemp-derived pot use in Minnesota, but the late push failed. However, in early July Walz signed a law allowing the purchase of legal, edibles with a few requirements:

  • Edibles must contain no more than 0.3% of hemp-derived THC

  • Edibles can’t contain more than 5 milligrams of THC per serving

  • Edibles can’t be sold in more than 50-milligram packages

  • Edible packaging must follow labeling requirements

  • Edibles can’t be bought by anyone under 21

Interested in exploring the new products available to you with these new law changes? Biotanica CBD Store can provide—no medical card required. Our products range from edibles to topicals and beyond. Visit our online store to get started, or contact us today.

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