Marijuana in Minnesota

Recreational use of cannabis for adults 21 and older is now legal in Minnesota.

New adult-use cannabis dispensary opens in Minnesota, closest to Twin Cities
The Sweetest Grass is about 182 miles from downtown Minneapolis, making it the closest dispensary to the Twin Cities — at least until Prairie Island Indian Community opens its dispensary, planned for later this month.
 A new marijuana dispensary opening this week will be the closest to the Twin Cities
A new adult-use cannabis dispensary opens Thursday. It’s called The Sweetest Grass, and it will now be the closest dispensary to the Twin Cities metro. It’s 182 miles or a little more than 3 hours from downtown Minneapolis to Walker, just west of Leech Lake in Cass County.
State agency approves loan for tribal cannabis facility over board's recommendation
The Minnesota Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation has approved a $2.5 million loan to a subsidiary of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa to build a cannabis growing facility in Brookston, despite its advisory board’s vote against it.
Sole GOP lawmaker on cannabis negotiating panel shares concerns about rollout
Widespread cannabis dispensaries are one step closer to reality after the Minnesota Legislature approved a bill speeding up the process for licensing. Rep. Nolan West has lingering concerns.
U.S. drug control agency will move to reclassify marijuana in a historic shift, AP sources say
Reclassifying marijuana as a less dangerous drug is the agency’s biggest policy change in more than 50 years. The proposal still must be reviewed by the White House Office of Management and Budget.
High art in high times: Bongs in a post-legalization Minnesota
Minneapolis glass artist Eric Ross celebrates the lifting of legal stigmas around his craft with Minnesota’s legalization of recreational cannabis, allowing artists to openly create bongs.
Minnesota House approves bill that attempts to speed up legal cannabis marketplace roll out
The proposal would allow pre-approval for dispensaries as soon as this summer while the final rules to regulate the Minnesota marketplace get set. Backers say it’ll get some legwork out of the way now so sales can start quicker, although not all businesses hoping to get into the action like it.
Politics Friday: How will the grow go? A look at Minnesota’s future with cannabis
MPR News host Brian Bakst and his guests talked about the ways Minnesota’s new cannabis law is taking hold in the state — plus a conversation with Gen Z voters.
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