On May 30, 2023, Minnesota became the 23rd legalization state when Gov. Tim Walz (D) signed HF 100 into law.
The law, most of which took effect on August 1, 2023, allows adults 21 or older to possess and grow limited amounts of cannabis. HF 100 allows an array of types of adult-use cannabis businesses while creating a stronger regulatory system for “lower potency hemp” edibles and beverages, which are already being sold in Minnesota. A new Office of Cannabis Management will license both “lower potency hemp” and adult-use cannabis businesses, which are expected to begin retail sales in the first few months of 2025. The new law also includes expungement and resentencing, along with some non-discrimination provisions. Adult-use cannabis sales are subjected to a 10% gross receipts tax and standard sales tax.
Here is a detailed review of the key provisions of the law.
Adults who are 21+ may:
The law specifies people under 21 generally may not use, possess, or transport cannabis. Whilke it does not include a penalty, a default provision of Minnesota law appears too apply, imposing a non-criminal fine of up to $300.