MN Lawmakers Introduce Adult-Use Cannabis Legislation

Lawmakers in Minnesota once again introduced legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis in the state. “We are seeing in states across the country and even our neighbor in South Dakota that the issue of legalizing cannabis, creating a fair, regulated marketplace, and address the deep inequity in our criminal justice system is a mainstream, bipartisan, broadlyContinue reading “MN Lawmakers Introduce Adult-Use Cannabis Legislation”

Legal Cannabis & Expungement in Minnesota

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. A Tweet from Minnesota House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler explained how the upcoming November election would impact the state’s cannabis community.Continue reading “Legal Cannabis & Expungement in Minnesota”

White Earth Nation Approved Medical Cannabis

The White Earth Nation voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to approve a referendum directing the Reservation Business Committee to authorize the cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis. This makes the White Earth tribe the second in the state to legalize medical cannabis, after the Red Lake Nation voted to allow the same earlier in the year.Continue reading “White Earth Nation Approved Medical Cannabis”

MN Legislators: Social Equity Along With Cannabis Legalization

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”

Minnesota Cannabis Supporters Set Sail

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.

Taxes, Grants, and Cannabis in Minnesota

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”

Rep. Winkler: Legalization Hopefully One Election Away

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”

Minnesota US House Candidates Vary on Cannabis

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”