Update: An earlier version of the article erroneously listed age-related muscular degeneration as an approved qualifying condition. While it was approved by the Commissioner of Health, it was later repealed by the Minnesota Legislature. A lot has happened in the last few weeks around cannabis in Minnesota. In July, both the State of Minnesota’s andContinue reading “Minnesota Cannabis by the Numbers”
When the prospect of legal, adult-use cannabis in Minnesota seemed far off, the debate focused much more on if we should legalize the plant and less on the how. Cannabis advocates at the Minnesota State Fair encouraged passersby for years to support legalization, not to explore how to create a new regulated industry from theContinue reading “MN Legislators: Social Equity Along With Cannabis Legalization”
The sounds of chants and the smell of cannabis filled the air Sunday afternoon as legalization supporters throughout the state gathered at the Harriet Island Park in St. Paul. The purpose was an annual boat ride, dubbed “Loud on the River”, and a march to raise awareness for cannabis legalization in the state.
This post is part of an ongoing exploration into a piece of legislation introduced into the Minnesota House of Representatives by Rep. Ryan Winkler, H.F. No. 4632. The full bill text can be found here. Welcome to our forth deep dive into House File No. 4632, a piece of legislation that gives us a glimpseContinue reading “Taxes, Grants, and Cannabis in Minnesota”
Since the early days of cannabis prohibition in Minnesota, racism has been a driving force in increasing funding for enforcement and worsening the severity of punishment for those caught. While politicians today may claim that their support for drug enforcement is not racist in of itself, it does serve to support the continuation of policiesContinue reading “The Racial History of Cannabis Prohibition in Minnesota”
The Minnesota Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research, a 23-member group created to explore the impact of medical cannabis, met Tuesday for the first time in 17 months.
Representative Ryan Winkler joined legalization advocates Wednesday morning for a virtual discussion on H.F. 4632, a bill to legalize adult-use cannabis. If passed, the House Majority Leader’s bill (with 33 co-authors) would extend the right to possess and grow a limited amount of cannabis to adults age 21 and older. It would also establish aContinue reading “Rep. Winkler: Legalization Hopefully One Election Away”
On Sunday, the Minnesota DFL Party announced its nominated candidates for the United States House of Representatives. This means that two of the four major party’s in Minnesota now have their delegate-endorsed candidates for November locked in for the US House. While we can assume that candidates from Legal Marijuana Now and Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis supportContinue reading “Minnesota US House Candidates Vary on Cannabis”
This post is part of an ongoing exploration into the piece of legislation introduced into the Minnesota House of Representatives by Rep. Ryan Winkler, H.F. 4632. The full bill text can be found here. Welcome to our third deep dive into House File No. 4632, a piece of legislation that gives us a glimpse intoContinue reading “Medical in an Adult-Use Minnesota”
Minnesota and its cannabis laws have a very strange relationship with cannabis concentrates, also known as dabs, wax, or oil. Currently, it is a major crime to possess any amount of concentrates containing THC while at the same time it is one of the only options for medical cannabis patients in Minnesota. In 2016, theContinue reading “Cannabis Concentrates in MN”
Members of the Red Lake Nation made history on Wednesday by becoming the first tribal nation in Minnesota to vote in favor of a medical cannabis referendum. This program will be the only source of legal medical cannabis flower in Minnesota as the state’s program currently only allows oils, topicals, and pills. This vote comes just days after the Minnesota Senate voted down a measure to expand the state’s limited cannabis program to include flower to patients over the age of 21.
If you’re looking to start growing cannabis at home once the Minnesota legalization legislation passes, then you’ll need to learn about seeds and how to grow them. While you will eventually be able to buy clones from retail locations throughout the state, those won’t open for sale until a couple of years after adult-use cannabisContinue reading “Cannabis Seeds Explained”
Check out the below video to learn a little bit more about what happened this weekend at the Minnesota Legislature with medical cannabis: Are you a medical patient in Minnesota who would have made use of this change? We’d love to hear from you. Please email email@example.com
This post is part of an ongoing exploration into the new piece of legislation introduced into the Minnesota House of Representatives by Rep. Ryan Winkler, H.F. 4632. The full bill text can be found here. Welcome to our second deep dive into House File No. 4632, a piece of legislation that gives us a glimpseContinue reading “A Minnesotan Dispensary”
Update: At roughly 12:00 pm (noon) on Sunday, May 17 the Senate tabled the bill (SF 3560) through a voice vote. A majority vote is required to take the bill off of the table. While this doesn’t necessarily mean the measure is dead, it does not bode well for those supporting the change. The MinnesotaContinue reading “MN House Votes to Allow Medical Cannabis Flower”
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