DFL lawmakers to discuss potential for adult-use cannabis in Minnesota Tuesday
Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Laborer (DFL) lawmakers will be in Minneapolis Tuesday to discuss the next steps for cannabis legislation in Minnesota.
House Majority Leader DFL Rep. Ryan Winkler is expected to lay out steps for his adult-use cannabis bill in a press conference starting at 11 a.m.
The conference comes just days after 5 milligram Delta-9 THC edibles and beverages were made legal in the state for those 21 and older.
DFL Rep. Heather Edelson will be joined by hemp product entrepreneurs and advocates to clarify the recent law, which went into effect July 1.
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reported that local retailers were swamped Friday by customers hoping to get their hands on products the first moment they became legal.
Many outlets reported that Republican legislators were surprised by the contents of the bill some of them helped to pass, but Republican Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller says cannabis regulation will help keep the products safer and away from children.
“Adding clear labeling, limiting the sale to 21 years or older, and banning certain marketing practices aimed at children were absolutely necessary,” Miller wrote.