MARIJUANA: Minnesota Becomes 23rd State to Legalize

Written by on August 1, 2023

Today, August 1st, Minnesota became the 23rd state to legalize marijuana. 

Minnesotans who are at least 21 years old will now be allowed to have up to 2 ounces of weed in public and 2 pounds of weed at home. But there’s a catch — you won’t be able to purchase any of that within the state. Residents in Minnesota will, however, be able to grow up to eight cannabis plants at home. And seeds to start their at-home weed garden will go on sale today. 

The reason why dispensaries won’t be open for recreational sales today is because of a weird quirk in the new law that requires the creation of the “Office of Cannabis Management.” As of now, weed won’t be sold in stores until early 2025.

So even though it will be legal to possess weed, it will still be illegal to purchase it on the “black market” and illegal to bring weed across state lines.

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