Minnesota Sponsor Of New Law Legalizing Low-THC Edibles Talks Municipal Control And Next Steps For Statewide Rules

Minnesota Sponsor Of New Law Legalizing Low-THC Edibles Talks Municipal Control And Next Steps For Statewide Rules
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A new Minnesota law allowing adults to buy edibles and drinks infused with low amounts of THC and other cannabinoids has generated significant enthusiasm among consumers. But the sponsor of the bill is recognizing that the current lack of statewide regulations means that it will be up to local governments to set rules for the market within their jurisdictions, at least for now. Since the legislation’s enactment, Rep. Heather Edelson (DFL) and other Democratic lawmakers haven’t been shy about the fact that they created a quasi-legal cannabis program for edibles by deliberately diverting attention away from those provisions, choosing instead to focus on the components that establish regulations for delta-8 THC products. Putting specific rules for licensing, zoning and other issues for THC edibles in the bill as introduced could have caught the attention of Republicans who control the state Senate and jeopardized the bipartisan support the measure received in the legislature, Edelson said earlier this week. But now that the law has taken effect, the sponsor is explaining steps that localities can take to fill the regulatory gaps as she crafts follow-up legislation for statewide rules for the next session. “This law is absolutely a positive step for Minnesotans to access products in a safe and legal way,” Edelson said in a press release on Thursday. “That said, with every law we pass at the state level, issues will arise throughout the year when the Minnesota Legislature is not in session. The ability for municipalities to offer important guidance and clarity on day-to-day operations and compliance within a city is vital.” To that end, the lawmaker has been meeting with mayors, city council members, city managers and the League of Minnesota Cities over recent weeks to educate them about how the law could impact their areas and how they…

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