How Minnesota legalized Cannabis edibles… by accident

    Recently, the state of Minnesota legalized the use of Cannabis in edibles. The only thing is, they may not have really meant to do it. On July 2, 2022, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz (D) signed House File 4065 into law.

    The law clarifies Minnesota’s edibles policy by allowing Minnesota residents over 21 to consume edibles with less than 50 milligrams of THC per package. 

    All that seems pretty straightforward, but as the saying goes, the devil is in the details. Current Minnesota law prohibits the possession of cannabis. So, how did this law legalizing THC infused edibles pass? By accident apparently. Minnesota house Republicans thought they were approving a bill that legalized Delta-8 THC products in edibles. Perhaps they should have read the bill more closely. 

    House File 4065 specifically legalizes the use of Delta-9 THC in edibles. Delta 8 THC has mild effects similar to CBD, whereas Delta-9 THC is much stronger and causes users to actually “get high”. Apparently the Minnesota house Republicans, most of whom remain staunchly opposed to cannabis legalization, didn’t know the difference. It was either that or they just didn’t read the bill. 

    Because no sooner had the vote taken place than several Republicans complained both on and off the record that they didn’t realize they had legalized “real” THC in edibles. Some demanded the legislation be brought up for another vote but it was too late. The governor had already signed the bill into law. So, you can’t light up legally in Minnesota, but at least you can enjoy a nice brownie.

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