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Legally regulated adult-use cannabis has been approved by the Minnesota state legislature. The bill passed in the House of Representatives 73-57 and squeaked by the Minnesota State Senate by 2 votes. Governor Walz tweeted; “When the bill reaches my desk, I’ll be proud to sign it into law.”
Retail sales likely won’t happen until early 2025, as a framework is still being constructed, but effective August 1, adults over 21 years old can legally grow 8 plants at home. Medical cannabis has been legal in the state for about 10 years, so the transition should go smoothly.